What’s in a name?

At 5:01am on Saturday morning I was up and logged into Facebook. That might not be unsual for many people but last weekend Facebook launched usernames – the ability to give your profile or page a vanity URL – an easy to remember name – rather than a long number. I was trying to bag […]

Fear of Facebook?!

I had an interesting discussion with Brian Kelly (from UKOLN) earlier and he alerted me to an article in The Independent from last week entitled “Networking sites: Professors – keep out”. As I will be speaking at the forthcoming “Exploiting The Potential Of Blogs And Social Networks” event next month I was interested to see […]

Where to stop?!

I’m currently working on some project plans for our website. We have undertaken a project, along with Corporate Marketing, to bring together all of our communications under the same umbrella (same design, theme etc). In theory the concept is great, we’ll be working with some great creatives and it gives us an opportunity to really […]

New Google quick links format?

I’ve just noticed Google has a different format for grouping a set of links under one result – when searching for Edge Hill University for example. They’ve been doing this kind of thing for a while but not in the two column format and I don’t know what Google calls this format so can’t search […]

The Empire Strikes Back

Occasionally Microsoft comes out with some really interesting stuff. The Break Up, and the accompanying blog show that at least parts of Microsoft are thinking right. But while the video is fine and all that, perhaps more interesting is the fact that the blog uses WordPress.com rather than Microsoft’s own platforms, video is hosted by […]

Case Conference Presentation

In July I delivered a presentation at the IWMW in York entitled “Let the students do the talking…” and yesterday I travelled to Edinburgh to deliver a varient of this at the annual CASE Conference. I was slightly anxious about telling Marketing and PR people to put everything in the hands of the students but […]

Picture This

As a Web Designer I’ve been considering how we can improve the images used on the Edge Hill website as part of the ‘Big Brief’ project soon to be undertaken (which will look at a holistic approach to our communications). We currently have a wide selection of strong, professional photography. However they have mainly been […]