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Category: Technical developments & enhancements

New developments we’re working on (eg widgets, search) not tied to a specific CMS.

The University’s cookie consent approach has been under review and has now changed, shifting to a stricter approach against web analytics’ cookies, specifically those set by the Google Analytics platform. This change has been reflected by the introduction of a new cookie consent overlay and an updated guidance for our web publishing community. What is […]

The 3rd party twitter widget was originally developed to allow site owners to display a cookie free Twitter feed on their website ensuring the site content remains in line with EdWeb cookie consent. EdWeb – Cookies we use This widget was developed within the University using the Twitter API. Twitter have recently changed made significant […]

Google Analytics is a web analytics platform that collects data from websites and apps to create reports that provide insights into businesses. Google Analytics has been the chosen web analytics provider for the central University web estate for many years. A single Google Analytics property has been created for use across the central web estate […]

We’re about to get started on our Continuous Improvement project for Portal Services. This is a new project that will continue over the next 5 years, and will allow us to enhance and update our services to meet changing needs. We’re still at the planning and research stage, so we definitely don’t know everything that […]

It’s essential to build accessibility into your projects from the very beginning. For our Web Publishing Platform this doesn’t just mean that the website and its content needs to be accessible but the editorial interface of the content management system itself also needs to be accessible to as many people as possible. 

Sharing knowledge is of course an essential part of life at University. For our team this has also become a fundamental way in which we work.

This week, Google announced that new analytics properties would by default use “Google Analytics 4” (formerly, App + Web). What does that mean for The University of Edinburgh?

As part of my work in Website and Communications, I was asked to quickly design, develop, and deploy a single page web application to display a list of pending research papers related to Covid-19.

As more of our services than ever move online, our web estate has become the face of the University. Inclusivity of all our users has never been more important. A Practical and Ethical Approach With September’s legislation deadline rightly also attracting attention, we want to help our devolved web community improve the accessibility of their […]

Our new web publishing platform will be arriving next year. But what if you need a site before then? Our new approach to the web In line with the University’s Web Strategy, a programme to overhaul our web estate and services is underway. At the core of the programme is a major project to replace […]

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