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Digital standards: a design refresh

Last week we launched a new, updated version of the University’s Digital standards. The standards provide information about digital best practice along with digital policies, procedures and rules for the University of…

E-A-T and search engine optimisation

Google regularly updates its core search algorithms to provide better search results for users. After a recent update, Google produced guidelines for web professionals on reassessing their content in light of these…

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My social media toolkit

We are all under constant time pressures at work. And we are all likely to use any resources available that make our work easier. Just like a builder has a kit of tools to make their job easier, there are various tools…

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New ‘Research involving humans’ pages

Last year, we launched the new research section of the website. Some research-related web pages were left out of the initial launch and left in T4v7 in the “old style”. We intended to work on these pages later and…

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Music website survey

Update: thank you to everyone who completed the survey. The survey is now closed.  To support the launch of the new Laidlaw Music Centre building, the Music Centre are looking to gauge how well their current site meets…

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Clicks don’t really matter

Over the last few months I’ve received several requests to track the number of clicks it takes a user to complete a task to determine the “improved” usability of a website.

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Plain English for the web

When writing for the web, use plain English to make your content easy to read by all users. Plain English will also help your page rank higher in search engine results.

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Designing for users with low vision

In a fact sheet on vision impairment and blindness, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that approximately 1.3 billion people live with some form of vision impairment.

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Advertising on Facebook

Facebook advertising was the topic of discussion during the latest digital forum, this blog post summarises the meeting. If you are a student or staff member at the University of St Andrews, the slides from the digital…