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Are you still using Windows 7?

Are you still using Windows 7?

Mainstream support for Windows 7 stopped four years ago, in January 2015. Since then users have continued to receive security updates and bug fixes, but no new features.

Security updates and bug fixes for Windows 7 will end on January 14th 2020 (just one year from now). After this time your computer will not be secure, yet around one-third of all personal computers are still running the near ten-year... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:00 by Admin Team

Tags: Tip, News

Are your digital skills up to scratch?

Are your digital skills up to scratch?

As more and more local councils make use of social media, we thought that it might be useful to consider what skills are required in your organisation to enable you to exploit these 'digital communication channels'. Twitter is increasingly being used by local councils with some also starting to use Facebook.

In our experience, there is still some scepticism surrounding use of social media within parish... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:00 by Admin Team

Tags: UKLC, UK Local Councils, Parish Councils, Town Councils, Tip, Social Media, Twitter, Facebook

Most modern websites make use of online forms, but how many of us test them to make sure that they are working?

Most modern websites make use of online forms, but how many of us test them to make sure that they are working?

Recently we were looking for a new firm of accountants so I did a Google search of accountants in our area. One looked particularly interesting so I completed an online form expressing interest in their services and waited for them to contact me. I waited and waited and waited... Several days after, I guessed that the form had not got through and rang them asking if they had received it - not a good... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:00 by Admin Team

Tags: Tip, UKLC, UK Local Councils, Websites for local councils

Talking documents!

Talking documents!

Did you know that the Adobe PDF reader is now able to read documents 'out loud'? Read Out Loud is a Text-to-Speech (TTS) tool that has been built into Adobe Reader since version 6.0.

Yet more reason to consider standardising on the PDF format for documents on your website. Try it, start Adobe Reader then open a PDF and Choose View > Read Out Loud

Posted: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:01 by Admin Team

Tags: Tip, PDF, Accessibility, Documents