A (very) quick look back at the Google story over the last 11 years. From Stanford to Mountain View and around the world, featuring many different products, starting with BackRub (Search) up to Go.. Excellent video covering the origins of the most powerful company in on-line media today.
This filming of the new TV advert this weekend gave me another excuse to try out taking some video on our new Flip Video camera. I caught up with Mister Roy during filming in the University Library on Sunday.
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 … Continue reading What’s in a name?
Ever heard of Pecha Kucha? Me neither until last Friday when I read an article in the January (2008, no I don't understand it either) issue of PC Pro! It's Japanese for "chit chat" and it's all the rage amongst those crazy designer types. It aims to put an end to "Death by PowerPoint" by … Continue reading Pecha Kucha
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 … Continue reading Fear of Facebook?!
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 … Continue reading Where to stop?!
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 … Continue reading New Google quick links format?
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 … Continue reading The Empire Strikes Back
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 … Continue reading Case Conference Presentation
As a Web Designer Iâ€™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 … Continue reading Picture This