More calendars to watch

We’re not the only kid on the block this December so be sure to check out some of these other advent calendars: 24 Ways If web design is more your thing then you could do worse than following 24 ways for the next few weeks. Variety of well known web folks share their ideas as […]

Building an Anti-CMS

At last weekend’s PHP North West Conference I delivered a talk titled Building an Anti-CMS (and how it’s changed our web team).  Feedback has generally been pretty positive so I thought I’d open it up to a bit of constructive criticism from inside the sector (because every web team reads our blog, right?!). Video from […]

Faded tag cloud

It’s been a little while since I posted anything techie, and a while since I posted anything that might be of use to the symfony community so I’m going to post about the exciting topic of tag clouds! Andy has posted about tags before so read that for more information about the concepts. We’ve had […]

Choice Part 6: Lucene in the sky with diamonds

Search is one of the key ways that visitors find what they’re looking for on our websites. A good search engine can quickly and acurately direct the user to the right place and make for a more efficient and productive experience. In the past we’ve used Novell’s QuickFinder search service to spider the site, supplemented […]

Choice Part 2: A new platform

For years, most of the corporate website has been produced as static web pages using Dreamweaver. This has worked well – we’re able to ensure the design is tight, content correct and the site doesn’t grow to an unmanageable size. To help manage content on the site, Web Services have produced a few key applications […]

PHP London 2008

A belated writeup on last week’s PHP London Conference. Andy’s already written a post so I don’t feel too bad! As it turned out we split the sessions so I’ll just cover those Andy’s not mentioned. First up was Stefan Esser’s PHP Binary Analysis. It was looking at using complied PHP bytecode to debug and […]

One Big Summer (of Code)

Google have announced another Summer of Code. This is a program [sic] to let students work on open source projects over their summer holiday (vacation) while getting paid for the work they do. Over the last three years, 1500 students have worked for scores of mentoring organisations to add features, fix bugs and improve products […]

Web Services Project Officer

Web Services are recruiting a new member of staff. We’re looking for someone to join our team to work with the Faculty of Health to create a system to link staff, students and external partners to aid communication and better manage information. The first half of this twelve month contract will focus on planning and […]

Bad URLs Part 4: Choose your future

So we’ve looked at examples of bad and good URLs, what the current situation is at Edge Hill, but what are we doing about it? Lots, you’ll be pleased to know! As part of the development work we’ve been doing for the new website design, I’ve been taking a long hard look at how our […]