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  • Recording and making a photo story

    I’ve recently had a chance to indulge in my favourite kind of work - telling stories. As an editor, I don’t get to do too much hands-on content creation, so when an opportunity does present itself, I jump on it....

  • Making code reviews awesome with free GitHub integrations

    Back in March, we made our editorial Slackbot open source. We mostly did this out of the goodness of our hearts, and because of a sincere desire to give back to the open-source community. But there was a slightly more selfish...

  • One Hour Upgrade - April 2017 edition

    Although flat-out with sprint work, the team managed to squeeze in a quick One Hour Upgrade before the Easter break. As it had been less than a month since the last upgrade, I was expecting fewer stories for consideration. As...

  • Observations of a Digital Editor (a three-week analysis)

    I’ve been with the Digital Marketing and Communications team for a few weeks now, and these are the things that I can say with certainty: I’ve seen both Star Wars and Star Trek imagery around the office, which means that...

  • Visual regression testing with Wraith

    Last week I talked about how we chose Wraith as our visual regression testing tool. After lots of discovery and preparation, we were now ready to get our first real tests up and running. In this post, I'll go through how...

  • Choosing a visual regression testing tool

    We've recently been working on getting visual regression testing up and running for bath.ac.uk. Back in October, Liam blogged about our earlier research into visual regression testing. But if you need a refresher... Visual regression testing in a nutshell Visual regression...

  • Editorial style never goes out of fashion

    Keeping it stylish We editors like to keep ourselves in style. I'm not saying we're obsessed with the sartorial (although we do enjoy a nice cable-knit jumper), just that we like to make sure we're following and updating our Editorial style...

  • I love it when a sprint comes together

    Last month marked my two-year anniversary at the University. I’m a Web Content Editor, and I’ve held the position at two faculties. I joined as maternity cover for Saskia in the Faculty of Science and later moved to a permanent...

  • One Hour Upgrade - March 2017 edition

    This March we brought the sunshine with a productive One Hour Upgrade. We had a record 19 stories submitted to the backlog, pruning those down to a manageable 8 with careful voting and some team discussion. Participants opted to pair...

  • Making our Slackbot open source

    Back in November, I blogged about writing a Slackbot for our team to provide editorial guidance on request. We recently decided to make the bot open source. You can now see all the code on Github. A very brief introduction...