Web Development Services

We Do Sites

Formed in 2008, Web Development Services (WDS) provides comprehensive website design, development, project management, information architecture, and technical support for our University partners. We create a wide range of websites from basic to sophisticated systems.

We take usability seriously and aim to create a website that meets the needs of your team and your audience.


WDS provides a secure and robust website platform with ready-made features to meet the needs of most University departments. We give you the flexibility to design and build websites with little to no technical skills and access to a professional team when you need extra help. Our centralized maintenance and support approach frees up department staff time to focus on specific departmental needs.

All of our solutions offer:

  • Point and click website building (no code required)
  • Guidance on University website requirements and IT policies
  • Accessible design theme
  • Professional design, content, and development services
  • Worry free website hosting
  • Security
  • Data backups
  • Routine code updates
  • Support and Training

Our Site Models


Princeton Site Builder — Use the Academic Starter Kit to build a website for University departments, centers, programs, labs, and their related initiatives. Powered by Drupal.


Princeton Site Builder — Use the Administrative Starter Kit to build a website for University administrative offices. Powered by Drupal.


Coming soon - a Starter Kit to build websites for events and conferences. 

Faculty / Scholars

OpenScholar — For University faculty and researchers to build an online presence showcasing their C.V., publications, and research. Powered by Drupal.

Student & Organization

Blogs — For student group organizations, including those sponsored by the Dean of Undergraduate Studies (ODUS). Powered by WordPress


See the Service Portal for a complete list of website solutions offered by OIT.

If you are interested in hosting your own Drupal website, please read our guidance on self-managed Drupal websites.

Our Rates

Hosting and support are free. Website design and development services are tiered to meet the needs of those with no or very limited budgets as well as of those who request custom site design and development

Tier 1 - No Cost (self-service)

WDS provides you with a framework for a content-ready site, using an existing design template. WDS provides online documentation and occasional instructor-led training.
Cost: Free

Tier 2 - Low Cost

WDS offers content strategy, design, and development services to further enhance your website. Simple design changes such as the addition of photography, unique layouts, or the creative use of colors can individualize your site for a very reasonable fee.
Cost: Varies

Tier 3 - Project

WDS works with you from start to finish. You'll collaborate with a WDS project team on many aspects of the website including information architecture, design, development, and usability testing. Costs vary depending on the level of complexity of your site's needs. Our rates start at $125/hour. As with all our sites, technical support, and hosting are provided free of charge.
Cost: Starts at $5K

Upcoming Events

Website Wednesday - Conference/Event Websites
Wed, May 25, 2022, 12:00 pm1:30 pm
View location on My PrincetonU
Princeton Site Builder, part I: Introduction to Drupal, Creating Content
Thu, Jun 2, 2022, 10:00 am12:00 pm
Online Event
Princeton Site Builder, part II: Advanced Content
Thu, Jun 2, 2022, 1:30 pm3:30 pm
Online Event
Princeton Site Builder, part III: Courses, Webforms, Introduction to Layout
Fri, Jun 3, 2022, 10:00 am12:00 pm
Online Event