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EMBL Communications

Informing, inspiring, and engaging society with EMBL’s research, services and training

Category: Digital

EMBL.org: Putting our best footer forward

Ken Hawkins

In partnership with colleagues from across EMBL and EMBL-EBI we have created and implemented this first in a range of subtle — but broad — improvements to support the footer and navigation across One EMBL.org.



Accelerating one EMBL.org

Ken Hawkins

On 4 December 2020 the new EMBL.org received a package of major refinement. Driven by stakeholder desire for a shorter version of the page, the outcome is greater focus on EMBL’s mission areas.


10 benefits of EMBL’s WordPress microsites

Szymon Kasprzyk

In the past two years, digital and design teams in EMBL’s Communications group have been collaborating closely with the IT team in Heidelberg and the Web Development team at EBI to customise WordPress platform and to meet EMBL’s look, feel and requirements.




To affinity, and beyond!

Cian OLuanaigh

Here’s a pretentious piece of jargon for you: “Affinity sorting.” It means “Writing stuff on post-it notes, sticking them on the wall and then grouping similar ones together.” And it’s a hugely useful exercise for prioritising content on websites. Last week, Mark and I ran affinity…


Landing pages: Sprinting towards embl.org

Cian OLuanaigh

Recently we did a two-week sprint with Jon, Peter, Maged and Liang of the EBI web team. They helped us set up the technical infrastructure to prepare the first landing pages for the new embl.org. What are the landing pages again? Landing pages are the beginnings of the new EMBL website, embl.org.…


Web Retreat Number 3

Mark Boulton

Last week, the Digital team – together with a few people from Heidelberg IT – spent a couple of sunny days at EBI with our friends in Web Dev. The aim of this third retreat was to discuss and plan the EMBL.org roadmap and identify projects that would address three core areas: technical…


Faster scientific websites through reusability

Ken Hawkins

Growing an EMBL-EBI solution into a Visual Framework for the life sciences Building a website is easy. Building a good website is trickier. Building that good site quickly is hard. And if you want a beyond-hard challenge, also match your organisation’s look, feel and brand requirements.

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