Some members of the digital communications team have updated their hardware. Right now, I’m rocking around the internet using a 2K “built-in retina display” monitor and the best comparison I can make to how it feels is when you put new prescription glasses on for the first time. The clarity is remarkable. However, viewing the internet from this perspective has changed the way I see the University’s website. Continue reading “It’s time to make your site retina ready”
We have launched version 1.0.0 of the digital pattern library. This is the first fully stable release of the DPL.
Continue reading “Digital pattern library – version 1.0.0”
Whether personal or corporate, social media channels develop their own voice and tone. Audiences don’t want brands talking to them as if they were dollar signs. They subscribe to channels with an expectation of authentic communication.
Continue reading “Keep your social media content relevant to your audience”
The strength of the University of St Andrews logo is dependent on its consistent application, which means that the correct logo graphic must always be used without any modifications or additions.
As well as not modifying or adding to the logo in any way, it should always retain the original proportions when resizing the logo to avoid distorting the image.
Continue reading “Correct and incorrect use of the University of St Andrews logo”
Ring, ring. Remember these things? You probably don’t since they were so last century.
Smartphones have completely revolutionised the way we communicate with one another over the past decade, subsequently rendering cord-tethered landlines a thing of the past — for better or worse.
Continue reading “5 of the best international calling and texting apps”
What is the KIS widget?
Unistats is the official site to search for, and compare, data and information about university and college courses from across the UK. Key Information Sets (KIS) are comparable sets of data about full or part time undergraduate courses catered to meet the needs of prospective students.
KIS data is published on the Unistats website and can be accessed via an ad banner on the course web pages of universities and colleges. You can see the KIS widget on the St Andrews course search pages, such as this Art History one – just click into the ‘Overview’ section.
Continue reading “Implementing UniStats’s KIS widget into our design”
In this digital age, we sometimes forget that we’re living in a sci-fi future where calling someone via videophone is now a normal everyday occurrence. Video calling services have been improving over the past decade and the rise of mobile devices and 3G / 4G internet connectivity has made them more accessible.
No they shouldn’t. Here’s why.
Continue reading “Should links open in new tabs?”
Our corporate identity guidelines have been updated.
Continue reading “Corporate identity updates for 2016”