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 wonder how many of you this year have visited a bookmakers and put on a bet for a ‘White Christmas’, not many I would imagine or maybe I’m completely wrong, one thing I do know however is as its more of a sure thing this year I can’t imagine any of them paying out. … Continue reading Dreaming of a White Christmas
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
I have heard this warning before in the last few years from conservationists but it appears now to be a more serious issue; the future supply of traditional English mistletoe is under threat. Why I hear you say; mistletoe thrives in established apple orchards and if you follow conservation then you will know that our … Continue reading No more kissing under the mistletoe!!
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
Go was launched roughly three years ago and the overall aim was to make everything more accessible and easier for students. Specifically access to their Mail, File Storage, Discussion, Community, Library and Blackboard. I would say over all Go has been a fabulous success, we have developed it a great deal over the past three years, improving it … Continue reading Go Success
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