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  • A year in Bath...

    As colleagues are packing up and leaving to start the Christmas break I thought I would reflect on my first year with Web Services at Bath... In many ways 2008 feels like the year we got our house in order....

  • Repurposing print graphics for the web

    As part of the latest sprint for the online prospectus, we looked at the possibility of reusing the Course Structure diagrams that are part of the printed brochure. As the old adage goes, a picture paints a thousand words (and...

  • Testing controllers with Struts2

    We started using Struts 2 for the first time in our eProspectus project. In fact we're using Hibernate/JPA+Spring+Struts2. To me, one of the most obvious advantages that Struts 2 gave us was the ability to unit test our controllers. Before...

  • The IWMW2008 aftermath

    Well, who'd have thought it? Aberdeen was hot, sunny and beautiful! Alison, Tom and I got back to the south-west some time after midnight having spent a few days in Aberdeen at IWMW 2008. Alison's already summed up the event...

  • Reflections from IWMW2008

    My colleagues and I returned from Aberdeen in the early hours of this morning after several days talking, thinking and twittering about the web. It was great to spend a few days away from the office and it gave us...

  • IWMW2008: The road to Aberdeen...

    Later today Tom Natt, Phil Wilson and myself will set off for Aberdeen to attend the annual Institutional Web Managers Workshop (organised by our colleagues in UKOLN). I have been attending the event since 2001 and it's always a good...

  • Web Preservation: should we make the time?

    Last week (27th June) Lizzie Richmond (our University Archivist, Records Manager, and FOI Co-ordinator) and I delivered a Case Study at the JISC - Preservation of Web Resources workshop. We were asked by our colleagues at UKOLN (who organised the...

  • Reflections from CASE seminar: Part 2...

    Further to my previous post about the CASE seminar held on Tuesday... Following Helen's enlightening talk about re-branding the University of Southampton (and implications for the web), my former colleague Roy Bayfield from Edge Hill University took to the stage...

  • Reflections from CASE seminar: Part 1...

    Earlier in the year I was approached by CASE and asked to put together a programme and deliver a seminar which would help CASE members make the most of the web. For the unfamiliar CASE is the Council for the...