An update on the external website project

Some of you may have noticed that it’s been quite a while since the digital communications team have written an update on our vision for the external facing website. (I think the last update was our Digital Prospectus business case, …

Friday 5 May 2017 | External website redevelopments


Updating the undergraduate pages with HEFCE information

A couple of weeks ago, the content team spent some time going through a ‘Information for Students’ guide from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, but we call it the HEFCE guide (HEFCE stands for Higher Education Funding Council …

Monday 24 April 2017 | Content


The plan for 2018-entry undergraduate course pages

With the 2017-entry undergraduate course webpages only just completed, the thought of creating 2018-entry pages may make you cringe, bare your teeth, or just run away in horror. But don’t worry! The content team has developed a solid plan for …

Thursday 13 April 2017 | External website redevelopments


Digital visa launch

The digital communications team has officially launched a programme of training sessions known as the digital visa. The digital visa will provide essential training in digital communications topics to anyone who works on the University’s website or with the digital …

Tuesday 11 April 2017 | Training


Common content mistakes and how to fix them

Part of the work done by members of digicomms is ensure all content on the University’s website meets digital standards. In particular, any text on the website or in print materials must meet the University’s house style. Here are some of the …

Wednesday 5 April 2017 | Content


Results from mobile usability testing

Last week I conducted some guerrilla usability testing on a mobile device in the University’s Library. The main purpose of the test was to find out whether the new digital prospectus pages can be used on mobile devices. This post …

Monday 3 April 2017 | Usability


Digital pattern library – version 1.0.0

We have launched version 1.0.0 of the digital pattern library. This is the first fully stable release of the DPL.

Monday 3 April 2017 | Digital pattern library


Migrating a WordPress single install to a multisite – direct method

Migrating a WordPress single site install into a WordPress multisite isn’t exactly straightforward, but I’d like to present a method for those of you that are not scared of FTP, SQL queries or dropping some tables. So, if you… Have FTP …

Friday 31 March 2017 | Articles and resources


Iterative improvements to the digital prospectus

Shortly before the digital prospectus went live, the content team in digital communications sat down and came up with a list of development, design and content improvements we would like to make to the pages in the future. We prioritised …

Tuesday 28 March 2017 | External website redevelopments


Digital pattern library – navbox and tile grid

This sprint we have added one new pattern and updated the documentation and examples for a number of others. The following is a summary of notable updates.

Thursday 23 March 2017 | Digital pattern library