Tag Archives: content review

There’s no place like home?

As mentioned in my previous post, we recently implemented a new home page. It was a really big improvement on what we had and has proved very popular. The thing is, do we still need to worry so much about our homepage?

Since starting here at DCC I’ve always thought that the content on our homepage has been considered as really important. Unfortunately, the emphasis was very often placed on making sure there was a feature about a campaign which needed to be promoted or a story about how well the council has been doing at something. It was a case of “get it on the homepage” without any real thought being given to whether or not it had any right to be there.… Read the rest

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It’s a marathon not a sprint

In the year of the London Olympics I felt it only appropriate that I begin my blog with an athletics based cliché. The marathon I refer to though is not one that involves donning a pair of unnecessarily short shorts, running/walking/crawling for 26 miles, developing enormous blisters and producing gallons of sweat. Hopefully there will be no blood or tears either, although I can make no guarantees on that.

No, the marathon I’m referring to is far more challenging. A content review of the Devon County Council website. I think it’s probably fair to say that for sometime we as an organisation have been guilty of content creation and subsequent abandonment.… Read the rest

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