July 2014

  • New blogs, stats for bloggers and drafting in WordPress

    We are continuing to develop blogs.bath.ac.uk as new bloggers join the network, as the number of posts increases, and as more readers start landing on and following our blogs. Chris and Tom T spent last week setting up some new...

  • A more accessible landing page for staff

    In a large organisation such as ours the range of input and navigation methods covers a wide spectrum ranging from mouse/pointer and touch screens to screen readers and voice recognition. We have a duty to ensure all users can access...

  • A Week With The Digital Team

    Hi, I'm Rob, an A-level work experience student who was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to join the digital team last week. The past week has been a great experience, after being introduced to the self proclaimed king...

  • A new home for Alumni

    Kicking off in late February and consisting of 5 non-contiguous week-long sprints spread out to accommodate two rounds of user testing, as well as balancing demands for my time on other key projects - the new landing page for our...

  • Show & Tell, July 18 2014

    Another Friday, another enjoyable and educational Show & Tell. Tom did a great job of our first ever Show & Tell blog post, I cannot guarantee the same level of quality this time round. That's definitely a reflection on my...

  • Getting to grips with Data Protection

    Data Protection isn’t the easiest subject to get your head round, but it’s essential that everyone at the University understand their responsibilities under the 1998 Act. The University recently updated its Data Protection policy, and the content on the current...

  • Giving our research landing page some structure

    Sound the trumpets! We recently shipped another iteration of our Research landing page. We're always keeping an eye on the performance of our pages to identify where there's room for improvement. In the past, this has led to updates to the...

  • Show & Tell, July 4 2014

    A few days ago, Ross posted about our fortnightly Show & Tell meetings and mentioned that we're going to try to write about each meeting here on this blog. You can probably guess what this post is about! This week we...

  • Concatenate, minify, embed, serve.

    Building a modern website which also performs well is hard. The amount of JavaScript and CSS we add to our pages is going up, but we still need to keep them loading quickly. Tools like Grunt and Gulp help us...

  • Come to a Digital Show & Tell

    I'm not sure it's healthy to have a favourite meeting, is it? But I do. The Digital team holds an hour-long Show & Tell session every second Friday at 10AM in 2 South. I love it and if you are...