Web

Website Development

Websites are the primary public-facing sides to any organization, and to the astronomical community, they provide the primary interface for the wide spectrum of research-enabling tasks. Intuitive site navigation, clean graphical design, and effective user experience implementations are all important facets of a successful science website.

IPAC maintains a number of high-visibility websites that connect the astronomical community to key archives, databases, and projects. The IPAC Communications and Education group has created and maintains a wide variety of sites ranging from smaller research projects like ZTF to large missions like LIGO, IPAC, TMT, ngVLA, Spitzer, Herschel, NeoWISE and more.

Expertise includes:

  • Full-stack Web Development
  • Website Design and Layouts
  • Content Management Services
  • Full AVM Metadata Support
  • Rapid Deployment

Easy to Use Content Management

Create your own content, such as pages, news, and events.

Powerful text editor

  • Our text editor lets you format text, embed multimedia, and customize layouts.
  • You can add your own HTML for even more personalization.

User accounts with custom access levels

  • User accounts let you control who can access what content.

Manage images and videos

  • Our CMA generates scaled images so you always have the right size image.

Full AVM Image support

  • AVM Images allow both general information (title, caption, credit, etc.) and astronomy-specific data (observations, coordinates, etc.) to be embedded directly into the images.

Easy to maintain

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Thoughtful Design and Layout

Responsive apps

  • Our mobile-friendly apps make sure your users can view your content anywhere.

Designed for your audience

  • We tailor your site to meet the different needs of your users, whether they're scientists, students, or the general public.

Modern look

  • We value design and make it an important part of all our websites.
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mobile

 

Personalized Features

Custom pages

  • ​We build the unique features you want, such as image galleries and data visualization. 

Integration with social media and other third-party apps

  • Our apps connect seamlessly with social media and other third-party apps.

SEO

  • Our sites are optimized for search visibility. 

Site analytics

  • Our analytics tools help you harness site traffic.

 Site search functionality

  • Organized search results help users find the content they want.
Import existing data
  • We help import content from other sites.
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Some of our work

Spitzer
SPHEREx
AstroPix
Euclid
Roman
Universe Unplugged
Conference
UVEX
ngvla
TMT
LIGO
Origins
CoolCosmos
NuSTAR
Herschel
Palomar
NEOWISE
Planck homepage
IRSA interface