San Francisco web development & design agency

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

All in the name of Science!

Project Summary

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) had QI redo their websites for Computing Sciences (CS), National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC),  Computational Research Division (CRD), and Energy Sciences Network (ESnet).

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NERSC, ESnet, CRD Design Samples

Project Highlights



NERSC Identity

QI developed a new brand & identity for NERSC (The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center). This included a complete brand standards guide and artwork  to use in both digital and print formats.


Complete Redesigns

NERSC and ESnet needed complete design overhauls, including rethinking what the sites would do, extensive user experience testing, information architecture, and full site redesigns.


SilverStripe Framework & CMS

SilverStripe’s MVC framework and CMS were used to transform sites that had consisted primarily of static pages into easily managed dynamic information resources. Staff can now easily add and edit content throughout the sites. This also included:

  • Customizable user profiles
  • User-configurable portals/dashboards

QI also worked directly with our partner SilverStripe Ltd in New Zealand to add new capabilities to SilverStripe, including:

  • Page collision detection and notification
  • Per-user access control and page sharing
  • Shibboleth and LDAP integration

Security Audit

Both NERSC and ESnet have strict security requirements. Their IT team performed an extensive security audit of SilverStripe, and made recommendations on hosting and deployment that enabled us to deliver a solution that met the security standards required by a federally funded web project.



ESnet Responsive Design

QI worked with LBNL’s internal design team to re-design and re-code the ESnet website to make it fully responsive.

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