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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

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

Digital communications in 2018

Late last year, digital communications launched two more websites as part of the external website programme: the Collaborations and Study Abroad website hubs, and the new Study at St Andrews site for prospective students. The completion of these two projects means that we’ve now completed the majority of the external website programme – we only…

25 January 2018External website redevelopments

How do we decide what goes on the homepage?

The University homepage is, for many users, the front door to the University website. For some, it’s the first impression that they’ll have of the University; for others, it’s a frequently visited signpost to other places they’re trying to find. The use of a homepage has changed substantially in the last 10 years; the advance of…

12 February 2016Content Design

Visual design principles for the University of St Andrews website

On 15 June 2015, the digital communications team launched the new University of St Andrews homepage. This is the first major milestone in a project that has been on-going before I started work here in 2013. We have created a product that’s functionality can be updated as web design trends progress. This allows our website…

30 June 2015Design Digital transformation

Declining importance of the homepage

The continued decline of the homepage While organisations (including ours) continue to focus on the homepage, Gerry McGovern provides the reminder that the true value of the website comes from other pages. Google is your new homepage. Every page you have is a homepage for someone. We must think beyond the traditional homepage. “The value…

16 December 2014Usability