In 2007, Kevin implemented a redesign of all Stanford School of Medicine sites. Before he arrived, the site design was inconsistent. Each group could go there own way. Some spent thousands on bespoke designs. Others used the “standard,” which was in frames, for departmental sites. Here are some samples from before the redesign to give a sense of what we were dealing with (click each to view larger).
Kevin worked with a local design firm to develop a new design that he would go on to implement in about 250 websites. In addition to the design work, Kevin developed an innovative technology solution for building and maintaining multiple sites and brands, within a consistent branding infrastructure, bringing consistency and elevating quality. The hospital was using Interwoven TeamSite, and adoption by the school was projected to cost approximately $1M to install, and additional thousands to maintain. Kevin’s solution used a simple combination of server-side includes, root referencing, and provision of a common root resource folder under every participating domain. This system, which saved the school an estimated $3M, would power Stanford Medicine sites, eventually more than 600, for over 10 years (they now use Drupal).
To learn more, see Stanford Medicine Redesign 2.0 & 2.1.