Posted on 3 December 2012 by Lore Gubb
In the last week of November I moved teams in DCC, from the central Business Support Team to the Web and Digital Communications Team – an obvious move! The move was the result of a restructure and my job had changed, although a large part of my role involved web publishing and eCommunications.
I previously supported a number of P.A’s with administrative support and acted as the contact for tasks such as stationery requests, paying invoices, support to the MFD’s (multi-functional devices) and provided cover for post, rail/car hire and hotel bookings, I was also a cardinus administrator (our health and safety system) and the contact for the schools emergency phone numbers during half term.… Read the rest
Posted on 30 November 2012 by Patrick Jones
The flood waters have subsided and the building of the Web Team Ark has been put on hold for the time being at least so here’s another jam packed installment of our fortnightly updates Continue reading
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Posted on 14 November 2012 by Matt Down
This post could be seen as a part 1 or part 2 in a series as my colleague Sam Freeman will also be writing a post about wordpress, but more about the background as to why we chose it as a team. This post focuses on the corporate CMS opportunity of wordpress and to dispel a few myths that it is simply a blogging platform.
As a team, we’d all agreed that WordPress was the sensible platform to go with. We had enough HTML / CSS skills in the team to create templates and themes as well as PHP / MySQL skills in order to tweak and create bespoke functionality.… Read the rest
Posted on 14 November 2012 by Sam
For the past couple of years we have been making regular use of Wordpress as a Content Management System. Several people have asked how we decided to use Wordpress and what were the reasons for choosing it over the many other alternatives out there. Here I try to explain the origins of our use of WordPress and why we continue to use it. Continue reading
Posted on 13 November 2012 by Tim Barrett
Email is an interesting channel and is often widely promoted as a choice of communications. On council websites you will see a variety of approaches which essentially trigger emails – individual emails, team emails, forms etc.
As we work on redeveloping the councils website we have started to think more and more about how we manage email on our site and how we make it accessible and usable across all size browsers.
One of the current challenges is that the mailto: attribute doesn’t work if someone uses a web based mail client such as gmail, yahoo mail, hotmail etc and would essentially have to copy and paste the email address into the “to” box.… Read the rest