Category Archives: Blogs

Digital accessibility health check: points to consider

At least 1 in 5 people in the UK have a long term illness, impairment or disability. Many more have a temporary disability ( Making a website accessible means making sure it can be used by as many people as … Continue reading

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Extending the audience of a blog post

When you start to blog your focus is understandably on the post you are writing. However if you don’t then think about about how you will share this post to an audience that will appreciate it and potentially share with … Continue reading

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Blogademia: Introducing blogging as a professional tool in academia

The term ‘blogademia’ is cited by many as being coined by Saper (2006). Sadly however this paper is no longer accessible. I came across it as I was researching this topic having been asked to give a short 15 minute … Continue reading

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A Faster Mobile Web: Updates for Accelerated Mobile Pages

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Earlier this year we were proud to announce that users’s sites would automatically support Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) — a new open-source project spearheaded by Google to dramatically improve the performance of web…

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The anatomy of the perfect blog post

When writing a public blog there is an expectation that someone will read it, however this is not always the case. To increase the chances of your blog being read, there are some useful points to be considered. Whoever you are … Continue reading

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10 Tips to develop or enhance your blog

This post aims to highlight some simple but valuable tips you can use to develop or indeed enhance your blog. 1. Start from the blog itself Choose a nice template and make use of the header to visually display what … Continue reading

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Tips for your blog or website: The ABCs of landing pages that work

Below are some useful tips on making the most of the landing page on blogs and websites. Thanks to Copyblogger who has given permission to reproduce the infographic a landing page is any page on a website where traffic is sent … Continue reading

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Let me tell you a secret… Tips from a Journalist on blogging

 Image source: Pixabay I recently attended a workshop led by Sue Featherstone (Journalist and Principal Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University) on the secrets of blogging which was put on for the new student bloggers who are volunteer content managers. These students will capture … Continue reading

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Why you need to consider blogging as a pedagogy to facilitate learning

I was inspired by a blog post written by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano (known as @langwitches on Twitter) which begins by saying “Blogging should not be an add-on, not an isolated project, but should be seen as PEDAGOGY” It made me consider … Continue reading

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Is there truth in the psychology of colour or is it simply down to personal taste?

Image source: Wikipedia How we use any of these colours in our lives can be very personal. From the way we dress, decorate our homes or even prepare food; we each may have different preferences to colour combinations. What pleases … Continue reading

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