Own your data / your responsibility
- publishing to the public domain
- ownership and data protection
- third party services and legal agreements
TOS of popular services
More about the GDPR
Growing Up Digital © Children’s Commissioner 2017
- split the project up into phases
- be as specific or as general as you like - but make sure to divide the work logically
- plan for writes and re-writes
- schedule in time for optimisation and testing
- check your progress against your plan to stay on track and meet your deadline!
example of project plan
NOTE: which tool you use for your planning is up to you, the tool is unimportant compared to the planning itself. Pen and paper, calendars or spreadsheets - whatever works best for you :)
ideal stage of project work
At this point you will have made a start on the content of your website - ideally having completed the following:
- research completed
- draft content written
- information architecture in place
- site plan completed
Review your progress and plan out the remaining work to manage the time and work.
Using Google Sheets
- Open Google Sheets
- top menu: File -> New -> From template
- Select template
- Edit and save to your Google Drive
focus on content first, site plan next - then design.
check licenses for sourced media, include references/links.
focus on people and their different needs and preferences.
get feedback and do testing with different apps/devices.
optimise for speed
edit all media for highest quality and lowest file weight.
add alternative text on upload.
REMINDER: WordPress - pages vs posts
- carefully plan your IA before naming your categories
- consider your phrasing and tone/language
- check on the slug and ensure clear wording
- don’t fragment your content but look for clear organisation and labelling
- make use of tags if beneficial to user journey
(do not use without good reason!)
- don't rush! Try & test. Check license.
- explore options, read reviews - ask questions
- check for fallbacks: activate + test with JS disabled
- check on customisation options for your purposes
- consider all published content and all connected setups
- backup regularly & store safely
- check backups & know your restore procedure
- include third party services in your backup process
The details of this page have to include the specifics of how you collect data (via forms, for example) and which cookies are set. You can find out about which cookies your setup is using by using the inspector tool, or by using a plugin for the cookie consent popup which will find these details for you (see the following tutorial for more).
publish & link
NOTE: this a super-quick fly-by demo with no audio; it is intended to be paused as needed (hit SPACE bar or use controls).
setting up the cookie consent via plugin
- setup up cookie notice
install and activate the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin (by WebToffee) and configure settings; ensure the policy link is set to go to your new policy page.
- review policy text (ongoing)
when in use, cookies will need to be listed on your website - make sure to update your policy pages accordingly. The GDPR Cookie Consent plugin will aim to find any cookie info for you - check the settings and text examples to refine your site's legal text.
- add footnotes to your policy text
install and activate the Easy Footnotes plugin (by Jason Yingling) and configure settings; review the text of your new policy page and use the shortcodes to explain technical terms and link to appropriate references.
To comply with UK law, any site using cookies is required to get consent from the site visitor, both to set cookies and to collect data. This is now part of the legal requirement and should be in place on yours as well. For more detailed information about this law and how it affects websites, please read the article GDRP - our approach.