Earlier this year we launched a website to allow our applicants to talk to each other and our current students. The idea behind it was to create a virtual community of applicants and to allow real students to answer questions about life at Edge Hill. The site is public but only applicants and/or students can … Continue reading Honesty is the best policy…
Andy Clarkeâ€™s presentation at @media 2007 was concerned with international styles in web design, some interesting questions arose. I was interested in why designers felt that they needed to conform to an international design style rather than adapting regional traditions in design to the web. For example would an Italian designer look to adapt Giovanni … Continue reading I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
A comment on my last post from a journalist at the Essex Chronicle got me thinking. Obviously he's using Google Alerts to track topics of interest, in that case possibly "World Scout Jamboree" or maybe "Chelmsford" or "Hylands Park" (hello if this triggers the alert again!). I know other journalists do this too - I … Continue reading Tracking the interweb
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?
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
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