Yesterday Sam and I went to a talk organised by MERIT and presented by Jan Klin titled "Advanced Search Engine Marketing - A Fast Track Approach to the Google Top Spot". Now, I'd admit that I've always considered SEO a bit of a dark art and people specialising in it had something of the Derek … Continue reading Can you find what you’re looking for?
It's going to be a while before it comes to Ormskirk, but check out some of the cool work Google have been doing on their new mapping feature, Street View: Microsoft have had birds eye view over bits of the UK for a while and Google just added 3D views of some major cities plus … Continue reading Google Maps Street View
If you thought that the <marquee> tag was... well... a bit 1995 then you'd be right, but that was the first thing that I noticed on the all new Technorati homepage. If you've not come across Technorati before, it's basically a search engine for blogs. Unlike most search engines such as Google it has very … Continue reading Technorati Revamped
This year we're launching our first "Online Excellence Scholarship" in a bid to reward students who are excelling inÂ the construction andÂ creative and interesting use of new media. Successful applicants could be upwarded Â£1,000 over 1 year (for PGCE students) or Â£2,000 over 3 years (for undergraduates) an attractive bonus for any student. So how will … Continue reading Online Excellence Scholarships
I thought it was about time I posted on the Web Services blog. Michael has suggested that I write something about typography on the web so here goes. First a few comments about typography as part of the Edge Hill University brand. The new logo uses FF DIN Medium in lowercase, an extremely smart and … Continue reading Typography on the Web
Google announced yesterday that they'll be launching "universal search" where results from video, images, books, maps and so on will be blended into web search results. This has been around for a little while in the form of the "onebox" - a few image results or products shown at the top of the page - … Continue reading Google universal search
On Friday I attended the SOLSTICE Conference 2007. Some very interesting workshops and talks and I'll go through a couple now. E-mpowerment - estrategies in performing arts Whodathought that performing arts wasn't just about singing and dancing?! Phil Christopher (Edge Hill University) spoke about some of the work they've been doing over there and it … Continue reading SOLSTICE Conference 2007
The advertisement for our new post Web Communications Project Manager has just been posted on our website. We're essentially looking for someone to Project Manage our communications team within Web Services: "Leading the creative team responsible for the design and content of the University website and associated online services, you will be an experienced web … Continue reading Join our team!
I have recently been asked to comment on an article for the Liverpool Daily Post which attempts to look at how employers use the web to locate 'additional' information about prospective employees. The article entitled "Should you worry about your net worth?" has already been published online and it makes interesting reading. According to the … Continue reading What does your “net identity” look like?
I think it's fair to say that the analysis of web traffic is a somewhat neglected aspect of our service. Whilst we endeavour to use web stats to inform decisions regarding the usability and information for our website I certainly feel we could/should do a lot more with the information. The difficulty has always been … Continue reading Analysis on the doorstep!