Every 12 months or so I normally post something about updates to the website, and so as not to disappoint you here is this years update.
We have a lot of things planned for upgrading & improving over the next few months that we hope will allow for a better visitor experience as we roll them out. I’ll write more about these as we get ready to launch them.
The main updates on the site currently are, the way we handle audio and links to our new councillors.
We have made the decision to move our audio hosting over to SoundCloud, this gives us better workflow when it comes to uploading, it allows us to upload longer audio clips while taking the strain off our server and more importantly the clips are downloadable.
Now rather than having to sit in front of your PC to listen to the audio clips, you can download them and listen to them on your iPod/Phone/Pad or MP3 player of choice as and when you want.
To download the audio clips just click on the small arrow on the right hand side of the player.
We have changed the way that we provide links to our Councillors, previously there was a list of councillor links on the right of the page, this has been removed and will be replaced by contextual links.
Each time a Councillor is mentioned in an article a contextual link will be inserted that takes you to the Pits n Pots page for that councillor, on that page there is a feed of any articles they are tagged in and links to their Stoke-on-Trent City Council website page as well as any personal blogs they run or twitter feeds. A good example is Abi Brown. The contextual links will be rolling out over the next 36 – 48 hours, in the mean time you can find details of all our newly elected councillors by clicking on the Councillors link on the menu bar at the top of the page.
if you have a Kindle E-reader you can subscribe to Pits n Pots and have it delivered to your device every day. There is a link at the foot of the page or more permanently on the side bar to the right.
If you have any ideas or features that you would like to see us add to the site, leave a comment below and we will look at them to see what is achievable also if you have any problems with the site let us know.