Digital Democracy development

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Posted by Democratise | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 23-11-2010

As well as furiously writing code for the Digital Democracy backend, in the past week or so we’ve been working on two new features: avatar generation and maps integration.

Avatars might seem like a pretty simple addition, but we hope they’ll let users express themselves a little bit more. Once the feature is coded in we’ll be able to add more options to the generation process at a later date.

More fundamental to the functionality of the site is the integration of a mapping service. This is something web users have come to expect of sites these days, but we’re hoping to go a stage further than most in its execution. After a brief debate we’re tentatively proceeding to test OS OpenSpace as the platform of choice and we’re quite excited about what we’ll soon be able to do with it… more details soon!

About us…

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Posted by Democratise | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 18-11-2010

We’ve just finalised our first bit of promotional matierial.  Have a look here for a quick summary of what we’re about.

Hello World!

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Posted by Democratise | Posted in Digital Democracy, web development | Posted on 16-11-2010

Democratise is into its third week in its new improved form  (3 full time members of staff are currently working hard on developing our first project, www.digitaldemocracy.org.uk ) and it’s about time we have a blog to keep you updated on our progress.

Digital Democracy was piloted to great success in Durham earlier this year and our plans to build on that success are well and truly underway.  Taking into account the feedback of its users, the site is being redeveloped from the ground up, letting us integrate a whole load of exciting new features and of course make it look even shinier.

Despite being hard at work building our new website, we’ll try to take the time here to write about what we’re planning, hopefully allowing those of you who are interested to give us some feedback on our ideas.

Check back soon for a preview of our new promo leaflet…