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Greater Good Science Center

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Live Site
Client Since
May 2010

For nearly a decade, the Greater Good Science Center and its magazine have been at the cutting edge of the science of compassion, happiness, and altruism—the science of a meaningful life.

In 2016, the Greater Good team embarked on an extensive redesign project that separated the magazine and GG Science Center websites, added support for disabled visitors, and expanded tool and content offerings. (You can read more about the redesign of the Greater Good Magazine’s site here.)

Services Provided

The old Greater Good website housed both the magazine and the center, so step one of this project break the two entities into two different sites. The resulting entirely new site for the Greater Good Science Center has the same clean look aesthetic of the magazine website (thanks to design work by Project6 Design, a San Francisco-based graphic design firm), and creates a home for the center’s many research projects, events, and courses.

Like the magazine, the focus of this project was creating a flexible and intuitive resource for visitors that surfaced ways to get involved with the center. The backend, built in ExpressionEngine, provides Greater Good staff with easy-to-use production tools for posting new content and editing what’s already there. The resulting site is necessarily much simpler than the magazine, but surfaces the surprising and wide variety of activities the center is involved with. Check it out today!


We have worked with Hop Studios for nearly a decade, and during that time we've seen our web traffic grow exponentially. We attribute much of that growth to our collaboration with Hop. Travis Smith and his team are knowledgable, efficient, and always a pleasure to work with. We don't see them as contractors; they are true collaborators, always willing to roll up their sleeves and help us tackle the new web challenges that have accompanied the growth of our organization and its ambitions. We value them not only for their creativity and technical ingenuity but also for their thought partnership and the commitment they've shown to our mission. They don't only want to design and build quality websites; they want to understand our organizational needs, and help us figure out the best digital strategy to meet those needs.

That's why we have continued to work with Hop for all these years, enlisting their services not only on our original Greater Good Magazine website but also on a series of additional sites. And it's why we plan to keep working with them for years to come.

Jason Marsh
Editor in Chief and Director of Programs
Greater Good Science Center
University of California, Berkeley

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