Jul
22
2014

A new CMS Support Officer joins the team

Billy Wardrop recently joined the University Website Programme fulfilling the role of the CMS Support Officer, which had been vacant since the beginning of March 2014. His main responsibilities are to provide technical expertise and guidance for existing services and projects, offering input to applications development and support processes, and providing second-line user support.

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Jul
13
2014

Reflections on the UX Scotland conference 2014

Last month Bruce and I attended the UX Scotland conference, held at the Dynamic Earth Centre here in Edinburgh. (UX is shorthand for ‘user experience’). In this post, I’m sharing a few thoughts about what I got from attending, resources you can check out for yourself and we also have a contribution from Bob Carr in the Office of Lifelong Learning who was there too.

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Jul
8
2014

Getting website analytics to the next level

Web managers understand the value of having website analytics and analyse them to make decisions about restructuring content or their website in general. As the University Website Programme is keen on delivering more information to enhance understanding about web visitors’ behaviour and interaction with the University’s websites, we are trying to take as much advantage as possible of the modern web analytics tools. This led us to implement and embed Google Analytics Event Tracking on Polopoly websites.

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Jul
8
2014

Evolving the website design and navigation

At last month’s Web Publishers Community session, I went through how and why the design and navigation of the University website was changing. The slides from the session are available as ever, but I thought it would be good to write a blog post to cover the main points for those that couldn’t make the session.

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