Building our Graduation Twinkler

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.

Getting a handle on site search

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’. 

Remote usability testing

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.

A more accessible website

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.

Course pages: a milestone five years in the making

Picture the scene. It’s 2014, on a chilly December afternoon. In a small office in the basement of Heslington Hall, the website publish has just finished, and with it, seven new course pages have gone live. They look something like this…