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Homepage survey findings

In order to inform the refreshed design of the University of St Andrews homepage, the digital communications team wanted to establish what the top tasks were for all users of the current University homepage. The survey was also an opportunity for the team to gauge contextual information about how internal audiences currently use the University…

9 November 2018External website redevelopments

Updated events website

On Thursday 27 September 2018, the digital communications team launched the new events website in our updated style to assure future accessibility for users. This post looks at some of the changes we’ve made.

15 October 2018External website redevelopments Projects

Updates to the University homepage

The digital communications team have made some significant improvements to the University of St Andrews homepage in line with user feedback gathered from the survey that was featured on the University homepage over the summer.

10 October 2018External website redevelopments Projects

New global contact page

On Tuesday 31 July 2018, the digital communications team launched a new general contact page in our updated style to assure future accessibility for users. This post looks at some of the changes we’ve made.

31 July 2018External website redevelopments

Design sprints

To help improve the development of the University website, we have begun implementing the methodologies of ‘design sprints’ into our process. Our friends over at the University of Dundee were so kind to include some members of the digital communications team in their very own design sprints. We have found them to be very beneficial…

16 July 2018Design

The new research pages are live

On Thursday 7 June 2018, the digital communications team launched new research webpages to showcase the University’s world-class research outputs, research impact, and the excellent research environment at St Andrews. This post looks at some of the changes we’ve made to the research section. What’s new? The first thing you’ll notice if you’re a frequent visitor to…

8 June 2018External website redevelopments

Colour palette of University of St Andrews

All colour is emotive, and the University of St Andrews colour palette has been designed to reflect the values, energy and vitality of our institution. Colour is a key part of our visual identity and care should be taken when choosing appropriate colours from our palette.

16 March 2018Design

View the new accommodation pages

As part of the external website programme, just before Christmas digicomms updated a large part of the Study at St Andrews section of the website. This involved restructuring information for prospective students. A significant portion of the team’s time was devoted to the redesign of the accommodation webpages. Previously these pages were held in T4v7,…

18 January 2018Study at St Andrews website

Standardising the use of Google Maps

Look through the University’s website and you’ll find that there’s a wide variety of map styles being used. With things like map size, marker colour, how marker information is displayed (information window) and many other features varying throughout the site. Standardisation Most of the maps on our site are already using Google Maps but they…

12 August 2016Design

Canva: the design tool for non-designers

Canva is an online graphic design tool that allows users to create their own designs for a variety of purposes, including: social media posts (such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Tumblr) blog images PowerPoint presentations print material (such as invitations, posters or menus).

29 July 2016Design