Chrome: the rise and fall and rise again

Edd Sowden's recently released browser matrix stats shows some fascinating patterns in usage for GOV.UK and the tool has also been made available on GitHub and for anyone to use. So what does it show for the Edge Hill website? The most striking thing to me is the upgrade cycle for Chrome. With a 7 day bucket … Continue reading Chrome: the rise and fall and rise again

A/B testing the mega menu

This week we've started experimenting with A/B tests on elements of our site design. The first results are coming in and show us some small but not insignificant improvements can be made. Spot the difference in our mega menu: We've been testing how many people visit the Undergraduate homepage from the mega menu - Google … Continue reading A/B testing the mega menu

Mobile device usage

Last week I mentioned that while I couldn't give a definitive list, our initial focus for a mobile website would be higher end devices. One thing we do know is what people are using at the moment to access our sites on the move: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikenolan/4698128898/ Data for the above chart is taken from 14th April … Continue reading Mobile device usage

Analysis on the doorstep!

I think it's fair to say that the analysis of web traffic is a somewhat neglected aspect of our service. Whilst we endeavour to use web stats to inform decisions regarding the usability and information for our website I certainly feel we could/should do a lot more with the information. The difficulty has always been … Continue reading Analysis on the doorstep!