New University library homepage

On Monday 13 January 2019, the digital communications team launched an improved University library homepage. This update was made in light of the feedback gathered by library staff in focus groups and from the design sprint we ran in October …

Friday 18 January 2019 | External 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.

Wednesday 10 October 2018 | External website redevelopments

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 …

Thursday 18 January 2018 | Study at St Andrews website

Upcoming: new inbound student hub

In the next few weeks, we plan to launch one of the new Collaborations and Study Abroad (CSA) website ‘hubs’ – the inbound student hub.

Tuesday 26 September 2017 | External website redevelopments

BBC News responsive redesign

BBC News switches PC users to responsive site Since the last newsletter, BBC News closed down its old desktop website design and switched all users to the responsive design that was already being displayed to mobile visitors. As is customary …

Wednesday 27 May 2015 | Design

Is a website worth £60m?

B&Q’s new £60m responsive website reviewed Unfortunately, getting digital right is not cheap or easy. B&Q have just spent £60m on their new website, along with an upgrade of backend systems. As this article from Econsultancy notes, some aspects of …

Friday 24 October 2014 | Articles and resources

Why redesigns go down badly, and the importance of words

Designing embraceable change This article is rather old, but I only came across it this week and I quite enjoyed it. It explains why many website redesigns go down badly, even if they are an improvement over the old design. …

Wednesday 4 September 2013 | Resource archive

Redesign projects

The theme of this week’s links is redesign projects. Redesigns are painful. Users find it unsettling when a familiar website radically changes its design, even if the new design is a great improvement. But organisations insist on periodical redesigns. A …

Thursday 16 May 2013 | Projects