As usual we want to give a big thank you to everyone who helped with testing the new pages for purchasing. There were some tricky tasks for this lot of testing, but we are really pleased with the results and grateful for all the useful feedback we received. Your support makes a real difference to […]
If I started to write elaborately, or like someone introducing or presenting something, I found that I could cut that scrollwork or ornament out and throw it away and start with the first true simple declarative sentence I had written. Ernest Hemingway I recently joined the web team and have been working on some sites […]
Between the 11 and 15 April we undertook testing for the new Valuing Performance (VP) site with 20 members of staff from across the council. We have been working on the site for the past couple of months with the aim of making the VP process easier to follow and helping people answer some of […]
We were looking for a great way to display related content that may be too long or large to be comfortably fitted onto a devices screen. We wanted this content to either be scrolled via a mouse or simply swiped into view should the user be on a touchscreen / mobile device.
If you happened to take a look at my recent post on card testing you will already be vaguely aware that we are working really hard on some changes to the HR information for staff. This is part of a big programme of work to try and help you do the things you need to […]
We’re starting to get pretty good at testing sites with users and service experts before they go live. We work closely with the contact centre, rope in staff from the services, and have even been known to assail passing strangers to ask them if they can work out how to report a drop kerb. The […]
The tag line for Up Front 2015 (Manchester) was simply: A front-end conference for anyone who makes for the web. Education is a continual process so, as part of my professional development, this looked like the ideal place to find out who else does “stuff”, why they do it, how they do it and can […]
As part of a review of the Mobile Libraries web site, we wanted to ensure that the users of the service were receiving the right information in the best format available from the site: http://www3.hants.gov.uk/library/library-servicesforyou/mobile-libraries.htm As we have no immediate experience of what other men feel, we can form no idea of the manner in […]