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Thinking Mobile First

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Completing my trilogy of posts on how to improve the mobile web experience, here’s some advice for turning the whole thing on its head and thinking mobile first. Continue reading

What is a mobile web user anyway? Top 5 assumptions to avoid

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Assumptions about your website’s mobile web visitors could lead to potentially damaging decisions about what to offer (or not offer) on mobile devices. Here are my top 5 assumptions to avoid. Continue reading

Achieving the mobile web standard

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I recently attended Socitm’s “Learning from Better connected” event in London – a conference reporting on the key findings from the annual survey of all UK local authority websites – to present our findings in relation to using council websites on mobile devices. Continue reading

Confessions of a Better connected reviewer

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Last summer I joined the team responsible for conducting the annual Better connected survey of local gov websites, published today. Find out how I got on. Continue reading

Report from the return of Edinburgh’s Social Media Surgeries

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Monday 21 January saw the return of Edinburgh’s Social Media Surgeries. A few of us had been talking about bringing them back for some time, and I’m delighted to say that it was a huge success. Continue reading

Edinburgh Social Media Surgeries returning in January

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I’m pleased to announce that Edinburgh’s Social Media Surgeries are making a comeback on Monday 21 January, from 17:30 at McDonald Road Library. Continue reading

Gathering of Edinburgh Social Media Surgeons – Monday 10 December

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We’re relaunching Edinburgh Social Media Surgeries and are having a gathering of potential surgeons to come along and see what’s involved, on Monday 10 Dec. Continue reading

5 cookie consent plug-ins for WordPress

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A review of the accessibility and usability of some of the WordPress plug-ins that allow sites to gain consent for the use of cookies, in accordance with EU directives. Continue reading

Going public – a council blog case study

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My department has just gone live with a public blog, after running a successful internal blog for nearly a year. Find out the hows and whys. Continue reading

Find out where your Tweeps are

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There are loads of great online tools offering valuable insight into your Twitter audience. I take a look at the benefits of one such tool, TweepsMap, which allows you to find out where your followers are located in the world.
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