In May 2015, Google announced that “more Google searches take place on mobile devices than on computers in 10 countries including the US and Japan.”
In November 2015, the first time in our website’s 15 year history mobile use has overtaken desktop use on.
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It has been a year now since we first launched the Avon and Somerset police website on 1st February 2015.
In this post I want to reflect on how far we have come.
It seems to have passed quickly but I am still very proud of what we have achieved.
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SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a security protocol. It establishes an encrypted link between a server and a client—typically a web server (website) and a browser; or a mail server and a mail client (e.g., Outlook).
Using SSL allows personal sensitive information to be transmitted securely.
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Continuous Delivery helps a large organization like a Police Force become as lean, agile and innovative as a start-up.
Continuous Delivery is a methodology supporting software development that is adaptable, and guided by user feedback, changes to business strategy or technological advances.
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So we’re currently deep into the phase of development which centres on officers publishing local content themselves.
Historically we have managed publishing content on the website centrally. A request for content would involve filling in a form on the staff intranet, for the publishing team to process.
This was slow and often put people off.
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As Google say “Fast is better than slow” and they’re right.
We developed the Avon and Somerset Constabulary website using Scrum and in our ‘definition of done’ we had several points covering site performance.
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