In an earlier blog (http://computingnorthampton.blogspot.com/2011/04/website-sustainability.html) a JISC funded project was describe which uses google sites to capture and include some aspects of the East Midlands Development Agency (emda) Innovation portal, which itself will no longer exist, due to the abolishment of Regional Development Agencies.
Where is the project at the moment?
The website under-development is currently completely separate from the www.emkn.org site and is hosted on a Google sites site with connections to a Dropbox site (used as at temporary measure)
Main page: sites.google.com/site/emknorg/home
Three examples of other pages are shown below:
Example 1: Networking and Good Practice : sites.google.com/site/emknorg/services/networking-good-practise
Example 2: Technological Services: sites.google.com/site/emknorg/services/technological-services
Example 3: Enterprise Development: sites.google.com/site/emknorg/services/enterprise-development
The flash based Tube image has been converted into a more search engine friendly image map and HTML links and ALT tag describing the link aiding accessibility.
Content is being migrated from the dropbox to Google Sites
Google analytics has been added to the site both Google sites and Dropbox to capture that information. Analytics is also add to this blog.
The site is out for consultation, co-ordinated by EMUA, with stakeholders on the way it looks, features needed. Further separate consultation via an on-line survey is expected before the end of June 2011.
Please feel free to follow the links.