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New Museums and Collections website

I say “new”, but the Museums and Collections website actually launched a good few months ago now. But I have been so busy over the summer that I haven’t got round to writing about it, until now. I recall that the very…

Using XAMPP web server

As we all (should) know testing out software on live environments isn’t particularly sensible. For the last five years in the office, and longer at home, I’ve been running XAMPP from Apache Friends as a test server on…

Keeping a collection of screenshots for inspiration

Back in late 2008 I read an interview with a Web designer who advocated keeping a scrapbook of cool designs that you’ve seen so that when the time came for Needing Inspiration™ you already had a volume of stuff to look…

Developing a new theme for Moodle 2.0

At the start of the current academic session (2010-2011) the University introduced Moodle as its preferred learning management system (LMS), also called a ‘virtual learning environment’ (VLE) and began the move away…

Departmental restructure in progress

A lot of my job involves looking at websites and making suggestions on how better to structure them. There is a bigger restructure project happening at the moment, though, which has an impact on the Web team. The…

Xobni for Outlook

The University is currently in the process of moving to a replacement service for staff email and calendars, which are currently provided via two separate, locally-hosted applications, including Meeting Maker. The new…

ITIL

This week (Monday – Wednesday) Steve and myself were involved in the next wave of IT Services and Business Improvements (BI) staff to undergo the minor ordeal that is the three-days ITIL® V3 Foundation training and…

A few highlights from IWMW 2010

A couple of weeks ago I attended my fourth Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW 2010), which this year took place at the University of Sheffield. (Twitter tag: #iwmw10) The event provides an opportunity for…

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…