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Study at St Andrews progress report: 13, 14 and 17 February

It has been a busy few days in the digital communications team as we work hard to get the new Study at St Andrews website ready by the deadline of 3 March. Content audit I spent the second half of last week going through the content of the website, uploading media documents, fixing broken links…

17 February 2014Test phase progress reports

Study at St Andrews progress report: 12 February

A quick update from Carley today! Content updates Duncan has been working hard on content tweaks and updates across the site. It feels like we’re getting closer to something which we’re happy launching with, which is good as we move into a beta launch phase next week. Why St Andrews This section has always been…

12 February 2014Test phase progress reports

Study at St Andrews progress report: 10 and 11 February

Undergraduate content I completed the webpage for the Undergraduate Prospectus. I then began going through the Undergraduate section, sprucing it up, fixing broken links, uploading media library files and adding contact details. It feels polishing a table. Each time we go through a section like this we make it a bit more shiny. Hopefully it…

11 February 2014Test phase progress reports

Study at St Andrews progress report: 7 February

Content migration — postgraduate scholarships I have been continuing to migrate postgraduate scholarships into the new website. A few issues have emerged, which we will hope to sort out in the next couple of weeks. We have also been working on tidying up the rest of the content and navigation menus in the postgraduate fees…

7 February 2014Test phase progress reports

Study at St Andrews progress report: 6 February

Today’s update comes courtesy of Carley! Course search reskin Lewis has been polishing his design to reskin the course search section of the website. It’s looking really good – particularly the use of ‘St Andrews blue’ which we haven’t incorporated into the Study at St Andrews website. We hope to have this design finalised and…

6 February 2014Test phase progress reports

Study at St Andrews progress report: 5 February

Content migration – undergraduate scholarships All of the undergraduate scholarships pages have been migrated, and the fees and funding section is looking much closer to what we plan to launch with. There are still a few additions and tweaks to be made. I am currently making my way through the postgraduate scholarships, where a few…

5 February 2014Test phase progress reports

Study at St Andrews progress report: 4 February

More content migration I have been working on migrating more content. Undergraduate scholarships have now all been migrated, and will now need to be checked. I have now moved on to postgraduate scholarships. Content updates following feedback Carley has been making content updates following the first batch of feedback.

4 February 2014Test phase progress reports

Study at St Andrews website – test phase progress reports

We have decided to update this blog throughout the test phase of the new Study at St Andrews website, to keep everyone up to date with our progress. Today the alpha phase launched. The website is still nowhere near finished yet, and we still have a lot of work to do. But it is valuable…

3 February 2014Test phase progress reports

History of the Study at St Andrews website project

The first project of the digital communications team is a relaunch of the website for prospective students. This project began about a year ago, long before the digital communications team was formed. Lean sessions In early 2013, members of the Admissions unit worked with Lean to come up with proposed ideas for a new Admissions website. The Lean…

17 January 2014Projects Study at St Andrews website

Redesign projects

The theme of this week’s links is redesign projects. Redesigns are painful. Users find it unsettling when a familiar website radically changes its design, even if the new design is a great improvement. But organisations insist on periodical redesigns. A website is launched to much fanfare, but often the organisation then loses interest, leaving the…

16 May 2013Projects