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Sara Worrell Berg

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The SWS team is growing!

Stanford Web Services is growing again! In the not-quite-three years since SWS first opened its doors, the service we support now hosts over 1,000 websites, and our team of 8 has launched over 50 new Drupal websites and provided web strategy on over 20 vendor-led projects in partnership with schools, departments and groups of all sizes. It’s time to add to our team and get everyone on board and ready to go before the new school year begins in September.

Stanford Sites Updates, February 2014

IT Services will perform updates for the Stanford Sites Drupal hosting service, including department and group websites hosted on and individuals' websites hosted on, on the following dates:
  • Saturday, February 8, from 5 - 8 a.m.
  • Sunday, February 9, from 5 - 8 a.m.
  • Tuesday, February 11, from 5 - 8 p.m.
Changes include security patches and upgrades for both Drupal 6 and 7 sites. See below for a complete list. 

Sites Superstar: Center for Conservation Biology

I just stumbled across the new Center for Conservation Biology website on Stanford Sites, and I'm awed – it looks fantastic! Using the Stanford Wilbur theme, the CCB website includes front page announcements with crisp thumbnail images and social media links, as well as excellent people pages with fun photos, bios and publication lists. Check out the featured photo on Dr. Paul R. Ehrlich's page – what an amazing shot!

New Drupal training announced

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 web design, all the way up through experienced developers looking to level up their skills in web application development.

Starting in July, the new courses include:

Things to ask before starting a website project

In my role as manager for Stanford Web Services, I'm often the first on our team to meet with faculty and staff who are interested in building a new website. Our team helps to support the Drupal 7 CMS "Stanford Sites" as a self-service tool, and we also build new websites using Stanford Sites for academic and administrative departments and centers.