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Don't make me think

Don’t make me think

‘Don’t make me think’ is a book by Steve Krug, first published in October 2000. It is one of the most popular introductions to user interface design, with 600,000 copies published in 20 different languages. Now, after…

A pile of Lego bricks scattered on the floor. The HTML and JavaScript logos are overlaid.

A look at web components

Although web components have been around for several years in the web development world, it hasn’t been something that I’ve heard mentioned a lot. On the surface, web components look like an easy way to create and…

Choosing the correct chart

Data visualisation can be expressed in different forms. Charts are a common way of expressing data, as they depict different data varieties and allow data comparison.


PHP 8.0 – what’s new

PHP is used on the University website to provide dynamic web content, sometimes to bring content from an external database or from an external feed such as news or events. Each release of PHP is fully supported for two…

A look at AVIF

AVIF is a modern, but relatively unknown, image format and its presence is attracting a lot of attention in the web development and design world. But what is AVIF? How does it compare to other image formats, and what…

Prototype of potential MySaint redesign

Progressive web applications

What exactly is a progressive web app (PWA)? Google defines a PWA as being: “built and enhanced with modern APIs to deliver enhanced capabilities, reliability, and installability while reaching anyone, anywhere, on any…

Coffee cup with the word begin

What does a Careers Centre website need?

The Digital Communications team started a redesign of the Careers Centre website in January 2021. The first phase of this project aimed to find out what users needed from the Careers Centre. To this end, we carried out…

mug on a white background

What is a minimum viable product?

We recently read a great article from Paul Boag on this topic, which inspired this post: Minimum viable product (MVP). What is it and why should you care?.

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How Web 3.0 will impact higher education

The birth of the internet is considered to be 1 January 1983  – since its inception, the internet has rapidly evolved and spread across the world to impact all aspects of our lives. How will its current development…