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The UIT Blog is a behind-the-scenes look at the build and delivery of technology products and services to the Stanford community. The topics you’ll read about are all told first-hand by the individuals who work closest to them.

Find What You'll Need Again (Again and Again) in New Slack Canvases

June 20, 2023
Say hello to canvases, a new feature that gives you a permanent home for important information you don't want to lose in threads. Each channel and direct message comes with its own canvas, and you can spin up standalone canvases for whatever you're working on.

Last Call For Slack Workspace Migrations

October 4, 2022
Going forward, workspaces can no longer be migrated into the Slack grid. The final migration is scheduled for Dec. 15, 2022.

If You’re on These Versions, Update to Continue Using Slack

August 12, 2022
Slack updates its system requirements twice a year. Learn which apps, browsers, and operating systems will soon no longer be supported starting September 2022.
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New Visual Experience Boosts Collaboration in Slack Huddles

July 15, 2022
Slack has enhanced the Huddles experience to offer video, multi-user screen sharing, and more — all exclusively within the Slack app.
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Channel Creators Gain New Powers to Ease Admin Tasks

May 20, 2022
A new role in Slack gives channel creators certain powers previously afforded only to administrators.  Learn how this feature can help you manage your channels more efficiently.

The Impacts of CSS on Accessibility

April 4, 2022
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are used to change the presentation of HTML content. Inherently, CSS is not designed to change the semantic meaning of content, but to control its appearance.
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QA for A11Y

March 22, 2022
Conducting quality assurance testing on accessibility issues is often a stumbling block for teams after receiving the results of an accessibility audit.
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What is “Accessible Enough”?

February 18, 2022
This question often comes up when you (a product manager, project manager, or service owner) are in charge of a website/application or product with accessibility issues.

5 Reasons Stanford Sites is the Perfect Solution for Your Website

Sara Worrell-Berg
October 29, 2021
We get it. You need your Stanford website up and running like, yesterday. 

Drupal 7 Support Ends November 2023

Sara Worrell-Berg
October 27, 2021
Stanford Web Services continues to move full steam ahead to meet our goal of modernizing Stanford’s central web content management systems, including those websites built with the Stanford Sites Dr