The new research pages are live

On Thursday 7 June 2018, the digital communications team launched new research webpages to showcase the University’s world-class research outputs, research impact, and the excellent research environment at St Andrews. This post looks at some of the changes we’ve made to the …

Friday 8 June 2018 | External website redevelopments

What is flat design?

The digital world today is dominated by flat design. But what exactly is flat design? Where did it come from, and is it here to stay? In this post, I break down the ins and outs of flat design according …

Friday 22 July 2016 | Design

Resources for web writers

When writing for the web, you have to keep a lot in mind: format, accessibility, devices, audience, house style and more. Luckily, there are plenty of useful tools out there to help you make your writing as user-friendly as possible.

Monday 4 July 2016 | Articles and resources

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

Lessons learnt from responsive design

Rolling out responsive BBC News worldwide: what have we learnt so far? This article looks at the rollout of a responsive web design for BBC News in multiple languages across the world. The experience of BBC News further underlines why …

Tuesday 7 January 2014 | Design

Responsive design, launch and leave, and designing for drunk people

Responsive design won’t fix your content problem Responsive design won’t fix all the problems with device compatibility. Karen McGrane outlines why the increasing diversity of devices requires smarter thinking in terms of content. Changing the launch and leave culture The …

Wednesday 27 November 2013 | Resource archive

Taking inspiration from

I know there are more websites out there than, but I somehow feel the need to keep returning to it. It makes the news quite often for positive reasons, which is incredible for a government digital project. Fail fast, …

Friday 9 August 2013 | Resource archive