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


24tips: share code snippets

December 16, 2010

16 Dec: even if you’re not a professional developer, chances are you need to share snippets of code now and again – maybe emailing a colleague that Google Analytics tracking code snippet, or the template for a special CMS page, or maybe a how-to article on your intranet for content managers. But the tools on…

24tips: the pre-launch website checklist

December 15, 2010

15 Dec: There’s more to putting a new website live than just having the (internal) client’s approval that the design looks nice. There’s remembering to make sure it looks OK in different browsers, checking you’ve added the website analytics tracking code, and emptying out the embarrassing test content, for starters. For the last few years,…

Which constituency is that in?

February 6, 2009

I’m learning that old skool stakeholder engagement involves a lot of spreadsheets. We needed to work out which UK Parliamentary constituencies some organisations were in, to identify who needed to be contacted about an issue.¬† 400 organisations, in fact. [UPDATE 2023 – The issue in question] Could have been a boring day’s work for someone,…