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What makes for a good set of requirements?

It’s no secret that I love a good set of requirements. Working from a solid set of requirements makes my life so much easier. They give clarity over what is needed, formally setting the scope of the work, and provide a…

Trello now has a calendar view

It’s no secret that we are big fans of Trello here. A fabulous feature they added in August—which may make the tool more useful to some people—is the addition of a calendar view. For as long as I can remember, Trello…

A change in role

This month, I have begun a secondment to Admissions. I will still be working on web projects. But my focus for the next 18 months will be on webpages for Admissions and Corporate Communications. From my point of view,…

Web team support calls from 2010-2011

(Click the graph to see a larger version.) This morning I’ve been gathering data for a meeting with have with the University Lean team tomorrow, including this graph of support calls (above). I thought I’d share…

Two useful resources when planning Web projects

Web ReDesign 2.0 A few years ago I came across this really excellent book by Kelly Goto and Emily Cotler: Web ReDesign 2.0: Workflow that Works (New Riders, 2005). In 10 chapters Kelly and Emily lead you through the…

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…

The Town and Beyond sections now have content!

After nearly a year and a half of saying that we should do something about it, I’ve just added more content to the previously sadly lacking The Town and Beyond sections within Current Staff and Current Students. Most…

Launch of new website design

Following consultation with staff and students, and nearly nine months of work we launched the new website design for the University of St Andrews during the early evening of Monday (8 September). Unlike the website…