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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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The power of semantics (part 2)

After my earlier blog post introducing some of the ideas behind the Semantic Web, I recently came across this little excellent video showing how the next version of the Drupal content management system comes pre-built with support for adding semantics to web pages. This next version of Drupal (Version 7) should be hopefully coming out […]

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Published on 13 Sep 10 under News and updates | Comments Off on The power of semantics (part 2)

Worldwide Universities Network – a new website

We’re delighted to have recently launched a new website for the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) http://www.wun.ac.uk/ Here at ILRT using a Drupal-based Content Management System,  we designed and developed a number of templates that allow the editors to keep to a consistent look and feel throughout the pages. The templates also reduce the time needed […]

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Published on 8 Jun 10 under News and updates | Comments Off on Worldwide Universities Network – a new website

All that gas – petrol price app for Android

The mobile phone world is undergoing a massive revolution as more handsets hit the market with ever increasing sophistication. Chris Bailey, one of our developers in ID, has recently created an application for the Android platform and in this article introduces us to Android and his application.

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Published on 18 Jan 10 under News and updates | Comments Off on All that gas – petrol price app for Android

Firefox 3.5 – now the world’s most popular browser

Over the last few years Internet Explorer‘s dominance in the browser market has been in steady decline. Today we are spoilt for choice in what we use to browse the web. With the slick Safari, mobile Opera, lightning-fast Chrome or ever-expandable Firefox, there is a browser out there for just about everyone.

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Published on 23 Dec 09 under News and updates | Comments Off on Firefox 3.5 – now the world’s most popular browser

New! We’re now providing content services…

The web is the most efficient way of communicating and engaging with your users and audiences. Many of our clients don’t have the in-house time or skills to do this, so we do it for them! We have experts in writing, producing and publishing compelling text, video and audio content for the web. We also […]

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Published on 15 Dec 09 under News and updates | Comments Off on New! We’re now providing content services…

ILRT wins two ‘green’ awards

Project Manager, Sarah Agarwal, recently won the University of Bristol’s “Environmental Hero” award 2009. This is given to just one member of staff each year. Sarah’s particular contribution has been the promotion of Fairtrade within the University. The awards are given under the Green Impact Awards scheme. ILRT also won a Silver Award to recognise […]

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Published on 3 Sep 09 under News and updates | 1 Comment »

Developing the Plone CMS

On an unusually hot and sunny weekend, Ed Crewe spent three days stuck inside tapping away on a computer, surrounded by plates of half eaten food and glasses of half drunk beer. This was the Bristol Balloon Sprint, a gathering of independent developers who volunteer their time to help develop the Plone open source CMS. […]

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Published on 3 Sep 09 under News and updates | Comments Off on Developing the Plone CMS

BBC Countryfile Magazine praise for Amateur Entomologists’ Society website

The Amateur Entomologists’ Society (AES) website has been named as one of the best wildlife websites in Britain by BBC Countryfile Magazine. The site has been run by our own Kieren Pitts (as an unpaid volunteer) since 2005 and the site was relaunched in its present form in April 2008. During the relaunch Kieren worked […]

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Published on 3 Sep 09 under News and updates | Comments Off on BBC Countryfile Magazine praise for Amateur Entomologists’ Society website

User testing for AuthorAid in Rwanda

Sarah has been to the University of Rwanda in Butare, to look at how the AuthorAid system we created is working for its intended beneficiaries, and also to discuss the project’s internet strategy. Beneficiaries are finding the site really helpful in assisting them to move forward in their academic careers. We also developed the basis […]

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Published on 29 May 09 under News and updates | Comments Off on User testing for AuthorAid in Rwanda

New website for the European Agency

We’re pleased to have recently launched a new site for The European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education:  <http://www.european-agency.org/> The Agency provides a platform for European collaboration in the development of provision for learners with special educational needs. In addition to the public-facing site, we also developed a Plone-based intranet for the Agency’s staff […]

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Published on 29 May 09 under News and updates | Comments Off on New website for the European Agency

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