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How to film a vlog

A vlog may seem simple to create at first, but there can be a lot of unforeseeable hurdles during production.

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Optimising images for the web

When you open any web page, your device downloads all assets that populate that page. Images on web pages are also downloaded and cached to your browser’s memory. Depending on the speed of your download connection,…

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What is a GIF file?

If you’ve scrolled through any social media feeds today, it’s likely you’ll have encountered a few GIF files (pronounced JIF…although personally I’m in the hard ‘G’ camp).

What is a JPEG file?

If you’ve ever moved photographs from a digital camera to a computer before, you’ll have encountered the JPEG (pronounced jay-peg) file format. These files will end with .jpg or .jpeg. What is a JPEG? A JPEG is a…

The importance of email signatures

Over the last few weeks I’ve spotted a new trend at the University. Namely, the fashion for excluding email signatures from emails. Now, I’m not talking about people I know well and who email me all the time. Nor am I…

What is Google Data Studio?

Over the next few weeks I will be updating my existing training session: Google Analytics: creating a dashboard. Recently, Google updated Google Analytics and this update saw the removal of the humble ‘add to…

Web writing basics: frontloading

Frontloading is a writing technique in which the most important, “big-picture” information is provided first, followed by additional details. This post covers how to successfully frontload content to make it easier for…

How to use Track Changes in Word

Track Changes is a tool in Microsoft Word which allows you to show any markups, changes or comments made to a document. In this post, I’ll teach you how to use Track Changes to edit Word documents, and how to accept or…