Today, exactly a year has passed since Alison's first post on the Edge Hill University Web Services blog: As we've spent the last couple of years talking about blogs, showing people how to use them and advocating their usefulness we thought it was about time we started our own! It's been a busy year with … Continue reading Happy Birthday Web Services blog!
IT Services have acquired a new piece of kit - an Axis 206 Network Camera. We've been setting up a webcam to allow us to stream live images and video from campus. It's currently pointing out of our window but very soon we'll be moving it to look at the new building. If you're a … Continue reading I spy with my little eye…
Search is one of the key ways that visitors find what they're looking for on our websites. A good search engine can quickly and acurately direct the user to the right place and make for a more efficient and productive experience. In the past we've used Novell's QuickFinder search service to spider the site, supplemented … Continue reading Choice Part 6: Lucene in the sky with diamonds
Edge Hill weren't the only people to launch a website redesign in the last week. On Monday, the BBC News website had it's biggest redesign in years. Personally, I quite like the new design but they've come under a lot of flak for certain decisions. Martin Belham blogged 60% of commenters hate the new BBC … Continue reading Choice Part 5: Pushing the boundaries?
So on to the first of our web applications! Unsurprisingly, quite a large (and important) part of our audience is people interested in studying at Edge Hill and the courses we offer so it's important that the website makes it easy for visitors to find the information they need. To meet this requirement, a lot … Continue reading Choice Part 4: eProspectus