Author: Bruce Darby

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 […]

Snapshot is an audit tool that allows EdWeb editors and site managers to monitor and evaluate some key areas of their EdWeb site. Entering a URL will bring back an overview of the site, the site structure, how long ago the pages were edited and whether the site potentially uses any data gathering techniques that […]

With the release of new functionality to support rich, powerful web applications to pages and sites across EdWeb we are moving to a new phase of what we can deliver to enhance student experience.

We have a number of significant updates for EdWeb that we are releasing together and deploying all at the same time. It’s been quite a while since our last deployment so we are bundling together a number of enhancements to the Profile content type including better support for PhD students, as well as our new […]

We have created, and continue to explore, an open system whereby developers from all over the University can write and contribute code adding new functionality to the software that runs the University website benefiting the whole University. With our third EdWeb code sprint completed the process now feels properly established. This is part of a […]


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