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Digital Services no longer supports Dreamweaver websites

In January 2018 Digital Services ceased support to Dreamweaver websites. Dreamweaver websites that remain on Stanford Medicine servers are scheduled to be frozen, which means authors will no longer be able to edit them, in March 2019. Owners may migrate their websites into Adobe Experience Manager or request that they be moved to a UIT server. 

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Restricted Information

Do NOT use your public website to store anything containing patient information governed by HIPAA, or any personal information such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, date of birth, etc. If you need to store or manage any such information, contact IRT to request help first.

File & Directory Names

Website file names impact usability and searchability by Google and other search engines. The best file names are short, include a key word or words, and don't repeat terms in the directory name, (e.g. /fellowships/fellowship-info.html). Avoid using spaces or special characters (#,@, etc.) in file or directory names. Instead, use hyphens (-) or underscores (_) to separate words. This applies to all files.

Default File=index.html=home

"Index.html" is the default file that a browser  looks for whenever a URL ends with a slash (/) rather than “something.html.”  Therefore, the URLs http://med.stanford.edu/ and http://med.stanford.edu/index.html are equivalent.

Official URLs

The official URL of the school is “med.stanford.edu." All new school development, maintenance and printed matter should use http://med.stanford.edu/ without any “www.” The official URL of the main Stanford Hospital & Clinics site is stanfordhealthcare.org, without “www.” The official URL of the Stanford Medicine site is med.stanford.edu, without any “www.”


Really important. For detailed information, see the section Stanford Medicine Web Policies & Design Standards on the "How to Be an Author" page.

Migrate to AEM

Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) is the fully supported web platform for Stanford Medicine.

AEM makes it easy to create responsive, mobile-friendly sites with drag and drop components and built-in configurations — no need to code, no HTML required.

Join divisions, departments, centers, institutes, labs, and many others who have moved over to AEM.