Archive

  • Changes to content maintenance during the beta

    This week we reviewed the changes we introduced in April to content maintenance in preparation for the start of the new academic year. To make sure that we can continue to support lead publishers who are working on transitioning content,...

  • Advice for lead publishers managing new content requests

    In the last 2 weeks, we have met with over 20 teams to introduce the new bath.ac.uk and publishing platform. In these meetings, lead publishers often asked us how to manage new content requests while working on the Beta. We...

  • Improving our short URL service

    Starting from today, if you ask us to create or edit a short URL on www.bath.ac.uk, we'll provide you with a go.bath.ac.uk web address instead. Benefits of go.bath.ac.uk Short URLs are shortened web addresses which are used in marketing campaigns, social...

  • Video guidelines for content creators

    548,394 minutes of video were watched last year by visitors to bath.ac.uk and its supporting YouTube channel. Video is a great way to tell stories and share them with others and we can make visitors' experiences even better by making...

  • The challenges of restructuring our Wiki

    There is a strong feeling within the team that the Web Services Wiki needs a thorough overhaul. Having been tasked with looking at how we would restructure our Wiki pages, I identified three problems to be considered. 1) Mass of...

  • How good is our content? You tell us.

    We’re working on an exciting project to improve the University’s online communication with staff, and we need your help. In reviewing the website sections that make up our Professional Services (HR, Estates, Research Development Support Office, Finance, etc.) we've learned,...

  • Responsive design is not the answer

    Christopher Gutteridge (@cgutteridge) tweeted at 10:01 AM on Thu, Jun 27, 2013: Over 100 people in the responsive design session at #iwmw13. Question "who's cynical about responsive design?" - no hands go up. Universities tend to be a bit behind...

  • So it's goodbye from me...

    I’ll be leaving the University of Bath on Friday to take up a new position at the University of York. With my departure imminent I have been reflecting on my time here and asking myself if I managed to achieve...

  • Porting GatherContent API sites into OpenCms

    We are currently using GatherContent for some of our projects. It allows our Content Team to focus on (ahem!) gathering content and stores it in a structured manner. I won't really talk about that aspect of GatherContent as that is...

  • Experiencing student experience

    I recently started a web editor job focusing on first-year student experience. So what exactly does ‘student experience’ mean and why is it so important? What is student experience? Student experience is broadly defined as ‘all aspects of student life’....