At the end of the year it's always nice to look back at some of the things we've done and this year we'll do it by looking back at the top ten blog posts from the year. Confluence Design Templates One of last year's 25 days posts which has had over 1000 views. Higher Education homepages … Continue reading Web Services Top Ten of 2010
‘Mister’ Roy Bayfield reflects on empowerment of users Part of the next stage of evolution of the Edge Hill site will be greater distribution of direct content creation across academic departments. This won’t be some clunky CMS that costs a fortune, takes ages to implement, adds layers of semi-automated bureaucracy and then doesn’t work anyway. … Continue reading Opening the (Flood)Gates
I'll admit it, I like to dream too.. though I'm sure it's not much of a secret, the content of my dreams will surprise some! I dream about ideal web serving infrastructures. There, I said it, and this is my dream: What I'm hoping to get set up in the new year is all sorts … Continue reading Infrastructure dreams
In my previous post I talked about Wallboards. As an aside, I've just started experimenting with using some old O2 Joggler's as miniature information radiators in my new home. But that's another blog post for another blog! This time round I'm covering dashboards! Dashboards are beautiful things that seem to be getting slung haphazardly into … Continue reading Dashboards
In a little-read post published last Christmas Eve as part of our previous 25 days project I suggested 2010 might be the year open data became important: I don’t like to predict the future – usually because I’m wrong – but I’m going to put my neck out on one point for the coming year. … Continue reading Was 2010 the year of Open Data?
Twitter Nearly everyone in Web Services has a Twitter account. Many of the team have a Delicious account for storing all our bookmarks there's even a team one. We needed a way to comunicate useful information from the team without it getting lost in the clutter of our personal posts. We needed a team identity … Continue reading Team Twitter
Over the next year we will be looking at ways to improve the corporate website; including a hard look at the design and structure. We are currently focussing on our top-end homepages, and approaching them independently; rather than applying a uniform concept to all of them - like with our current grid. This is so … Continue reading A Brief Look at Tomorrow
The History The ‘Christmas Pudding’ or ‘Plum Pudding’ has long been an old favourite, steeped in tradition and history. The pudding as we know it today comes from the Victorians but it surprisingly emerged as far back as the 1420s, not as a desert but as an early form of preserving meat! The meat was … Continue reading Have we finally gone Christmas pudding mad!
What do you have on yours? I've been avidly watching The Ultimate Wallboard contest that my favourite productive development software maker Atlassian sponsored. Taken from the site: A wallboard is a type of information radiator used for extreme feedback. Wallboards are typically displayed above a development team's workspace. Now that's got you wondering.. what's an … Continue reading Wallboards, dashboards and home tabs!
A year ago the Web Services team stared blogging every day during Advent and the pain of that followed by blogging every day for 125 days apparently hasn't put me off trying it again. I have no idea where we'll go with it but last year we covered everything from open data to environmental issues. … Continue reading We’re back, ready for Round Two!