Not dead

No, I'm not dead. Nearly two months between posts is a new record for me though, so you're forgiven if you wondered how I met my demise.

It's been a busy time lately, this is some of what I've been up to:

One of the things I haven't been doing is keeping up to date with the blogs I used to read regularly - it's amazing how isolated that has made me feel at times. So I've pruned by Bloglines to under 50 feeds and set aside 10 minutes every morning to check out what's happening in the world.

Now the business is running smoothly and all the tedious but important admin stuff is taking less time I hope to post more often (well, at least more often than every 2 months).

To kick off I've got a series of posts about forms lined up, inspired by my experience on the South African Airlines website...


Glad you're not dead ol' chap.

What's so frisky about tagish? (I'm always in the market for some hot CMS action.)

Posted by: bruce at December 12, 2007 4:30 PM

A few things: it was a really good fit for the specific needs of the site; the company has a "can do" attitude and was very open to adjust to the way the client wanted to work; the output from the system is high quality (it uses XStandard for its editor); the price was right.

One thing that was clear to me from the tender process is that the CMS market is maturing, and there are different products with different strengths that meet different needs. In this case London Councils had a clear vision of where they wanted to go with their site and Tagish was the best fit. Had that vision been slightly different there's a strong possibility one of the other systems would have been selected.

Posted by: Dan at December 13, 2007 11:44 PM

Glad you've not shuffled of this mortal coil Dan and are doing well :-)

I must admit though, although we always say nice things about organizations we deal with, from my experience: "...had a clear vision of where they wanted to go..." might be a bit strong.

Posted by: Richard Conyard at December 14, 2007 9:06 AM

Thanks for the update Dan... I'll bet since you left the council you've hardly had a chance to stop and catch your breathe? No regrets :-P ?

Posted by: Blair Millen at December 14, 2007 12:15 PM

Ha, no regrets Blair, it's all good. :-) Looking forward to a week off over Xmas though...

Posted by: Dan at December 20, 2007 9:33 PM

So you're now one of the undead? Spooky :)

Posted by: Mike Cherim at February 16, 2008 3:47 PM

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