Last time I introduced the new Edge Hill News website and this time I'll introduce one of the major new features. News published through our site often starts life as a press release posted online. Typically it's a few hundred words accompanied by a photo and calls to action at the bottom telling the reader … Continue reading Telling the story
It's a little over five years since our last major redevelopment of the Edge Hill news website when it moved from a classic ASP application into Symfony with lots of new functionality. In that time it's been well used (and abused) with 1337 new articles plus an archive of 537 articles dating back to July 2001 … Continue reading News moves to WordPress
Edge Hill weren't the only people to launch a website redesign in the last week. On Monday, the BBC News website had it's biggest redesign in years. Personally, I quite like the new design but they've come under a lot of flak for certain decisions. Martin Belham blogged 60% of commenters hate the new BBC … Continue reading Choice Part 5: Pushing the boundaries?
BBC News' Magazine Monitor have been running a feature publishing a random statistic every day. This alone is worth subscribe to their feed for, although their sardonic review of the papers is good fun too. Today's stat is: Fifteen per cent of people have checked their e-mails at a wedding, according to a survey. Just … Continue reading Random Stat
The BBC News website is 10 years old. I remember some of the Beeb's early forays online such as the Politics 97 site. Looking at it now you wouldn't have imagined that the BBC would become one of the most visited websites in the world!