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  • Work hard, bake hard

    The Great British Bake Off is popular in our team, probably because our team is composed of humans. So, of course, we have enforced fun to go with it. We call it the 'sweepbake' or 'sweepsbake' (opinions are divided on the...

  • What I've learned in my first few weeks as a developer

    A little over two weeks ago, I started a new job in the Digital team as a Junior Developer. While this job is new to me, the team isn't – I first joined in January 2014 as a Content Producer....

  • The brief history of the content transition board

    We recently returned to a content sprint that was started a year ago. Digging up the old Trello board made us feel a bit nostalgic and quite pleased with ourselves - we’d come a long way since then. When we...

  • Slaves to the dragon

    We’re currently recruiting for three new people: a Content Producer and two Developers. This got me thinking about what I most enjoy about the team I work with and the work we do. Being the newbie I’m a relatively new...

  • One Hour Upgrade part 5

    The idea behind One Hour Upgrade is for each member of the Digital team to spend 60 minutes working on their own initiative to make our digital processes, infrastructure or products better. Using the lessons learned from our previous upgrades, we...

  • Visual regression testing

    Our new site consists of 15 different layout templates. Each one of these is further broken down into numerous different design patterns for consistently displaying content. The rules that govern the presentation of these patterns (or elements, if you are...

  • Rio Olympics and Brazil takeover of Worldwide and its performance

    In May 2016, we launched the very first edition of Worldwide – the South Africa takeover. A few months later, we launched its second edition to focus on the Rio Olympics and Brazil. The goal of this takeover was to...

  • New induction pages improve user experience

    We’re working with colleagues across the University to make things better for our students online and to make it easier for staff to support students. It’s been just over a month since we launched three new induction collections to help...

  • Going on an adventure

    After almost three years working at the University of Bath, on Friday 23 September I will leave my role as Digital Content Editor and Digital Supporter for AHS. I’m going on an antipodean adventure, travelling around New Zealand for a...

  • The University of Bath's Digital Design Principles

    Based on our current Digital Delivery Principles, I recently sat down and drafted a set of Design Principles. These were shared at one of our Show and Tells as a presentation, but I thought I'd reproduce it here on our...