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Custom Development


Your Cornell Web Partner

We are a skilled team of higher education specialists dedicated to providing tailored web solutions and unwavering support to our esteemed Cornell community. As an integral part of Cornell, we align with your goals, vision, and priorities to craft websites that exceed your expectations. While maintaining Cornell Brand standards, security, and web accessibility, we guarantee a solution that not only fits your budget but also lifts your online presence to new heights of excellence.

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Intakes and Discoveries

We work with you to meet your business needs, budget, and deadlines. Our intake services range from a free 1-hour intake to short discoveries to full-scale requirements.

More information about our discovery process.

User Experience Research and Information Architecture

Enhancing User Experience (UX) through Comprehensive Research and Strategic Information Architecture.

Our mission is to elevate user satisfaction and efficiency in navigating your digital platform, whether it's a website or an application. We employ a diverse range of methodologies in user research, encompassing various approaches such as:

  • User interviews
  • Surveys
  • Google Analytics analysis
  • Card sorting
  • Tree testing
  • Usability Testing
  • Competitive analysis

With this research, we craft information architectures and wireframes tailored to prioritize user workflows, tasks, and objectives, in accordance with established UX best practices. Additionally, we facilitate collaboration with stakeholders, ensuring alignment on strategic decisions.

More information about our User Experience services.


Our expert developers, with their deep understanding of Drupal, WordPress, and Laravel, don't just build websites; they craft digital experiences that captivate, engage, and achieve your department goals. Our developers are not just site architects and coding machines; they're strategic partners through the entire build process. They collaborate with you to understand your target audience, business objectives, and desired user experience, then translate that vision into a dynamic and impactful website or application. We work with you and your team, we come up with the best solution for your needs that follows all brand guidelines and accessibility requirements.


Our developers meticulously configure its scalable framework to build powerful platforms that can seamlessly integrate with existing systems and optimize content creation, putting more control of your site in your hands for maximum efficiency.


Our expertise unlocks the platform's full potential, transforming its user-friendly interface into a content management powerhouse tailored to you and your audience's needs in a quick and efficient manner.


When off-the-shelf solutions don’t quite fit the bill, our developers wield the versatility of Laravel to build custom-fit applications that perfectly match your unique vision and functionality requirements.

More information about our Development Services.

Branding and Visual Design

Our team of top-tier designers excels at creating visually stunning designs that uniquely represent your department, college, school, program, or project. We ensure that each design meets all the requirements of the Cornell branding guidelines, striking the perfect balance between creativity and compliance to capture your identity with exceptional clarity and distinction.

Content Services

We are very excited to be expanding our services in this area. A content services offering will assist you and your teams as you continue to update and refine information on your websites.

These new options include:

  • Content strategy
  • An audit of your existing web content
  • Editorial services (content elevations, development, and creation)
  • A bespoke language guide to ensure consistency of voice and tone
  • Content writing and editing
  • Content Information Architecture (IA) and tracking
  • Content design and CMS data entry
  • Content consulting

More information about our Content Services.

Quality Assurance and Web Accessibility

We thoroughly test web sites and applications on multiple browsers and mobile/tablet devices to ensure that users will encounter no issues, and that those with cognitive or physical disabilities can navigate your site with ease. 

More information about web accessibility.


We partner with Cornell's IT Security Office to check for security vulnerabilities on your website or application. Our developers address those issues to keep your site secure.


We provide guidance on the breadth of hosting options available, whether here on campus or in the cloud. We broker arrangements with CampusPress (CU Blogs Service/WordPress), Acquia (Drupal), Pantheon (Drupal/WordPress), and Media3 (custom cloud solutions), and can help you select the right hosting provider to meet your needs.

Cornell offers many web hosting service options to suit varying levels of technical skill and knowledge of installing and maintaining web software. These include:


Content Management Systems

Highly Customizable

Support and Maintenance

We provide ongoing support and maintenance throughout the lifecycle of your product, from small enhancements and fixes to patches and maintenance for Drupal and WordPress sites.

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