January 2015

  • Designing the alphas

    The alpha launch culminated in 12 weeks of intensely-focused work after 12 months of research, investigation and design thinking, fitting around everything else we were shipping (check our sprint notes for details). The critical design decisions that have been made...

  • Alpha site release notes, 12 - 19 January

    On Monday 12 January, we launched an alpha version of our site to internal users, including a new external homepage and the about section, which is controlled by our new CMS alpha. Collectively we've been referring to these as the Alpha...

  • Show and Tell, 16 January 2015

    It was a big crowd for our first show and tell of the year and that wasn't just because we've had two new starters in our team! Transport discovery and advice - Paul Paul used a rare Friday in the office...

  • Building alpha.bath.ac.uk

    We've changed just about everything to do with how we manage bath.ac.uk for the alpha, and this includes the underlying technology. The live www.bath.ac.uk is hosted dynamically from a monolithic Java-based CMS (OpenCms) running on Solaris servers with Oracle as...

  • Improving our short URL service

    Starting from today, if you ask us to create or edit a short URL on www.bath.ac.uk, we'll provide you with a go.bath.ac.uk web address instead. Benefits of go.bath.ac.uk Short URLs are shortened web addresses which are used in marketing campaigns, social...

  • Launch of alpha.bath.ac.uk

    We are pleased to announce the launch of a new test version of bath.ac.uk. The launch of the Alpha is a major milestone in our programme to improve the University’s digital communications. Included in the Alpha are a new homepage,...