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Hero banner redesign

We have taken feedback into consideration and optimised the hero banner used for home pages. The current hero banner has been in effect since 2015 with minor adjustments to improve accessibility over time.

19 April 2019Design

Improvements to accordions

Frequent users of the University website may have noticed a visual change to the accordion patterns. We have applied some much needed improvements to the accordion pattern in line with the design methodology of GOV.UK. Problems with the old accordions Use of colour The old accordions used our primary blue as an accent colour. This colour…

19 February 2019Digital pattern library

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 2018Projects Public website

Digital pattern library – version 1.12.0

We have launched version 1.12.0 of the digital pattern library. This release of the DPL features changes and new options for patterns that will be used on the redesigned research and news sections of the University website. We have also updated the documentation for a number of other patterns.

20 June 2018Digital pattern library

Digital pattern library – version 1.11.0

We have launched version 1.11.0 of the digital pattern library. This release of the DPL features new patterns and changes that will be used on the redesigned research section of the University website. We have also updated the documentation for a number of other patterns.

11 May 2018Digital pattern library

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.

26 March 2018Digital 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 quick and easy solution to take some high quality photographs of the rooms and campuses…

16 January 2018Design

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 a call-to-action button that will complete the task you are probably on the website to…

14 June 2017Design

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.

3 April 2017Digital 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.

23 March 2017Digital pattern library