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!
I started working at Edge Hill around the same time IT Services launched the GO portal and there was talk in the office the first Christmas about how many people would be logging in on Christmas day. We don’t have the stats for Christmas day 2006, but we do have last couple of years so … Continue reading Merry Christmas Everybody!
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. 2010 will be the year that data becomes important. I’ve long been a believer in opening up sources of data. As far as possible, we try to … Continue reading 2010: The Year of Open Data?
We’ve recently used heatmap software to get an impression of the way people use our homepage; disappointingly, the central area, which we use to promote university achievements, major news and events, is often bypassed. This indifference is largely down to everyday visitors using the homepage as an entry point to the GO portal, but we … Continue reading New Homepages for 2010
A selection of www.edgehill.ac.uk homepage screen shots from the end of 2008 to the beginning of December 2009. HomepagesView more presentations from MoSavage.
Here at Edge Hill we've used Trac for quite some time in Web Services. I've been here for more than a year and a half now and during this period the team have greatly increased their use of Trac for ticketing problems, monitoring source changes, and more recently tracking Scrum Sprint progress. While Trac is … Continue reading Winter bugs
"Electronic waste" can be defined as all secondary computers, electronics, mobile phones, and other items such as television sets and refrigerators, whether sold, donated, or no longer wanted by their original owners. E-waste is one of the fastest growing types of waste, much of it ends up dumped in Africa and Asia. Take a look … Continue reading Electronic Waste or e-waste