Ross Ferguson

  • Launch of alpha.bath.ac.uk

    We are pleased to announce the launch of a new test version of bath.ac.uk. The launch of the Alpha is a major milestone in our programme to improve the University’s digital communications. Included in the Alpha are a new homepage,...

  • Digital team rewind 2014

    Tis almost time to down tools and raise the first of many glasses of mulled wine. Before we do, there’s just enough time to reflect on the 12 months that have just flown by. The entire story can be relived...

  • We are now able to archive inactive blogs

    Retiring and archiving blogs It’s frustrating for users when they browse a blog network like ours and stumble across inactive blogs. It’s like hitting a dead end in an unfamiliar part of town. That’s why when blogs aren’t updated regularly...

  • One Hour Upgrade 2

    We held our 2nd One Hour Upgrade, following a productive first foray. Here's what we got done in the time: Freshened up the formatting and structure on the I-SEE events pages and replaced the divs with proper paragraph tags Updated...

  • We are changing the University of Bath CMS

    We are changing the content management system (CMS) that is used to update www.bath.ac.uk. This is a significant development in the University of Bath’s efforts to deliver world-class digital communications. The new CMS is currently at prototype stage and will...

  • Very quick wins and failing very fast with a One Hour Upgrade

    What good can you do with just one hour? Quite a lot, it turns out. When Rich and I were at IWMW 2014, we were quite taken by the idea of running a one hour ‘makeover’ on a website (we...

  • Our epic 12 months

    Twelve months ago I walked into the University of Bath for the first time as the head of the Digital team. It has been an epic year. Since August 2013, we have set out to manage the University of Bath's digital communications...

  • New blogs, stats for bloggers and drafting in WordPress

    We are continuing to develop blogs.bath.ac.uk as new bloggers join the network, as the number of posts increases, and as more readers start landing on and following our blogs. Chris and Tom T spent last week setting up some new...

  • Come to a Digital Show & Tell

    I'm not sure it's healthy to have a favourite meeting, is it? But I do. The Digital team holds an hour-long Show & Tell session every second Friday at 10AM in 2 South. I love it and if you are...

  • The University of Bath's Digital Delivery Principles

    Principles, not techniques Transforming the way in which the University of Bath approaches and manages its digital domain is bigger than just its Digital team. That said, it starts with us and we are the driving force. Six months ago...