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Helpful Resources

Customized websites and support on campus

Need help from Stanford professionals for building customized websites?

Stanford Web Services (SWS) provides the Stanford community with a full range of web strategy, visual design, user experience, custom development, and ongoing site support at below market rates.

Decanter, Stanford’s web style guide and library

Working with an outside vendor or doing your development in house?

Consider starting with Decanter, our open source library of pre-built styles and components that enable you to quickly build brand-compliant websites that are consistent with our design guidelines and accessibility requirements. This design system and open-source front-end CSS framework can be used with any Stanford project.

Other resources

  • Important policies
    We have a number of policies that govern how individuals and organizations can communicate on behalf of Stanford. Read and abide by them.
  • UIT’s web publishing guide
    If you are looking to set up a website, check out this guide.
  • SALLIE photo database
    SALLIE is Stanford’s online photo database. Check out the Stanford Selects collection. You will need a SUNet ID to access.
  • Stanford Online Accessibility Program (SOAP)
    The Stanford Online Accessibility Program provides resources for Stanford web designers, developers, content creators, and those assisting Stanford with these activities, so that they can produce materials which are accessible to the broadest audience possible.


There is a Drupal Community of Practice and a WordPress Community of Practice that meet regularly or are active on Slack.

Web design inspiration

A few good examples:

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