A few years ago we had a visit from the Google Street View trike and a year later the imagery was published. Quite a lot has changed on campus since then: the Hub, under construction in Autumn 2010 is now a hive of activity; BioSciences has had a growth spurt and (more than!) a lick … Continue reading Brand new Street View imagery
We've just launched a new beta version of the corporate website site search engine which will in the coming weeks replace the existing site search. The new system is powered by Google Site Search - a version of the search engine that restricts results to a given set of pages. Currently it is available for … Continue reading Google Site Search
It's taken exactly a year to go live but you can now see the Ormskirk campus on Google Street View. View Larger Map The Hub is now open so maybe it's time to get the trike back to take some new photos. Have an explore and leave a comment if you see anything interesting!
A couple of weeks ago, Google announced that from 1 August 2011 they will be changing the way they support web browsers for their Google Apps products including Gmail. Their blog post gives a little more information: For web applications to spring even farther ahead of traditional software, our teams need to make use of … Continue reading Browser Support
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikenolan/5166463844/ Yesterday I noticed Google's latest incremental feature on their search results page. It's not long since they launched full results search as you type and now highlighting a search result pops up a thumbnail preview of the page. This means people will be able to judge the contents of a site before they even … Continue reading Google search results preview
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikenolan/5139059393/ Back in March, Google added Ormskirk - and most of the rest of the country - to Google Street View. Today we were visited by the Google Street View trike to take imagery of the Ormskirk campus. Unlike roads which are photographed using a car, private property like university campuses and Disneyland Paris are … Continue reading Street View trike on campus
A few months ago I got a very curious phone call from Lawrence Grizzel, a producer for Punt PI on Radio 4. He was interested in doing an episode of the Steve Punt show about Argleton, the town that doesn’t exist that’s been covered to death on this blog for nearly three years! The two … Continue reading Return to Argleton
A couple of weeks ago my Twitter Search alerts for "Ormskirk" picked up the following: http://www.flickr.com/photos/62172246@N00/4903871923/ I was intrigued so searched Google Maps for "topshop near ormskirk" and sure enough, not one but two mystery Topshops were marked on the map. http://www.flickr.com/photos/62172246@N00/4903870211/ Obviously this isn't the case so why are Google showing them on the map? The … Continue reading Can you tell me how to find Topshop?
Flickr recently started previewing their new photo pages. They're quite nice but it does something that's been driving me mad and I can't work out how it's doing it. It only happens in Google Chrome 5 and I've only seen it in a few places. Take a look at this screen capture of Flickr's new … Continue reading Flickr’s photo page Ajax trick
I was right – it took almost three years to arrive in Ormskirk, but this week Google launched Street View across most of the country including Ormskirk. Argleton might have been wiped off the main Google map but it’s still there in Street View as you can see in the above Street View of Argleton … Continue reading Google Street View