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UCSF Website Updates

News and announcements regarding UCSF websites, as well as best practices and tips for getting the most out of your web presence.

March 15, 2018
Custom Websites
Policies & Standards
Web Patterns Library

Working on a custom website? The new Web Patterns Library provides your website development teams and contractors with the code they need to create fully brand-compliant websites that meet accessibility standards. 

Benefits include combining efforts of multiple development teams across UCSF, saving time and money, and providing a consistent user experience.

If you are managing or overseeing a website project at UCSF, refer your design and development team to this resource.

June 19, 2017
Custom Websites
Web Hosting

IT has been providing free, managed, cloud web hosting since 2011. The hosting program has been a larger success than anticipated. In that time, the number of sites we host has increased from 21 sites to nearly 1,000 Drupal sites today.
 
With the increased quantity and complexity of UCSF websites, hosting costs have increased as well. This is primarily due to the added hardware and security measures that IT has added to its hosting service to ensure maximum uptime and security for UCSF websites.
 
All of these services come at a cost which has outstripped our subsidy from the University. To properly resource the web hosting, IT Governance has approved a modest hosting charge for custom websites. That cost will be $50/month for fiscal year 2017-18.
 
Only websites that use a custom theme – including Starter Kit 1.0 websites that have not upgraded to Starter Kit 2.0 – will be subject to the $50 monthly charge beginning July 1, 2017. UCSF Site Builder websites will still be hosted free of charge for the foreseeable future.
 
Find more information about how IT defines “custom websites."