Lauren Tormey

Web Content Editorial Assistant
Lauren joined the Website Programme in March 2015. She supports web publishers around the University, advising them on editorial best practice and using the EdWeb CMS.

Recent posts by Lauren Tormey


Mar
16
2017

Website Support Clinic update – To-do list for publishing your new site

At a recent Website Support Clinic, I worked with a web publisher who wanted to go through the steps to publishing a newly created site. From that meeting, I’ve created a handy to-do list and points to consider when publishing new EdWeb sites.

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Feb
15
2017

Website Support Clinic update – Avoiding repetition

At a recent Website Support Clinic, I worked with a web publisher on a site that repeated the site title in navigation text and URLs. To help readers scanning information on your site, avoid repetition and place trigger words at the left.

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Dec
14
2016

Website Support Clinic update – Working with your lead publisher

At a recent Website Support Clinic, I worked with a web publisher who wanted to make changes that affected areas of the site she didn’t manage. In these cases, while we’re happy to go through how to make changes at support clinics, we ask editors to work with their lead publishers.

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Nov
16
2016

Website Support Clinic update – Google Analytics Dashboard

At a recent Website Support Clinic, I worked with a web publisher to create dashboards in Google Analytics. Dashboards are a customisable collection of widgets where you can view a snapshot of different metrics.

The web publisher was interested in viewing pageviews and unique pageviews for ECA courses in the Degree Finder. Since the URLs for each course in the Degree Finder end in a number code and are not structured by School/College, you cannot create a filter to show just ECA courses.

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Sep
30
2016

Web Publishers’ Community – September 2016 update

This month’s WPC session focused on research done on social media integration with the University website, the power of repeat usability testing, EdGEL for blogging and the use of GitLab in the development process.

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Sep
6
2016

Top 10 tips I give at EdWeb support clinics

Last week, I made my Web Publishers’ Community debut with a presentation on some of the common questions and issues that come up in our support calls and weekly support clinics. While we post all of our WPC presentation slides on our wiki, here’s a write-up of my presentation you can use for reference and share with colleagues.

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