Our latest Directory refresh goes live!

This week, Islington Council went live with their brand-new multi-channel directory website. Built on our latest wireframe, the website’s unique design is a great example of how their strong brand, fyi, brings together multiple channels of information, advice, and guidance for a clear and cohesive user journey. Check it out here: https://findyour.islington.gov.uk

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Directory platform maintenance

Dear valued customer To conclude our current Directory platform maintenance programme, a final hardware upgrade is required to ensure the ongoing performance and resilience of our hosting environments. We have scheduled this upgrade to take place on Thursday, April 28th 2022, starting at 12pm. During the upgrades, there may be disruption to your services. This… Continue reading Directory platform maintenance

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Programmatic SPAM

We have received reports from some of our customers that their Directory websites have been the targets of programmatic SPAM. As per our development roadmap, we are actively developing a new Google reCAPTCHA solution to actively prevent this from happening. Please be assured that our Development Team continue to look at this as their top… Continue reading Programmatic SPAM

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Social Media Management

When we start Directory refresh projects, we always ask: “do you actively maintain social media channels associated with this site?” We recently met with the Trafford Directory team who, it turns out, have a very active and well established process around social media. “For our FIS & SENDIASS social media channels, we tend to steer… Continue reading Social Media Management

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Accessible alt text for images

Adding alternative text (usually referred to as alt text) for images is one of the first principles of web accessibility, but it is also one of the most difficult to properly implement. Alt text serves several functions: It is read aloud by screen readers in place of images allowing the content and function of the… Continue reading Accessible alt text for images

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Adding videos to your pages

Hosting online videos is a tricky and expensive process. Videos are resource hogs. Their files are very large compared to a page of text, and bandwidth requirements are also bigger. If a video is popular, it can grind the performance of your entire website to a halt. For this reason, we have always advised hosting… Continue reading Adding videos to your pages

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