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How to create a sustainable website: coding and hosting

In the second of a series of 3 articles, Katie Parry from digital agency and arts sector specialists, Supercool, gives practical tips to reduce your website’s energy consumption. Here she focuses on coding and hosting. This post is sponsored by Supercool.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Sustainable content creation tips

In the third of a series of 3 articles, Katie Parry from digital agency and arts sector specialists, Supercool, gives practical tips to reduce your website’s energy consumption.  Here she digs deep into sustainable content creation tips. This post is sponsored by Supercool.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Sustainable web design – make your website better for the environment

In the first of a series of 3 articles, Katie Parry from digital agency and arts sector specialists, Supercool, gives practical tips to reduce your website’s energy consumption. This post is sponsored by Supercool.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Personality, purpose and heart: how your website can better reflect your brand. Part 1.

In this 2-parter, James Coleman from digital agency and arts sector specialists, Supercool, shares quick-wins, practical tips, and shining examples of organisations brilliantly adding personality, purpose and heart to their websites — without the need for a redesign.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Personality, purpose and heart: how your website can better reflect your brand. Part 2.

In this 2-parter, James Coleman from digital agency and arts sector specialists, Supercool, shares quick-wins, practical tips, and shining examples of organisations brilliantly adding personality, purpose and heart to their websites — without the need for a redesign.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

How interaction design can make your website more effective

Over and above the look of a website, it’s important to consider the way people can interact with it. Katie Parry from digital agency and arts sector specialists, Supercool, explains what makes interaction design so powerful, and shares some nifty examples.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Article

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The AMA MicroDigital Guide to writing a website brief

Brian Healy, Head of Agency at Un.titled shares his wealth of experience on what makes a great website brief. This template will guide you through the process. It’s not the definitive list of what you’ll need, but it’s a great starting point and will serve as food for thought.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

Website navigation — putting user experience first

In this session recorded at Digital Heritage Lab’s Digital Skills Day, James Coleman takes you through the basics of website ‘user experience’ and ‘navigation’. Looking at specific examples, James will explain what these terms mean and give you the tools to interrogate your own website and make improvements. This session was sponsored by Supercool.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Webinars and films

How to expand the functionality of your WordPress website

In this session recorded at Digital Heritage Lab’s Digital Skills Day, Paul Blundell looks at the different types of plugins and extensions that you can add to your WordPress website to help expand its functionality including: custom posts and fields; tagging and content grids; event calendar and bookings; eCommerce and membership; and search. This session ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Webinars and films

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Why you need a website redesign

Digital marketing specialist and freelance blogger Tomas McKannie looks into several main factors that point at website redesign as the solution for improving your website performance, engagement and sales.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Article

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How digital has helped the delivery of a community project ― Skylark IX’s digital story

Constructed as a pleasure craft during the 1930s, Skylark IX was part of the world-famous armada of British ‘little ships’ used to bring back allied service people during the battle of Dunkirk in 1940. The Skylark IX Recovery Trust was formed in 2013 to rescue and restore Skylark IX and now works with a range ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Case studies

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Webinar: How to develop a powerful website content strategy

Creating engaging and relevant content for your website is so important. If you’re struggling to know the best way forward, or how to organise the information on your site, then this session, presented by the Digital Culture Network’s Tech Champion for websites, Roberta Beattie, will give you some great insights and tips. You’ll learn how to ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Webinars and films

How to build a WordPress website

A good understanding of how to build a WordPress website will help you decide how much of your organisation’s website you can build yourself and at what point you might need additional support from a web developer. In this Digital Heritage Lab online masterclass recording, Paul Blundell shows you how to set up a WordPress website from scratch ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Webinars and films

Squarespace, Wix or WordPress? — choosing the right content management system to build your website

In this Digital Heritage Lab webinar recording, Paul Blundell explains the role and function of a content management system (CMS). He outlines the pros and cons of Squarespace, Wix and WordPress to help you make an informed decision as to the type of CMS that will help you build a website to meet your organisation’s ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Webinars and films

Website usability and writing for the web

People come to our websites looking to complete a task — whether that’s to plan a visit or to learn something. In many cases it’s the first experience someone will have of our organisation. In this Digital Heritage Lab webinar recording, Nicky Hand covers important principles and practical tips for managing a website and creating ... Read more


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Webinars and films

Sustainable web design: how to reduce your website’s carbon footprint

Creating, storing and consuming digital content is hugely resource intensive and consequently highly polluting. Caspian Turner, Head of Strategy, Substrakt talks us through how to reduce our website’s carbon footprint.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

17 ways to make your website more energy efficient

Tom Greenwood, Managing Director, Wholegrain Digital provides a handy list of top things you can do to minimise wasted energy and make sure your website is as energy efficient as possible.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

How to…make sure your website is user friendly

This comprehensive guide by Lars Lofgren for Quicksprout covers eight best practices to make your website as user-friendly and accessible as possible.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

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Websites: have you mapped your customer journey?

Freshworks CRM take us through a step-by-step guide to mapping customer journeys on your website.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools

How to…write good Alt Text

What is alt text and why is it important?  Katie Parry, Creative Director at the web design agency Supercool takes us through everything we need to know.


Published: 2021 | Resource type: Guide/tools