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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 research section. What’s new? The first thing you’ll notice if you’re a frequent visitor to…

8 June 2018External 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 to five useful articles:

22 July 2016Design

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.

4 July 2016Articles 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 for a BBC News redesign, and indeed any major website redesign, the change divided opinion.…

27 May 2015Design

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 it is so important to use responsive web design today: Overall, we’ve learnt that users…

7 January 2014Design

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 botched launch of in the US has been attracting a lot of attention in…

27 November 2013Resource 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, move on – making government digital Here, the BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones profiles the Government Digital…

9 August 2013Resource archive