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Creating quick and easy placeholder images

We have all been there. You are working on a test webpage, and you need to create a placeholder image to test out how it would look. What can you do? You could always go on the hunt for a suitable stock image. But this…

Improvement to Error 404 page

Earlier this week we made a minor improvement to the University’s Error 404 Page not found page. On the right-hand side of the page, beneath the section entitled “Website help” we’ve now added a section called “Recent…

Why did the Website go offline today?

In Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson’s excellent book Rework: Change the way you work forever they offer this advice: “When something goes wrong, someone is going to tell the story. You’ll be better off if it’s…

Printing out webpages

Did you know that all University webpages print out in a print-friendly format automatically? From time to time we are asked if we can add ‘print-friendly’ pages to the website. But this functionality has always been…

Wordle ‘word cloud’

While redesigning the Contacts homepage this morning I was looking for a background image to make the heading “A-Z” look a little more interesting. I searched iStockPhoto for a while with some success, but nothing…

Advent calendars

I remember as a child during Advent counting down the days to Christmas: the excitement each morning of seeing the next door opened, wondering what would be revealed behind it, and sneakily trying to ‘accidentally’…