These notes have been a bit less daily of late.
I’m chatting to a couple of smaller councils at the moment who are looking to significantly refresh their websites. It struck me that there really ought to a be a go-to playbook on the steps to go through, to avoid utterly pointless wheel reinvention. Of course, there isn’t one, so I am recruiting people to help me put it together. Do please join in!
As an aside, it’s quite interesting using Trello as a means of doing pretty much everything in a collaborative project, including using specific cards as discussion threads, and so on. It’s a remarkably flexible tool, really good at almost everything (except managing projects, ho ho!)
I newslettered yesterday, mostly about the concept of ‘legacy’ in local government tech and what to do about it.
“Focusing on just outcomes leads to whacky tech decisions” – more along the ‘it’s not not about the technology’ lines.
I quite like this distinction: “Federation vs Small Pieces Loosely Joined”
Lots of stuff coming out about how Chrome is increasingly unethical as a browser, what with its data collecting and whatnot. Mark, amongst others, is using Firefox, which as a suggestion feels delightfully old school to me. Handily, Mozilla have just published a guide to switching from one to the other.