[ENDORSEMENT] Church Online: Social Media and Church Online: Websites, by @ltreneer

Back in October 2014, I ran a workshop for CPO, encouraging staff to think about how they could use digital within their work. Last year I was pleased to be sent drafts of these books that Laura Treneer was working on, have a few (e-mail) chats about the content, and then to say: Balanced, supportive, encouraging, practical, with an emphasis on the online/offline mix. A total thumbs up! I am liking the colourful covers, and Continue Reading →

University Websites?

Do universities need to work harder on their websites? Universities’ messages were clear and lacked jargon, but they were often unfocused and hard to find, said Jim Bodoh, a brand consultant at Radley Yeldar who led the study. Institutions also did little to explain what they offer or substantiate their claims, he added. “The best universities are used to having a queue of students lining up to be on their courses, so the motivation isn’t Continue Reading →

Memory Failure Detected @timeshighered

A coalition of the willing is battling legal, logistical and technical obstacles to archive the riches of the mercurial World Wide Web for the benefit of future scholars. ZoĆ« Corbyn reports It is 2031 and a researcher wants to study what London’s bloggers were saying about the riots taking place in their city in 2011. Many of the relevant websites have long since disappeared, so she turns to the archives to find out what has Continue Reading →

Deciphering the Code (@timeshighered)

“This week’s A-level results may lead to the keenest clearing rush yet. But do universities’ websites tell prospective students what they need to know, Hannah Fearn asks a panel of sixth-formers. Most university websites don’t show you information you want to know, they just show you the information that they want you to know. That’s quite stupid really.” The comment, from a pupil at Didcot Sixth Form in Oxfordshire, is damning but representative. When Times Continue Reading →

MyDesigna (2001-2009)

As I have built up my web design skills, I thought it was worth building up a portfolio of work, attracting attention from those who will be interested in my skills, particularly my content writing and information architecture skills, once the the PhD was completed.I wanted something contemporary and clean looking, whilst providing useful information. The portfolio section of the site is the key section of the site, explaining the rationale for each of the Continue Reading →