In October, we launched a new set of web pages which bring together resources on change management for University teams. The project proved once again why content is key! Here are the Making change happen web pages which we worked on with the People and Organisational Development (POD) team within HR. Like all universities (and … Continue reading Making change happen web pages
Having recently joined Communications as Web Content Developer, I was keen to get stuck into the CMS. Luckily, one of my first tasks was to rebuild the History of the University branch on the website. For this quick turnaround project, my colleague Harriet and I had a focus day where we got the bulk of … Continue reading Looking to the past: Rebuilding the History of the University web pages
A key part of my role is to develop quality assurance and content governance processes for our web estate. I’ve recently tackled a small but important part of this by creating a governance model for our three shiny new school web presences.
We’ve just completed a mammoth project to deliver web presences for three new academic schools while putting content strategy to the test.
In the run up to January’s graduation ceremonies we were tasked to come up with something fancy to celebrate. The winning idea was to replace the main homepage banner with the names of students graduating on that day.
We are frequently asked how users navigate through our website and it feels like this should be easy enough to answer using Google Analytics. However, knowing how users get from their landing page to their exit page can be a pretty complex question!
Have you ever visited a website looking for a specific piece of information; maybe a swimming pool timetable, or a specific recipe? Have you ever used a search function within the website in order to do this? If so, you have been a ‘user’ engaging with ‘site search’.
Last month we carried out our first remote usability testing. I was worried that it wouldn’t work as well as when we run them in person, but it turned out to be easier to organise, and just as much fun.
We’re reaching the end of our project to improve the accessibility of the CMS templates we use on the York website, and we’re pleased to report that we’ve made some significant progress.
Our web content should be easy for everyone to access, but we need to be specifically mindful that we don’t exclude people with accessibility needs. While we’ve always tried to make the website work as well as possible for everyone, we’re conscious that it’s not as accessible as it should be, and new legislation has … Continue reading Improving the accessibility of our website