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Xobni for Outlook

The University is currently in the process of moving to a replacement service for staff email and calendars, which are currently provided via two separate, locally-hosted applications, including Meeting Maker. The new…

Papal Bull – Original or iPad edition?

The University’s Photo of the Week (and accompanying press release) this week shows one of the Papal Bulls issued by Pope Benedict XIII in 1413 that formally constituted the University of St Andrews. Is it just me, or…

Our journey into Agile, pt.2

Encountering Agile Back in April 2008 I attended the Scotland on Rails 2008 conference in Edinburgh; I literally have the t-shirt to prove it.  It was an absolutely fascinating (read: über-geeky) conference let down…

Using Yahoo! Pipes to filter an RSS feed

I’m currently working on a redesign of the University’s research homepage which involves a requirement to pull in three RSS feeds: Recent research outputs (from the PURE research portal, which hasn’t gone public yet)…

Our journey into Agile, pt.1

In November of last year (2009 if you don’t have a calendar to hand) we started to seriously look into using Agile methodologies to better manage and run our Web projects. The crunch came when we realised that in many…

ITIL

This week (Monday – Wednesday) Steve and myself were involved in the next wave of IT Services and Business Improvements (BI) staff to undergo the minor ordeal that is the three-days ITIL® V3 Foundation training and…

Window sizes and the fold

It can be difficult to design a webpage. Sure, there is a great deal of freedom. You are not limited by, say, the size of a piece of paper. But there is, of course, a limit to what you can reasonably do with a webpage.…

Making the Student Handbook mobile-friendly

Yesterday I wrote a post about our first steps into the mobile web. Today I will look at what I had to do to make it happen. Learning about the principles The first step was to think about the principles behind mobile…

First steps into mobile

I thought I would try and take the advice of Brian Kelly who has suggested that web team members write a post a month about their work. It is particularly interesting that after coming back from IWMW I was struck by…