Web Development Services

We Do Sites

Web Development Services (WDS) mission is to provide centrally supported, easy-to-use website platforms that enable Princeton University editors to create usable, accessible websites with little to no technical skills in partnership with paid professional services for advanced website creation.


WDS provides a secure and robust award-winning 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 at no cost:

  • Accessibility
  • Data backups
  • Guidance on University website requirements and IT policies
  • Point and click website building (no code required)
  • Routine code updates
  • Security
  • Support and Training 
  • Worry free website hosting


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. See the demonstration website and theme options.
Cost: Free - get started today.

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: Full 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

Get Started

Login to the Service Portal to Request a Website.

Not sure what you need?
Email [email protected]

Upcoming Events & Training

Website Wednesday - Our Favorite Projects: Demystifying the website project process
Wed, Apr 24, 2024, 12:00 pm1:30 pm
Frist Campus Center 330 and Zoom
Princeton Site Builder, part I: Introduction to Drupal, Creating Content - 04/25/2024 10 am - noon
Thu, Apr 25, 2024, 10:00 am12:00 pm
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Princeton Site Builder, part II: Advanced Content - 04/25/2024 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thu, Apr 25, 2024, 1:30 pm3:30 pm
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Princeton Site Builder, part III: Courses, Webforms, Introduction to Layout - 04/26/2024 10 am – noon
Fri, Apr 26, 2024, 10:00 am12:00 pm
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