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


Web writing basics: frontloading

Frontloading is a writing technique in which the most important, “big-picture” information is provided first, followed by additional details. This post covers how to successfully frontload content to make it easier for online users to understand and scan your writing.

Wednesday 15 March 2017 | Guides


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


Why we moved from Siteimprove to Sitemorse

Last year I wrote a blog post about how we were using Siteimprove to help find and fix broken links and spelling mistakes on our website. But a few months ago we decided to move to another company to provide this …

Friday 10 March 2017 | Articles and resources


Calling all social media content experts!

Do you know the difference between Klout and clout? Full of ideas on how to measure the ROI of YouTube? Whether you’re weaving tall tales on Instagram Stories, cracking jokes on Snapchat or living it up on Facebook Live, the …

Wednesday 8 March 2017 | Team


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


Keep your social media content relevant to your audience

Whether personal or corporate, social media channels develop their own voice and tone. Audiences don’t want brands talking to them as if they were dollar signs. They subscribe to channels with an expectation of authentic communication.

Thursday 2 March 2017 | Social Media


Guerilla testing on mobile devices

A couple of weeks ago The University of Dundee’s external relations team released data from some guerrilla usability testing they had conducted during their freshers’ week. It was an incredible data sample, and fresh off the back of our most …

Tuesday 28 February 2017 | Usability


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