The external website programme – next steps

Back in May this year I wrote an update on our external website programme – talking about the eight projects which we still needed to complete before we could say that the external website was ‘finished’. That post outlined each of the projects …

Saturday 26 August 2017 | External website redevelopments


Planning new website hubs for Collaborations and Study Abroad

One of the upcoming projects in our external website programme of work is focused on improving the user experience of students who are interested in studying abroad. We’ve been working with the Collaborations and Study Abroad (CSA) team to understand who …

Wednesday 23 August 2017 | Projects


Interning with digital communications

Four weeks ago, the digital communications team gained an extra temporary team member. Nope, not talking about Gunner, the dog Carley sometimes brings in. Unfortunately for them, they were stuck with me, Nick Simon, a third-year geography student.

Thursday 3 August 2017 | Team


What is Google Data Studio?

Over the next few weeks I will be updating my existing training session: Google Analytics: creating a dashboard. Recently, Google updated Google Analytics and this update saw the removal of the humble ‘add to dashboard’ button. This subtle change meant …

Wednesday 2 August 2017 | Guides


I’ve set out on a new adventure

As I write this, I’ve been working remotely for the digital communications team for a little over a month now and will formally leave at the end of July. The reason being that my wife needed to move to Philadelphia …

Sunday 30 July 2017 | Team


Social media image sizes cheat sheet for 2017

Recent studies have found that images used on Twitter double the engagement rate of posts – and this makes a lot of sense. In the world of social media, images stand out in a sea of text. However, image sizes …

Thursday 27 July 2017 | Social Media


An update on the 2018 digital prospectus

Last month the digital communications team were busy launching the new site structure, a big milestone in our external website project. Now that’s out of the way, we have more time to focus on our business as usual work, and …

Tuesday 25 July 2017 | External website redevelopments


Working with digicomms: a case study

When it comes to the digital prospectus, the proofing process is fairly simple for most Schools and Departments: digital communications sends an email containing webpage content in a standardised template; the School then edits the content and emails it back …

Thursday 13 July 2017 | Team


Is parallax scrolling bad for your website?

You may be very familiar with the term “parallax scrolling” or you might just be hearing it for the first time, regardless, if you’ve browsed the web in the past four years you’ve certainly encountered it at some point. Parallax …

Monday 10 July 2017 | Design


Launching the new site structure

On Thursday 6 July, the digital communications team will be changing the structure of the University’s website. All academic information that currently resides under Study at St Andrews will be moved from there into the Subjects section. The digital communications team …

Thursday 29 June 2017 | External website redevelopments