Team Twitter

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 […]

Handling Social Media Overload

Wednesday night at Static played host to the second Liverpool Social Media Cafe and I was one of the speakers. The audio was recorded so you can hear exactly what I said or read below for some notes. RSS is not dead For the last few years various people have claimed that RSS is dead, […]

data.ac.uk

Last Friday I went to Liver and Mash, the Liverpool Mashed Libraries event held at Parr Street Studio 2. I’d been asked to speak by Mandy Phillips (formerly of this Parish) about – erm – something! I’ll cover the rest of the event in another post but here I’d like to write about the topic […]

Rose tinted json

Lately, we have been looking at providing a little automation to parts of the site which are less dynamic, by using some of the data serialisations that we create, with a sprinkling of javaScript magic.  Specifically we’ve looked at pulling Edge Hill event data, tagged with “rose theatre” into the Rose Theatre site. Currently events […]

10ish five-minute ways to improve your website

There’s some speakers to do the conference circuit who recycle the same old material each time they present and if I’m not careful I could turn into one of them! At this year’s IWMW, they held a “BarCamp” session. If you’re already familiar with BarCamps then don’t get too excited as it wasn’t a proper […]

Choice Part 7: Bite the hand that feeds you

I meant to blog about this last week but bank-holiday-weekend-fever caught up with me. 1st May was RSS Day – aimed at raising awareness of feeds and how they can be used to stay connected to websites that interest you. I’ve blogged before about the topic and said then we’d be introducing more feeds in […]