Monthly Archives: October 2011

Bridge to 10k

Now that I’ve completed the C25K running program, I am looking to run further as well as increase my pace a little. “Bridge to 10 k” (B210k for short) appears to be the acronym to use, but the various implementations I’ve come across are too complicated for my little mind. I don’t currently have an […]

Anatomy of one of my jogs

Since I’ve started jogging and manage longer distances and time I’ve noticed a common pattern that I thought I would write down here and see it changes with time. It roughly goes like this: The start. I have no problem actually starting. I start at the same place on my course every time and when […]

Completed Couch To 5K

9 weeks ago I started on the Couch To 5K (C25K) running program. Today I completed it. C25K is a really good program to start running if you’ve not done so for many years, ie since school. It starts you off very gently with 60 second runs followed by 90 seconds walking. There are 3 […]

Websites and browser compatibility

About six months ago Mozilla altered it’s Firefox release schedule to aim for one release every other month or so. So whilst the time span from Firefox 3 to Firefox 4 was around three years, that from version 4 to 7 was just six months.  With version 10 scheduled for early 2012. This seems to […]

The National Elf Service

The National Elf Service is a network of health related WordPress blogs setup and managed by Minervation. So far there four blogs as part of the network: Mental Elf Dental Elf Diabetes Elf Learning Disabilities Elf The idea is to provide evidence updates on a number of health topics in a straightforward and usable manner. […]

Vitamin D Council

The Vitamin D Council is a US charity promoting the health benefits of Vitamin D as well as the consequences of being Vitamin D deficient. It is Minervation’s highest traffic website and required the development of a caching system to ensure it could be hosted efficiently. It also makes extensive use of the news section, […]


In June 2011 Minervation launched a new website for Oxford University Business Economics Programme (OUBEP). This is another reasonably simply brochure, making good use the image manager functionality. Later in the year a private blog for alumni of the programme was added to the site. Launch date: June 2011 Links OUBEP OUBEP Blog


Another cancer site created by Minervation, this time for the Thames Valley Cancer Network. The site is for health professionals, non-clinical staff, users and carers within the Thames Valley.  It provides find information about the Network groups with restricted access to parts of the site for members of these groups. In spring 2011 Minervation revamped […]


IDRAS stands for “Improving Dispute Resolution Advisory Service” and it’s aim is to resolve disputes between academics and students and the institutions they work for. Minervation started work on this site in 2010 and it is the first site by Minervation to use the WordPress application for the blog part of the website. The rest […]


Minervation took over the hosting of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) website in early 2010. We didn’t actually do the design, the task was mainly to re-implement the site using our CMS.  Although we did do some design and content work, especially on the homepage. The site is a fairly standard, if quite large, […]