Jun
19
2017

Website Support Clinic update – Using form conditionals to allow multiple answers

At a recent Website Support Clinic, I worked with a web publisher who was creating an EdWeb form with a question that had potentially multiple textfield answers. We used conditionals so that the form would only present extra textfields when needed.

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Jun
9
2017

The building blocks of our new strategy

Having recently joined the University in the role of Head of Web Strategy & Technologies, I’ve had an intense few weeks getting to grips with the University’s online presence. In this post I’ll cover a little of my thinking around strategy, and upcoming areas of work.

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Jun
6
2017

Jobs to be done – where marketing & UX meet

I’ve recently been learning about an approach to marketing and product management strategy called ‘Jobs to be done’. It seems an excellent way to bring business and user goals into alignment, and one to explore further in our thinking about product development.

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Jun
2
2017

New editorial development officer – welcome Nick

Nick Daniels joined us this week on secondment from the School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences for 9 months. He’s going to help us increase the level of service we offer while we commit to longer term collaborations with business units focussing on incremental improvements to their web presences.

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Jun
2
2017

Using MindGenius to map out web structures

MindGenius is a piece of software which aims to help people show their thought patterns and processes – but we’ve found it useful to map websites, too.

The Student Disability Service first brought MindGenius to the University ten years ago, but we became aware it very recently, through a demonstration that Stratos (our Acting Head) went to a few months ago. Continue reading: Using MindGenius to map out web structures

May
18
2017

Website Support Clinic update – Homepage text colours

At a recent Website Support Clinic, I worked with a web publisher who was wondering about what determines the colour of the text on EdWeb homepage panes. In short, the text colour is determined by the site colour, pane priority level and whether the text is a link or not.

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