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


Making web pages more accessible with WAI-ARIA

We are reviewing our digital pattern library to see how it can be more accessible. This article gives an overview of WAI-ARIA.

Thursday 1 December 2016 | Content


The digital pattern library is platform agnostic

At the University of St Andrews we have a digital framework called the digital pattern library (DPL), which is used to make the University digital presence consistent across the website. We primarily build in TerminalFour Site Manager but it’s not the …

Monday 25 April 2016 | Design


An introduction to the Digital pattern library

As members of a digital world, our students and staff demand a coherent experience that consistently reflects the brand and reputation of the University while allowing them to easily achieve the task at hand. Our vision is a consistent look, …

Tuesday 16 June 2015 | Design