PHP 5.2.x with APC on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid (via Hardy)

As part of a move to virtualise our last remaining physical servers and build more scaling capability and resilience into our web serving infrastructure we have a specific need to run a couple of legacy apps on PHP 5.2.x. In the future when we've managed to fit in testing a bug fixes we'll have these … Continue reading PHP 5.2.x with APC on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid (via Hardy)

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 … Continue reading The Cookie Monster is here

WordPress 3.3

We've just upgraded WordPress to version 3.3 on the blogs.edgehill.ac.uk site. Take a look at some of the new features: If everything goes well we will be upgrading WordPress-powered sites on the corporate website early in the new year, ignoring this helpful advice from Twitter 🙂 https://twitter.com/lgladdy/statuses/146142135954051072

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 … Continue reading A/B testing the mega menu