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University marketing mistakes

Five toe-curling blunders from university marketing teams It can be easy to get things wrong in university marketing schemes. From dodgy acronyms to risqué hashtags, this article looks at five real-life examples of…

Is a website worth £60m?

B&Q’s new £60m responsive website reviewed Unfortunately, getting digital right is not cheap or easy. B&Q have just spent £60m on their new website, along with an upgrade of backend systems. As this article from…

Trends in search for universities

Google reveals most searched-for universities It is important for us to keep an eye on trends across the sector. The digital era is a disruptive one that has changed and even threatened some industries forever: music,…

Adapting processes for the digital era

The Guardian’s agile processes showcase digital best practice Paul Boag notes how the Guardian has changed the way it works to remain relevant in the digital era. While many businesses in particular sectors have…

Gov.uk’s speedy bug fixes

Gov.uk fixes Reddit user’s bug in just a day Here is something else to like about the Gov.uk approach. Seeing a complaint from an internal government user on Reddit, a developer pushed out a fix that very day to…

Taming an intranet

How to stop your WordPress intranet becoming an unmanageable mess Our web developer Sam Parsons brought our attention to this article about intranets. Although the article is primarily aimed at WordPress developers,…