Personal blogging by Steph Gray, former digital agency founder and erstwhile bureaucrat


Introducing Commentariat & the POI Taskforce Report

February 1, 2009

I’ve written before about the perennial problem of publishing documents online for comment. The solutions either seem to be clunky, laborious to setup or use, or problematically inaccessible to users without Javascript. The problem remains, but there’s an extra option now, in the shape of Commentariat, a customised WordPress theme we’ve developed at DIUS and…

New Opportunities

January 13, 2009

The challenge for ‘government 2.0 sites’ (a phrase I feel slightly dirty for using) which aim to engage beyond the core stakeholder audience, is to come up with an experience which fits with the content of the policy, builds credibility with visitors and provides value to the policymaking process. You can have all the comments,…

2009: The year of Less

January 2, 2009

I’m not going to store up humiliation for myself by posting predictions or New Year’s resolutions for ’09, but from where I’m sitting, I’d say the big theme will be Less. And I’m not being entirely pessimistic. It goes more or less without saying that we’ll all be working smarter and leaner, assuming fewer staff,…