Tim Davies has written a post about the kind of obstacles that get in the way of organisations in promoting interactivity. He has then spun it out into a Wiki. It’s quite a brilliant idea of Tim’s and I’ve written about it here on the Local Democracy blog. My shorter version of a long post […]
I meant to post this ‘20 signs you don’t want a social media project’ post when it appeared before Christmas, but for some reason I didn’t. It’s a response to Jeffrey Zeldman’s ‘20 signs you don’t want that web design project‘ post – one that it a great deal more familliar. I can vouch for […]
For a useful introduction to how assistive technology supports web-browsing for people with different ability sets, have a look at the new Ability Net ‘Easy’ website.
Though there are lots of ways to make a document available for commenting online, I’ve still not seen anything as effective as the use of a slightly hacked blog in allowing the public to get into the detail of a document. A few years ago, the Power Enquiry made it’s findings available in this way. […]
… and why public sector procurement drives down quality Economists have a term for the way that quality is driven out of markets where purchasers don’t have a way of measuring quality. It’s called ‘the market for lemons’ Take web-accessibility for instance: Every governmental body needs to have it. Very few know what it really […]
I’ve just written a post over on the Local Democracy blog about how web-accessibility can help you to get a job done properly if you are commissioning work from web-developers.
Over the next few days, I’m going to be looking at the possibilities that Google Apps provide in creating a ready-make extranet-cum-email system for large-ish voluntary membership organisations. I think that there are real possibilities in using the applications in the Google package creatively to ramp up the quantity of interactivity within activists of such […]
It’s easy to get sidetracked by all of the whizzy interactivity of social media, but many organisations still need a good website that provides them with a powerful organisational communications tool. I’ve worked on well over 100 major website projects and I’ve seen all of the possibilities happen. Projects that failed because the wrong CMS […]
I spoke at a TUC seminar last night. There were a few other really good speakers including one of my favourite political bloggers, Tom P, and high-traffic campaigner Richard Murphy , Nigel Stanley – TUC head of comms and manager of the ToUChstone blog. Here are my speaking notes. John Gray wrote about it on […]
I was at a TUC seminar on social media last night, doing a short talk alongside a couple of very good bloggers. I’ll post notes on what I said later, but – as a prelude, I thought I’d put up a short post about something that preoccupied me for a number of years while working […]