Tag Archives: democracy

Making use of open data

We were very pleased, a couple of weeks ago, to discover that some of our open data has been put to good use – Jim Patterson, a developer who’s just moved to Devon, put together the Devon Spends website as a project to summarise and display the ‘Spend over £500’ data that we release every month.

We caught up with Jim this week and asked him a few questions; here’s what we talked about.

Firstly, the big question; what brought you to Devon?

The beaches!  There’s a distinct lack of them in the East Midlands.  In truth, much of my extended family have moved down over the past couple of years; I thought I’d follow their lead.  … Read the rest

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WordPress – Custom post types and taxonomies

We have just completed a project which redesigned the democracy pages on our website – it is only a version 1 as some of the ideas we wished to implement weren’t manageable in the timescale.

Also with Elections just around the corner we felt it was better to work with a new administration on some of the changes. Like the rest of our public website content will be, the democracy pages have been developed in WordPress.

The previous councillor profile pages were a hybrid of database and manageable content which made it awkward to edit so we made a decision to move the whole lot into wordpress as custom post types and a set of taxonomies.… Read the rest

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The Last Two Weeks

With deadlines looming a lot of focus is now falling on our 3 'centre' projects which I've discussed in many of my previous blog posts. The most prominent of these is 'Democracy in Devon'. Posted in Digital | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2013 – The Story So Far

Just like last pay day, if has been a long old time since our last post (last year in fact :) ), but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy. 2013 has proved already proved to be interesting and we have lots of projects ahead of us. Posted in Digital | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment