Plan to maintain your website

Notes on OKF website redesign

I went for a job interview over a year ago now. Actually it was an informal coffee chat about an opportunity but I like the informal and think there should be more of them. They’d found me on LinkedIn and been proactive about seeking new talent which I liked. Otherwise LinkedIn hasn’t really worked that […]

Digital content roundup – November 2013

Rounding up

I want to share some useful and interesting reading I’ve come across this month. Note, some of the links are from further back but still relevant. There’s a strong content strategy theme here. Repurposing content It takes a lot of effort to create great content so try to repurpose the content you do create. This […]

Animated gifs – yay or nay?

arty animated gif

If you had asked me 15 years ago if using animated gifs was a good idea I would have said an emphatic NO! If you weren’t using the web that long ago, here’s a reminder of how they looked back then. Remember the ‘Under construction’, and the famous dancing baby? Best forgotten. They were pretty […]

Are you responsive?

responsive web design for content is

It’s no secret that mobile devices like phones and tablets are used a lot more to view websites and to do tasks like shopping and banking. At a recent comedy event, Catch of the Day co-founder Leibovich saw some strangers in front of him use the Catch of the Day app on their phones. I’m […]

My favourite tools to consume digital content

Mr. Potato Head Has His Nose in a Book

When I was a kid eating breakfast I used to read the writing on cereal packets. That’s after I’d taken out the little toy at the bottom of the packet. We’d go on family holidays and I always had my ‘nose stuck in a book’ according to my parents. I’d read anything. Nothing’s changed except […]

Updating a website – where to start


A colleague emailed me recently saying that she was overwhelmed with her task of updating their website. However, she kind of knew what she wanted and realised that what they currently have has become out of control and unfriendly to their users. She’d started by making a plan on paper but was a bit stuck. […]

Tone of voice guideline examples


I’m working tone of voice guidelines as part of my job at the moment. I’d never written or used these before but now that I am I realise I’ve used tone of voice instinctively nonetheless. Because the term it was fairly new to me I did a load of research on what tone of voice […]