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 […]

Chrome: the rise and fall and rise again

Edd Sowden’s recently released browser matrix stats shows some fascinating patterns in usage for GOV.UK and the tool has also been made available on GitHub and for anyone to use. So what does it show for the Edge Hill website? The most striking thing to me is the upgrade cycle for Chrome. With a 7 day bucket […]

The Cookie Monster is here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nathaninsandiego/3757033518/ The UK’s implementation of EU Cookie regulations come into force this Saturday and the web design world is frantically trying to work out what to do! Firstly a bit of background into cookies and why we are where we are! Cookies make the web go round – they’re how a website remembers who you […]

Event Tracking with Google Analytics

  Previously we’ve showed how we’re starting to make use of A/B testing to measure the proposed improvements to our site. We’ve also started using other more advanced features of Google Analytics on our site. The problem comes from some of our designs which use JavaScript to create advanced designs. The homepage for example has […]

A/B testing the mega menu

This week we’ve started experimenting with A/B tests on elements of our site design. The first results are coming in and show us some small but not insignificant improvements can be made. Spot the difference in our mega menu: We’ve been testing how many people visit the Undergraduate homepage from the mega menu – Google […]