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  • The neverstarting story

    Do you ever have a piece of work that never quite makes it to the top of the to-do list? Something that needs doing but is not really crucial enough to be prioritised that highly. It lingers in the background,...

  • One Hour Upgrade - December 2016 edition

    The inaugural monthly edition of One Hour Upgrade was a quieter affair than usual as the Digital team was ravaged with Christmas plague. Thankfully our numbers were bolstered by a couple of One Hour Upgrade neophytes eager to get involved....

  • And it's goodbye from him

    After more than a decade, tomorrow is my last day working in the Digital team. The team's had different names, and I've had different roles, but my mission has always been the same: improve the University's online presence through applied...

  • The pursuit of Appyness

    We love apps. Apps can provide interactivity and features that web pages simply can't. They can tap in to your phone's hardware to use the camera, connect to your address book to help you remember birthdays or send push notifications when important...

  • Progressive enhancement and team memberships

    We recently shipped some changes to how we order team members in our Team Profile content type. These improvements came in several stages, each building on the last, so this seemed like a good opportunity to talk about progressive enhancement. What...

  • First impressions – five reasons why I love working in the Digital team

    They say a week is a long time in politics. But it seems just seven hours can be a political aeon. Because the day before I started my new role in the Digital team, I went to bed in a...

  • Are we there yet? 3 years in agile design

    It’s been almost 3 years since I joined the University of Bath digital team and, despite committing wholly to the agile workflow, I’m still struggling to reconcile certain aspects of our working practice with the freelance life I left behind....

  • Development Plan Report Number 1

    Last month, I made a trip to the Library to delve into the archives of the University. Together with colleagues in Imaging, Design and Printing Services (IDPS), the plan was to get a crash course on brand design. The head...

  • Making a Slackbot for editorial guidance

    In the Digital build team, we have two hours every Wednesday to work on our own personal development. I recently spent a few of these sessions making my own Slackbot. A slack-what? Slack is a messaging application designed for work teams. We've used it...

  • Hello world: my first two months in Digital

    It's a little bit strange to be writing a post like this after saying goodbye to three of our team. Liam, Kelv and Tom were (... but they're not dead, so are?) amazing people to work with for the last...