The new University search system

During the week beginning 17 December 2018, the University search system will be replaced. The current search system, Google Search Appliance (GSA), will no longer work after 31 December 2018 as Google no longer provide support for this. Instead, we …

Thursday 6 December 2018 | Technology


5 of the best international calling and texting apps

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 …

Tuesday 31 January 2017 | Articles and resources


Why we have code standards and style guides

Code standards and code style guides are like two sides of the same coin. They essentially tell programmers in a team, or across a larger organisation, how to best write their code. Code standards are the rules and conventions at …

Thursday 1 December 2016 | Resource archive


Which technology is being used to access the University website?

Understanding which technology is being used to access the University website is very important as we need to ensure an optimum experience for as many users as possible.

Friday 14 October 2016 | Technology


Google tag manager introduction

I first heard about Google Tag Manager at IWMW when Martin Hawksey gave a  workshop on Google Analytics.  Since then I have been experimenting with Google Tag Manager to see how we can use it to track specific events on …

Thursday 8 September 2016 | Technology


Singing the praises of Opera’s new privacy features

Singing the praises of Opera’s new privacy features I have long been a fan of everyone’s favourite “other other other browser”, as The Register put it this week, Opera. Opera uses the same rendering engine as Google Chrome, which means …

Friday 20 May 2016 | Technology


The new BBC micro:bit computer

One million school children in the UK will soon be receiving their own computer without having to pay a single penny. The BBC, in collaboration with 29 partner organisations, has recently begun the delivery of its new microcomputer, the BBC …

Wednesday 4 May 2016 | Technology


Sleep and technology

Technology can be good for our sleep and bad for our sleep, but how can it be both at the same time? How is technology bad for our sleep? WebMD explains why using phones before or in bed is bad: …

Tuesday 5 April 2016 | Technology


No more IE bug hacks

No more IE bug hacks Last week I was speaking to a joint class of management and computer science students about our experiences of working with web standards through the years. Someone asked me what difference Microsoft’s retirement of older browsers (IE 7 …

Monday 28 March 2016 | Technology


Our future with gadgets and technology

Let’s think about the future, and specifically about connected devices. Say you have a smart coffee maker – it’s tied into your alarm clock and knows to make your coffee just how you like it for when you get downstairs. …

Friday 25 March 2016 | Technology