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Designing for users with physical or motor disabilities

This guidance is for web and digital professionals who want to make sure that their service is optimised for users with physical or motor disabilities.

8 November 2019Accessibility

Web developer vacancy

The digital communications team is seeking a Web Developer. The Web Developer will play a vital role in ensuring that all aspects of the University’s digital sphere are working as designed.

6 November 2019Team

Digital standards: a design refresh

Last week we launched a new, updated version of the University’s Digital standards. The standards provide information about digital best practice along with digital policies, procedures and rules for the University of St Andrews. This post provides an overview of the changes we’ve made.

5 November 2019Design

E-A-T and search engine optimisation

Google regularly updates its core search algorithms to provide better search results for users. After a recent update, Google produced guidelines for web professionals on reassessing their content in light of these updates. One of the guidelines Google uses to assess pages is called E-A-T, which stands for Expertise, Authoritativeness and Trustworthiness. Pages which excel…

25 October 2019SEO

My social media toolkit

We are all under constant time pressures at work. And we are all likely to use any resources available that make our work easier. Just like a builder has a kit of tools to make their job easier, there are various tools I use to make my job easier. Running a social media page can…

17 October 2019Social Media

Designing for users with dyslexia

This guidance is for web and digital professionals who want to make sure that their service is optimised for users with dyslexia.

14 October 2019Accessibility

New ‘Research involving humans’ pages

Last year, we launched the new research section of the website. Some research-related web pages were left out of the initial launch and left in T4v7 in the “old style”. We intended to work on these pages later and bring them under the new section as smaller follow-up pieces of work.

30 September 2019Public website

Music website survey

Update: thank you to everyone who completed the survey. The survey is now closed.  To support the launch of the new Laidlaw Music Centre building, the Music Centre are looking to gauge how well their current site meets the needs of their users. We have created a short survey to ensure the new website is…

19 September 2019Projects

Clicks don’t really matter

Over the last few months I’ve received several requests to track the number of clicks it takes a user to complete a task to determine the “improved” usability of a website.

18 September 2019Usability

Plain English for the web

When writing for the web, use plain English to make your content easy to read by all users. Plain English will also help your page rank higher in search engine results.

23 August 2019Accessibility Content