February 2015

  • One Hour Upgrade part 4

    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 digital communications at the University of Bath better. Things we did improved the automated response...

  • Typesetting the Alphas

    It's almost 10 years ago now that Oliver Reichenstein published his thoughts on the fundamental influence of typography on web design. Web Design is 95% TypographyOliver Reichenstein At the time the article provoked a lively discussion amongst the design community....

  • Using Rails

    After ten years of Java and PHP, the Digital team have started writing all new applications, including our new CMS, in Ruby on Rails. There are two reasons why now is a good time for us to do this. The...

  • Show & Tell, 13 February 2015

    It was a big crowd for our 5-minute talks today and, whilst Dan was drawing the pictures below, we covered a wide range of topics, from industrial-scale printing and webinars to an overview of git and shipping a new website...

  • Our Github workflow

    We are only 10 months into adopting Github Enterprise for our version control system and have many things still to learn. Near the start of that period we needed a workflow for managing the contributions that our team of devs,...

  • One Hour Upgrade The Third

    We’ve held our 3rd One Hour Upgrade. This follows two previous fruitful outings. 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 digital communications...

  • Show & Tell, 30 January 2015

    A packed Show & Tell this week as we decamped to a more glamorous location than usual - The Chancellors’ building on the East side of Campus. Apologies to those who couldn’t find us in time to attend - you...