Digital pattern library – version 1.9.0

We have launched version 1.9.0 of the digital pattern library. This release of the DPL features new patterns that will be used on the redesigned news and media centre section of the University website.

Monday 26 March 2018 | Digital pattern library

360 degree photospheres

We have recently launched refreshed webpages regarding accommodation at the University. An important element we really wanted to communicate with people looking to stay in St Andrews was what the University’s accommodation actually looks like. It would have been a …

Tuesday 16 January 2018 | Design

Where and when should you use a hero banner?

Hero banners are great. They are perfect for conveying the mission statement of your website through strong visuals and a large tagline. They’re almost like billboards in the digital era, but they are one step better as they also have …

Wednesday 14 June 2017 | Design

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

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

What our version numbers mean

By the end of March we will have reached a milestone: version 1.0.0 of the digital pattern library. As I write this, we are currently on version 0.22.0. But what exactly do those version numbers mean? Semantic versioning Tracking changes …

Friday 17 March 2017 | Digital transformation

MoSCoW planning poker

Backlog refinement One agile practice that we’ve adopted from Scrum is that of product backlog refinement. In short, it involves representatives from both the project level team (project manager, business visionary, technical coordinator, etc.) and solution development team getting together periodically …

Monday 13 March 2017 | Agile

Digital pattern library – continuous improvement

This sprint we have focused on making minor updates to the documentation and HTML code of the digital pattern library, following testing of the site with Sitemorse and feedback from content editors in the digital communications team.  The lessons learned from …

Tuesday 7 March 2017 | Digital pattern library

Digital pattern library – long-form

We have now updated the ‘long-form’ components of our digital pattern library (DPL). The seven long-form components are used to create longer feature articles such as the “Light Box” story. Having the components clearly defined will make it much easier to …

Tuesday 21 February 2017 | Digital pattern library

Digital pattern library – streamlining Bootstrap

The digital pattern library is built upon Bootstrap, an HTML, CSS and JavaScript framework that comes with a large number of components. While everything is possible, not everything is permissible which is why we have been focusing on creating patterns that …

Tuesday 7 February 2017 | Digital pattern library