Last week I attended the London Roadshow for Local Digital UK Gov (part of the MHCLG). These are my notes and thoughts on the day.
Last weekend I attended UK Gov Camp. It was a long day but so full of interesting things that I will be thinking about it and drawing on the energy from it for months to come. This was my 4th Gov Camp, and probably the one where I felt most comfortable. That’s all because of … Continue reading Attending UK Gov Camp 2019
In mid-September last year, we added a new search engine to the public website. Our existing search wasn’t very good. In fact, at times, it was downright awful. So this was a priority piece of work to get live to make sure that customers could find content quickly. We ended up adding a Cludo search … Continue reading A new search
A new year is always a time of reflection for me. Especially in that week between Christmas and the new year. Although I had that time off of work this year, that didn't stop me thinking about the year just gone. And when I got back to work this week, I was eager to look … Continue reading Reflecting back on 2018
It's been over 7 months since we last posted on here, announcing the launch of our website. No excuses, but it's just been one of those periods where there hasn't been the time to sit and reflect and blog. In brief, we've been moving from project to project, many of which were time sensitive and … Continue reading Reviewing the (statistical) situation
Our new website is now live! It’s been a journey of almost two years from initial workshops and planning, to finally building the site over the last few months. The past six months have borne the brunt of the work, hence the radio silence on the blog! We’ve put a lot of focus on redesigning … Continue reading New website launch
Last week we went out into key areas of the borough to ask members of the public what they thought of our initial website designs. We visited libraries, sports centres and shopping centres to find a range of people to talk to. We had flip charts with print outs and clipboards with questions; nothing hi-tech about … Continue reading Design testing