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July 2013

OpenWeb Conference 2013

Caryl Westerberg Posted by Caryl J Westerberg on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 9:07am

Over a weekend in mid-July several members of Stanford IT Services turned up at the OpenWeb conference held at the Paypal Town Hall in San Jose. This conference, the brain child of John Foliot,  had its roots at Stanford.  ...

New Modules on Stanford Sites, July 2013 - updated

Photo of John Bickar Posted by John Bickar on Friday, July 26, 2013 - 1:57pm

Update, August 5: Module updates to Stanford Sites were not fully completed during the maintenance windows of the week of July 29th. Instead, sites on will continue to be updated during...

Getting Started on Sites: Inserting Images in Your Content

Cynthia Mijares Posted by Cynthia Mijares on Friday, July 26, 2013 - 10:02am

Welcome back! This is the fifth blog post in a series on how to create a Drupal 7 personal website* using Stanford Sites....

Writing for the Web #1: Calls to Action

Linnea Williams profile pic Posted by Linnea Ann Williams on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 11:17am

Get people more engaged in your content! With this post, I'll outline two basic guidelines for writing good Calls to Action to lead users through your site.

What is a Call to Action?

A Call to Action is a snippet of text with a link, sometimes styled as a button...

Stanford Sites Updates, July 11 and 13, 2013

Sara Worrell-Berg Posted by Sara Worrell Berg on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 3:31pm
IT Services will perform database updates for the Stanford Sites Drupal hosting service, including department and group websites hosted on and individuals' websites hosted on, on the following dates:...

Using Context to Add Blocks to a Region

Caryl Westerberg Posted by Caryl J Westerberg on Monday, July 8, 2013 - 9:00am

You may be asking yourself, how do I add a block to a sidebar or other region, and how do I get it to display on the correct page? In this post I'll explain how to use the Context module to do just this.

Blocks are a great way to display content in a more structured way on...

Everyday tools for design and theming

Megan Erin Miller Posted by Megan Erin Miller on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 9:21am

I spend a lot of my time theming in the browser, writing CSS and testing ideas. In this blog post, I wanted to share some of my favorite tools for designing and theming.

In-Browser Tools:

  • Firebug (developer tools for in-browser testing and...

New Drupal training announced

Sara Worrell-Berg Posted by Sara Worrell Berg on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 1:13pm

IT Services just announced new training opportunities to learn Google Sites, Dreamweaver, and of course, Drupal and the Stanford Sites environment! There are courses for everyone, from beginners just starting to explore...

Why Not Panels?

Photo of John Bickar Posted by John Bickar on Monday, July 1, 2013 - 9:03am

One of the common requests that we receive about the list of included modules in Stanford Sites is if we can add the Panels module. I...