Category listing for Technical developments & enhancements

New developments we’re working on (eg widgets, search) not tied to a specific CMS.

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Sep
22
2017

EdGEL before EdWeb… a social media story

The UWP Tech Team recently added the first release of Social Media Sharing functionality to the EdWeb Content Management System. This allows any page on the University website to be shared through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and email. As this is the first release of this new functionality, I would like to tell you how we implemented this solution.

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Sep
4
2017

Get a site health check with Snapshot – the new site analysis tool

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Snapshot is an audit tool that allows EdWeb editors and site managers to monitor and evaluate some key areas of their EdWeb site. Entering a URL will bring back an overview of the site, the site structure, how long ago the pages were edited and whether the site potentially uses any data gathering techniques that could be viewed as privacy invasive.

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Aug
25
2017

My valuable internship experience with the Website Programme

I am Patrick Chen and I study BSc Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh. I just finished my 12-week intern with the University Website Programme (UWP) Team. I feel that I have gained many technical skills as well as valuable experiences through the internship.

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Jun
30
2017

New “home” in Google Analytics

Google has introduced a new ‘home’ within Google Analytics to try to introduce insights from machine learning into the platform. This replaces the former starting report – Audience, Overview – and in this post, I’d like to offer my thoughts on what this change means for University of Edinburgh users.

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May
10
2017

A vision for a new search experience, and beyond…

Back in September 2016, the University initiated a procurement exercise to replace its current central search engine. As we are nearing on deciding the successful vendor, it’s a great time to provide a project review, revisit the vision and explore the opportunities this new search engine will present.

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Apr
12
2017

Edinburgh Global Experience Language (EdGEL) Digital Strategy

Starting life as an Asset and Style Library for EdWeb the Edinburgh Global Experience Language (EdGEL) is evolving into a Code Agnostic Framework with built in processes and global standards compliance.

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