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The new Study at St Andrews website has launched

After over 12 months of hard work from a lot of people, we have finally launched the new Study at St Andrews website, the replacement for the Admissions website. It has been a long and interesting journey. From the…

Leet service desk calls

This morning I logged into UniDesk, our IT Service Desk incident management system, and noticed that the calls assigned to me next to the calls assigned to the whole web team read: 1337. That’s so 1337! (Using…

Online marketers and user experience

4 things online marketers should know about user experience (UX) We found the final point about download times interesting. I know that this is a proverbial tough pill to swallow: perceived speed is more important to…

Study at St Andrews progress report: 20–25 February

It has been a while since our last progress report. It’s been full steam ahead as we work hard to complete the website by the 3 March deadline. Content snagging list I have spent a lot of the past week liaising with…

The length of landing pages

What’s more effective: long or short landing pages? Here is an interesting analysis on the pros and cons of long and short landing pages. Some people have a perception that homepages must always fit in “above the…

Replacing the Flash world map

One of the biggest issues we have had to tackle while working on the new Study at St Andrews website is the entrance requirements and country information section. The website contained a Flash world map that was…

BarCamp on Sublime Text 3

In order to try to improve our skills and share knowledge within the team we are currently trialling weekly, informal ‘BarCamps‘ within the team. Today we had our second, focusing on the code editor Sublime Text 3,…

Study at St Andrews progress report: 19 February

Hi all, Carley here again! Today has been a meeting filled day, but one which has left us looking forward past the Study at St Andrews website and into the future, which is quite exciting. Entrance requirements This…