Learnings from #CASESMC

Last month I attended my first CASE conference held in the vibrant city of Brighton. The two-day conference provided a fascinating insight into social media with a HE spin. So in true BuzzFeed-style here are my five takeaways from the…

instagram screenshot

The image boom of social media is here to stay. Instagram is now more popular than Twitter, the Chinese photo app Camera 360 has surpassed 250 million users, and photos continue to get the largest engagement rate on Facebook (more…

YouTube logo

As YouTube celebrates it’s 10th Birthday it can also raise a toast to its ever growing influence. The credibility of the video sharing platform is only strengthening among teens, according to latest figures produced but the GlobalWebIndex (GWI). A fifth…

Lickey Hills (Birmingham)

Websites house promotional films. Therefore, as web editors we are usually called in to produce promotional films. On this particular occasion we were commissioned to produce a short film that would change the negative perceptions people might have of a…

Digital spend in the UK compared to global spend

The UK is trailblazing when it comes to digital advertising. With the increase in mobile and tablet use, UK advertisers are spending more of their budgets on digital media and paid search ads. The total UK advertising market will reach…

404 Page not found

Trying to get a snapshot of UK university homepages last week, I inadvertently screengrabbed the error page generated by 133 of them. 404 error pages have for a long time been an opportunity for websites to try something different. Here’s a few approaches…

Agile Content Conference

Together London’s Agile Content Conference in mid-January brought together six speakers looking at how Agile methods can be applied to content. There’s only one university (Liverpool) listed in the attendees of their events, but there’s great lessons here for higher…

Detail from the snapshot of UK university homepages

Here’s another snapshot of all UK university homepages (or at least those that didn’t generate Firefox security warnings…). You can see them all in this Flickr album. I’ve used the GrabThemAll extension on Firefox to generate them this time (my…

A look back - A presentation about our homepages

I thought I’d take a look through an old presentation I was asked to give at a web editors forum over a year ago. We were asked to present what we do on our homepages and why we do what…

hashtag

Just in case you wanted to know or decided you wanted to give viewers the opportunity to tweet your news items with pre chosen hashtags you’ll need to add the following code into your page as a hyperlink. http://twitter.com/share?text=You choose…