Author Archives: François

We’re going on a cookie hunt

Cookie MonsterWhilst undertaking a cookie audit of our website, a requirement of the new EU Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive, I was reminded of one of my kids favourite stories. Half way through We’re going on a bear hunt the family “stumble, trip, stumble, trip, stumble, trip” through a dark, deep forrest. Now that’s exactly how I felt whilst trying to log and identify each of the cookies on our website. I trialled a number of tools and processes so I thought it would be useful to share the the approach I ended up settling on.

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Why create a sitemap when planning a new website

Sitemap thumbnailIf you are commissioning a new website or undertaking a redesign then you should include a sitemap in your brief. Doing so provides a valuable reference point that immediately helps external providers understand the scope of your requirements. You should see your preliminary sitemap as a working draft. As it is highly likely that your sitemap will be altered and refined throughout the research, design and development process.

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