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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

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

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

Could the EU cookie law be harming web accessibility?

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The EU’s Privacy and Communications Directive came into force last May, and was arguably so complex to implement that UK organisations were given a year to work out how to comply. As organisations start to implement their various solutions, I take a look at the potential accessibility and usability issues. Continue reading

5 radical approaches to Intranets

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We’re currently redeveloping our staff Intranet, and as part of this exercise I’ve been trying to radicalise my own thinking about what we want our Intranet to do – to … Continue reading

Better Connected 2010 – comparing the 4 star homepages

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As we’re currently considering designs for our organisation’s new website homepage, I thought it would be interesting to bring together all of the 11 local authority websites which were awarded … Continue reading

Better Connected 2010 and the changing web

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Hot on the heels of their (always hotly debated) annual report on the state of local government websites (Better Connected 2010), we were pleased to welcome SOCITM reviewer John Fox … Continue reading

Best approaches towards a mobile Intranet

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Jakob Neilsen has just announced his 10 best-designed Intranets for 2010, and as always it’s a goldmine of information and advice. I haven’t yet forked out for the full report, … Continue reading

Google Browser Size and thinking beyond the fold

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Yesterday, the Google Code Blog announced Google Browser Size. It’s a handy little tool which allows you to take a contour visualisation of common browser sizes and overlay it onto … Continue reading

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