About the UEA Digital Innovation Blog About the UEA Digital Innovation Blog

Hello UEA!

Welcome to the Digital Innovation Team (DIT) blog. Here you'll find updates on our projects, tips and tricks to make your life easier and digital best practice. You'll also find the occasional guest blog from our external development partners.

Got a topic you'd like to see us cover or a burning question? Just email digital@uea.ac.uk and we'll see what we can do!

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Liferay Change/Coding Freeze - official comms

Dear colleagues Thank you for your continued co-operation with the ongoing change freezes on the website while we continue to plan the migration of the current website onto the new version...

Study With Us Restructured renamed

As a legacy of the evolution of LifeRay the Study With Us site is known within the administration pages as Study With Us Restructured.  On Thursday (12 May) we will be removing the word...

See what's coming soon from DIT

DIT’s book of work is literally packed to the rafters with new and cool stuff coming to various parts of the university’s web presence. Keep reading to discover a few things we’re aiming to...

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Now is a great time to spring clean your web pages. The list below is by no means definitive but a great start to a better looking website. Test: □ Online forms work correctly □ Email...

Guest Blog: Five user experience tips for happier HE students

Alex Tosh, Managing Director of Creative Sponge , a leading creative agency and external partner to UEA's Digital Innovation Team, shares his thoughts on how digital experience can put HE...

Coming soon from DIT - UEA Course Finder

See the completed Course Finder In summer 2015 DIT kicked off a project aimed at transforming the UEA online course catalogue. The result of the project - UEA Course Finder -...

The science behind web copy and three easy rules to make it better

If you’re presenting big blocks of text to your web readers, like it or not, most of what you’ve written is probably being completely ignored. Read on to discover the science behind how people...

Latest Liferay migration news

We are making good progress with improvements to our sites that will see us moving to external hosting and ultimately offering a faster, more stable web experience for web editors and our site...

Coming to UEA this spring - web quality league tables

We are currently in the process of creating web page quality league tables which will be published on our portal pages later in the spring. Look out for more news and the full in the February...

See UEA's new Square - first.

Welcome to the place where it all begins. We’re building a space where there’s always something new. A place where everything UEA comes together. A place for you to discover the very best...

Alt Tagging - why all your pages are worse without it

As part of a new series on our blog, we’ll be detailing easy ways you can make your website content better by following simple best practice tips and tricks.  In this first article we’ll...

Five New Year's resolutions for a better Liferay

So, if you’re anything like us, you’ve probably long given up on not drinking this year… but don’t worry! You can avoid that growing sense of shame and failure (or maybe that's just us...) by...

Liferay remedial work, what it means for you

UPDATE 2 (12/01/2015) UEA's Liferay websites will now be moving to new external hosting on the 18th and 19th of January. This will mean a "change freeze" from COB on Friday the 15th of...

Liferay stability issues and resolutions.

During the autumn of 2015, ITCS in conjunction with the DIT and senior team members from ARM launched an investigation into issues relating to the stability of UEA’s websites – primarily...

See the new look UEA Portal, first!

The UEA’s student and staff information portal – portal.uea.ac.uk – is changing. You told the Portal Working Group that you needed easier, faster access to the things you use most often....

New UEA portal FAQ

The UEA's staff and student portal is changing - with a new look and new routes to find what you need faster. Read on to see our FAQ on the changes, or read more about the new portal (and see the...

Thoughts of a Digital Innovation Intern

My name is Harry and I for the past twelve weeks I have been working as an intern in the Digital Innovation Team. This blog post is all about my time as an intern including three lessons from my...

Three things you didn’t know about the new UEA homepage

Last week, thanks to the launch of a new phase of upgrades, the UEA website got a number of improvements to navigation, a new footer, more sections of the site working on mobile devices and...