Web Design and Development Services

GSE IT provides web design and development services to the GSE community, including, GSE Dean’s Office, individual faculty, faculty groups and research centers. While GSE IT services are prioritized for GSE Dean’s Office operations, such as maintaining the GSE website ed.stanford.edu, web services are offered to individuals and groups at no charge when size and scope of the project meet GSE IT’s availability and guidelines.

Tiers of Web Services

Service Tier 1: Basic/Self-service (FREE)

Timeline

Maximum amount of hours allocated for projects in this tier is 40. During the initial project consultation with client GSE IT will determine whether scope of project fits in this tier.

Estimated project duration - 3-4 weeks.

Service

Web production. Self-service (optional).

Service Tier 2: Custom (FREE)

Timeline

Maximum amount of hours allocated for projects in this tier is 100, depending on the project. During the initial project consultation with client GSE IT will determine whether scope of project fits in this tier.

Estimated project duration - 8-10 weeks.

Tier 1 and Tier 2 projects will be handled in separate order/queues to allow Tier 1 project clients for a quicker turnaround.

Service

Design: Design choices/themes will be provided. Minor customizations are allowed.

Development: A set of defined web features and functionalities determines the scope of this project tier, in addition to the allocated hours stated above. GSE IT will create a set of features and functionalities that can be provided within this tier.

If project estimate exceeds the allocated amount of hours due to complex programming and/or set of features, GSE IT will assist with reviewing the scope of project to ensure the project fits the criteria of this free service tier.

Service Tier 3: Vendor (Fee)

  • Project consultation with GSE IT (required): FREE
  • Web project strategy and vendor guidance by GSE IT: FREE
  • Vendor cost: Project fee or hourly rate
  • Design: Custom
  • Development: Complex Programming
  • Technologies: Javascript, custom PHP, databases.
  • Example: telos.stanford.edu, lemanncenter.stanford.edu

Service

The Custom Service provides the option for engaging the services of an external web vendor, Stanford Web Services or GSE IT. Cost is determined on a per-project basis.

This level of service is intended for sites that require custom design and complex programming. While these sites may be built in Drupal, they may or may not be appropriate for the Stanford hosting environment. The GSE IT will help you determine what technology and hosting environment is most appropriate for the project.

These projects rely on vendor services. To improve the success, quality, and efficiency of vendor projects, the GSE IT can provide consultation from project discovery through vendor selection and beyond. Vendors are required to have a demonstrated record of high quality service and an understanding of Stanford identity guidelines and web infrastructure. GSE IT will provide a list of Stanford-vetted vendors.

GSE IT will provide a set of guidelines for the vendor to follow.

Before processing vendor payment, GSE Finance team will check with Director of Web Services, whether the project was approved for vendor contract. GSE IT will also provide GSE Finance Team with access to the Web Project database.

Cost

Cost is determined on a per-project basis. Vendor charges are passed through directly to the client. Project consultation & guidance provided by GSE IT are free.