Tag: Web Publishing Platform

As part of the new Web Publishing Platform project, we needed a way to test ideas for new navigational approaches, to get feedback to inform iterative design. We used testing platform Maze to run remote, unmoderated tests on navigational prototypes built using design tool Figma, to gain quick insights from large numbers of users.

We used Figma to create a mocked-up megamenu for a School site and used Maze to test how people used it to complete a set of tasks. We repeated the test for the same site using a left-hand menu and compared the results.

We wanted to test a mobile navigation concept so we built a prototype mobile menu structure using Figma and tested it with 100 people using the Maze testing platform.

We have evolved our personas for future web services. We now focus on our users’ behaviours, not their roles.

As a member of the Drupal Community, you would’ve been aware that the support for Drupal 7, now 10 years old, was coming to an end in November 2022. Understandably, this has caused a bit of concern across the Drupal community and in particular in the University of Edinburgh as there are still many sites […]

We are currently working on a plan of how we will move content from EdWeb into our new web publishing platform – a process which will involve creating new site structures as well as adapting and migrating content. We’ll take a look at what that might mean for lead publishers and owners of sites in EdWeb. 

Development is well under way to build a new Web Publishing Platform for the University. We’ll be starting to create sites and migrate content over from EdWeb during the next 12 – 14 months. We’ll take a look at what this means for EdWeb editors.

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. 

Taking a product approach can be quite a culture shift for a team. Sometimes we are more used to working on ‘projects’ where we tend to work on more discrete blocks of work and often aren’t the people who run the future service. The team who are developing the software might never meet the users […]

Over 200 people from around the University participated in our latest top task survey looking at the diverse needs of our large and devolved Web Publishing Community.

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