Week Notes: 1 November

Following Bath’s example – we’ve never been afraid to steal some of their ideas – we’re planning to publish “week notes” each Friday giving a summary of the week’s activities.

  • Launched a beta version of our new Google Site Search powered corporate website search engine.
  • Work continues apace on the new corporate homepage built in WordPress. Chris is working through final changes suggested by the boss.
  • We’re also reviewing the status of our top level sites to see which we can update to the new WordPress theme or migrate into WordPress from statically built sites.
  • Last week we received training for the new AMX digital signage that’s in Creative Edge and BioSciences so we’re working on pushing content out to those devices.
  • Dan has been working on bringing Student Profiles into WordPress.
  • Upgraded WordPress to 3.7.1 from 3.7 on the corporate site and 3.6.1 on blogs. Because we use version control this isn’t automated.
  • Yesterday I went to SWIG – the Liverpool WordPress group – hosted by Interconnect IT¬†(who also provide the excellent WP User Guide we use as the basis for training and support). Robert O’Rourke did a very interesting talk about¬†typogrophie and the balance of form and function based on the teachings of Emil Ruder. (Update: slides for the talk – with lots of examples – are now available)

Meanwhile, on the internets, it’s interesting to see Twitter pushing media content more with the inclusion of pictures inline in the timeline:

It would be nice if they are also able to expose content from Twitter Cards as all our news stories and events have them enabled.

Published by Mike Nolan

Head of Web Services