We have launched a beta version of our new website. The beta includes: homepage (with limited functionality) bins and recycling council tax news Please take a look and let us know what you think. What is a beta? A beta is a great way to test our new website. It’s like a demo – it … Continue reading Visit our beta!
We began this blog not quite 2 years ago – in April 2015, to be exact – though the project had been going prior to this. We took a look at some of the work we did in 2015 in our end of year roundup post. We've come a long way in 2016. Here’s a … Continue reading How the beta came to life
My first experience of creating structure and content for the new website was for the roads section. We had two workshops about this section. One was with Highway Network Management (which has several teams within it) and the other was with Highway Asset Management. For customers, these teams do one overall thing: look after roads. … Continue reading My way or the highway; creating new content for roads
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
Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day! The purpose of this day is to get people all around the world talking, thinking and learning about digital accessibility and users with different disabilities. Digital accessibility involves ensuring that people are not excluded from using and interacting with the web, regardless of ability and technology. We have worked … Continue reading Global Accessibility Awareness Day
Last month Public Service Digital published an article around the data that council digital teams share and how, this being 2016, we really ought to be making better use of the tools available for doing this. Further, the article raised the idea that perhaps there ought to be some form of standards around the publication of the … Continue reading Publishing website statistics
Last week Brighton published a great blog post about their homepage, and how really, Google is their homepage. This prompted me to take a look at our homepage to see how it performs in relation to the rest of our website. What we found out was pretty interesting stuff (if you like this kind of thing anyway!) Looking … Continue reading Home sweet home? – a look at homepage usage