KIPAC, an independent laboratory of
Stanford University, is part of the newly-formed Particle & Particle
Astrophysics science area of SLAC, and the new website is intended to
showcase the research of KIPAC.
The first goal of the redesign was at
once to fit the design of the KIPAC site into the SLAC family and
visually representing KIPACís mutual affiliations with both SLAC and
A news and events box was created on the
left side of the page, in order to showcase events connected with KIPAC.
The center of the page was devoted to a
revolving graphic which changes each time a user clicks on the page, and
highlights both scientific images produced by KIPAC members, and
artistsí renderings of the two new buildings KIPAC will eventually
inhabit: the Fred Kavli Building at SLAC, and the Physics & Astrophysics
building on campus. For further interactivity, webcams featuring the
construction of both buildings are available underneath the News &
The navigation system was designed to
have a similar feeling and structure to that on the SLAC home page. It
was also engineered to encompass a range of information specific to
KIPAC, and to make that information immediately and easily accessible.
Another menu was added for audiences within or affiliated to KIPAC.
The page also features a search box from
which one can also launch a KIPAC search, or a SLAC web or people
search. Links to SLAC and Stanford Physics Department on the bottom of
the navigation menu highlight KIPACís unique dual affiliation.
The web page created thanks to Beck Reitmeyer, Ruth McDunn and Xeno
Please feel free to send your comments to
Jennifer Formichelli at