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Duncan Stephen

Learn about writing for the web

The University’s Staff Development team is providing a course on writing for the web. It will take place 19 November from 1.15 pm to 4.30 pm at Seminar Rooms 3 and 4, David Russell Apartments. If you produce content…

Changes at web team HQ

The web team has recently gained a fifth member. Rich Gordon joined last month as Website Migration Project Officer. His focus will be on moving websites into the main content management system. It will be a big task!…

Contacting the web team

To help us manage more effectively how we deal with support calls, we would like to encourage people to email support requests to webteam@st-andrews.ac.uk rather than directly to individual members of the web team.…

Drop-in clinics

The web team has begun to hold drop-in clinics for any users to ask questions, receive training or discuss any web-related topic. These sessions are held on the first Friday of every month. As such, the next one is…

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…

Horizon scanning at IWMW10

Earlier this month Gareth and I attended the Institutional Web Management Workshop 2010 (IWMW10), held at the University of Sheffield. It was my first time at IWMW, and since I still feel slightly new to the Web in a…