Pageflakes screencast

Quite a few people were interested in how the pageflake for the barcampukgovweb was set up, so I have prepared a screencast demonstrating the process. You can view the flash movie here.

This file is quite big (c19mb) and I am trying to get it onto YouTube in a reasonable format. If anyone has any tips on the best way to display this sort of thing, do let me know. I have played the flash movie in FireFox, though, and it is reasonably quick.

Hope it’s useful!

barcampUKGovWeb hotting up

Jeremy Gould has been hard at work getting the barcamp for UK Government web types sorted out. We’ve got a venue – the Google offices in London. Cool. All the details are on the wiki and Jeremy’s blog.

The Google Group mailing list has also seen quite a lot of action. One thread I started was on bringing together the conversation. In other words, people are going to be blogging, tweeting, adding photos to Flickr and videos to YouTube before, during and after the event, and it would be good to have one place where they are all brought together. It would also be really useful for people who can’t attend, but would like to interact from their desks, say.

I was going to cobble a quick web page together using MagpieRSS to parse the various feeds. I then had a rethink and realised it would be so much easier to use a public start page. For no reason other than it was the first one I thought of, I chose PageFlakes. And it did the job perfectly.


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