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This is a blog from the Internet Development Team at ILRT, Bristol. We build websites and web applications for a wide variety of customers, many in the UK higher education sector. Continue reading…

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How to make the most of a support query

Some quick tips on what to include when asking for help with a problem on your website

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Published on 3 Mar 10 under Briefings | Comments Off on How to make the most of a support query

Finding copyright cleared images for your website

In recent years, digital cameras have become much cheaper and more widely available. This, coupled with faster Internet connections and the increase in the use of websites such as Flickr and Facebook, has made it far easier for people to create, share, access and use digital images on their websites. Using them legally is not […]

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Published on 2 Feb 10 under Briefings | 1 Comment »

Website monitoring – a peek under the hood

We host scores of different websites for our clients, using a raft of different technologies. In fact, often the best solutions to our clients’ needs come from blending different technologies to deliver a single site. For example, a site might contain some simple web pages managed using a Content Management System (CMS), a large bank […]

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Published on 15 Jan 10 under Briefings | Comments Off on Website monitoring – a peek under the hood

Deployment of a Virtual Infrastructure

Virtualisation is a term which has been in wide use in recent years but it is a computing concept which has been around since the 60s. Matt Baker, Unix Systems Administrator at the ILRT, has been working with virtualisation and explores some of the management issues in this article. What is Virtualisation? We often refer […]

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Published on 8 Jan 10 under Briefings | Comments Off on Deployment of a Virtual Infrastructure

A closer look at content migration

Redesigning your existing website is an exciting time. Kieren Pitts takes a look at one aspect of the project that is often given only cursory attention…. content migration.

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Published on 11 Dec 09 under Briefings | 2 Comments »

What is Open Source?

We use a lot of open source software for our websites and systems, but what exactly does “open source” mean? Ed Crewe, Senior Technical Developer, explains… What is it? Open source is part of the ‘open movement’ which aims to provide open access to the source materials and knowledge with which high technology is developed. […]

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Published on 4 Dec 09 under Briefings | 1 Comment »

Asking the ‘bigger picture’ questions… Thinking about a sign language-based survey tool

History is a funny thing. At its simplest, it’s easy to understand. History leaves evidence, which is read by historians, who tell you what happened and when. Simple? Well no… Because even if you know lots of things that happened, and when they happened, it still only gives you little bits of information. It doesn’t […]

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Published on 20 Nov 09 under Briefings | 1 Comment »

Top tips for content editing

Here are some tips for making your website clear and easy to read. You’ll also find some useful links on how people read on the web and how to test the readability of your web pages.

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Published on 16 Nov 09 under Briefings | 1 Comment »

What can social bookmarking do for you?

What is social bookmarking and why would I use it? Social bookmarking is a way of creating and collecting bookmarks on a website rather than within your browser. This means you can access your bookmarks from anywhere, classify and annotate them, and share them with other people. You can also see how popular your website […]

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Published on 27 Oct 09 under Briefings | 3 Comments »

A quick look at Second Life and other Virtual Worlds

What we’ve been doing in Second Life The project we’ve been working on uses this 3D environment to recreate a Victorian model of an earlier Roman building – the Pompeii Court, which was in turn reconstructed as part of the original Sydenham Crystal Palace exhibition in the 1850s. Many academic institutions have used Second Life […]

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Published on 4 Sep 09 under Briefings | Comments Off on A quick look at Second Life and other Virtual Worlds

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