I go into this blog-post blind, but I am conscious of two things: firstly that I have a question, but no conclusion; secondly, I’m haunted by an image of neatly aligned post-it notes, stuck on a whiteboard. The Question Does the designer need to be involved in a development project from conception to sign off, … Continue reading Form Follows Function, But How Far Behind?
IT Services Information Screens (Digital Signage) are located in some of the most vibrant areas of Edge Hill’s campus. These screens are able to display announcements as well as play video clips such as the recruiting TV advertisement for the University. These signs improve communication as well as provide an important and compelling information resource, … Continue reading Making the best use of the Information Screens
Christmas has changed for me over the years, from the excited, little, fresh-faced kid with Subbuteo (and tube of UHU glue) to the worn-out parent, with the jaunty paper hat and half-empty glass of beer. One of the things that hasn't changed, at least in our house, is the bumper, double issue Christmas Radio Times. … Continue reading Times a changin
In an earlier post on our wiki I mentioned that we use Confluence from Atlassian this company has a good and steady release cycle. Currently we're couple of versions behind the latest, but hopefully that'll soon be addressed by a move to a new much faster server! Some of the fixes and new features that … Continue reading Your Wiki!
A christmas version of the story of the three little pigs and the bad wolf. The Three Little Pigs are trying to escape the Big Bad Wolf on Christmas...with disastrous but hilarious results, they decide to... Cert: PG (I don't want to upset the kids.) 😉
You have Spam! Web content editors, designers and developers have all worked hard to make their website interesting, attractive and functional. A lot of time and money is spent promoting the website. People find the website talk about it and link to it from their website, blog, wiki, bulletin board ect. Search engines then trawl … Continue reading A load of “Gobbledigook” from an online form
I receive quite a lot of sales calls and I’m certain I’m not handling them properly. The problem is that I’m probably not interested in what they’re trying to sell me yet I don’t want to miss out on something that could interest me. So generally I’ll ask them to email me some details and … Continue reading Handling sales calls
Early on in the New Year the old Intranet here at Edge Hill will be abolished. All of its content will be available directly through GO. The platform we're hosting this content under is called Confluence and it's a wiki. To the majority of people this won't mean much right now but we're hoping in … Continue reading Wiki Meetings
Guest blogger Roy Bayfield is Director of (deep breath) Corporate Communications and Student Recruitment at Edge Hill University, a department that enjoys a unique, symbiotic relationship with Web Services. Last month I spoke at the annual Effective Marketing in Higher Education conference in London. I’ve been going to things like this for 20 years now, … Continue reading What Matters in Digital Marketing
Liverpool city centre is to have the city’s Greenest most environmentally friendly Christmas tree ever to celebrate the city’s Year of the Environment. The project comes after the city has basked in the lime light as European City of Culture and also enjoyed its Bicentennial celebrations. Thursday 19th November 2009 saw Liverpool's greenest Christmas tree … Continue reading Green is the new White!