Author: Bruce Darby

Following the legislation on the accessibility of public sector websites we test and audit our EdWeb CMS content at regular intervals. We record these issues in our accessibility statement and set a time line to get them fixed.

On 12 March, we will apply a collection of development work and bug fixes to EdWeb. These include a major upgrade to our EdWeb cookie consent banner and all our cookie consent overlays for 3rd party or custom content. This is so that we are more closely aligned to GDPR legislation. We have updated the […]

OpenUK created a Universities Committee in late 2019. During our last OpenUK conference call we were joined by STEM Volunteer Outreach Program Coordinator from Red Hat. OpenUK are now looking into organising an event in June for academics run by the Teaching Open Source and POSSE teams. And we need your help spreading the word […]

The cookie banner that appears at the top of the University website is being updated. Following some blog posts from the Information Commissioners Office during 2019 the University formed a GDPR and cookie consent task force. The group pulled in experts from around the University to explore what the next version of our cookie consent […]

Open Edinburgh – a celebration of open source – was an event organised by Ritwik Sarkar, a 3rd year Computer Science with Management student, as part of his summer internship as the Open Source Web Development Community Champion with our team.

Our latest development brings dynamic lists and calendar views of events to our Content Management System EdWeb. It’s one of a number of steps being taken to help promote what’s on around the University, but also as a way of showcasing the excellent quality and diversity of events to both prospective staff and students around […]

At the end of 2017 we sent out a survey to our website community to find out what EdWeb features was the top priority for them. We got a great response – the best ever! 204 people responded casting a total of 985 votes. We’ll share the results of the survey and what the next steps […]

The Digital Transformation 2018 conference organised by DIGIT, Scotland’s largest independent business technology community, took place at Dynamic Earth with 270 delegates braving the weather to listen to speakers from across the sector. Talks focused on key trends like responding to change and making transformation fun before finally ending up with the f-word – failure.

In May 2016 we launched a survey to invite participation from everyone who uses EdWeb CMS, or plays a part in the management of websites delivered through EdWeb. Participants had 5 votes to pick functionality that was most important or critical to them. We used the results to help us prioritise the development work for […]

A number of staff from around the University have just been to the Drupal conference DrupalCon. I had the great experience of giving a presentation about collaborative development with Tim Gray from the IS Applications division. Shortly after our return from the conference we were able to continue the collaboration theme with our 4th EdWeb […]

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