Content design

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Launching Worldwide

    We have recently launched Worldwide on bath.ac.uk. It is a new central hub to curate international content across the website and will focus on a specific country or region. This is to support the implementation of the University’s International Strategy. For...

  • First pages of the new Bath website are live

    Today we published a number of sections on the new Bath website. These pages appear in our new designs, managed by our new CMS and they have been produced using our new approach to content design. The sections are: Eateries...

  • In April the University website is changing

    Just over a year ago, the University began work on an ambitious project to develop a new website and publishing platform to replace our nearly decade-old content management system. We are now ready to begin launching the new bath.ac.uk. The...

  • Getting ready to go live

    As you might have noticed from our latest sprint notes, we're getting pretty close to shipping some of our first full sections of the beta site. We've had a handful of individual pages live for months now, all for new content....

  • Who can do what, and where

    We now have over 100 people using the new CMS, drawn from 48 organisations and 28 groups. We also recently crossed the threshold of 1,000 content items in the CMS (woohoo!) And aside from organisations, all those numbers are bound to go up....

  • bath.ac.uk content by the numbers and the next steps

    In March, the Digital team set out on an ambitious project to inventory bath.ac.uk. Our purpose was to learn more about the content we create and the publishers who write it. Gathering this knowledge with a thorough inventory process is...

  • Improving the international country pages

    We provide international applicants with specific information on entry requirements, funding and scholarships, university services for international students, how to contact an agent and forthcoming visits. All of this information is on our country pages. As part of the development of the...

  • Tracking the progress of the Beta: one whiteboard, 300 spreadsheets

    Very early into the Beta, we started to face a big question: how do we track the progress of the Beta programme? We use Trello and Pivotal within the team, but we didn't just want to track what we were...