Blog: studio news, work and insights

  • Guidance repositories weeknotes: Week 4

    A roller coaster of a week, including charity stakeholder interviews, collaborative wireframing and prototyping, culminating in 7 user testing sessions on Thursday to test an early prototype and gather valuable feedback.

  • Guidance repositories Weeknotes: Week 3

    Agile Collective are working alongside CAST / Catalyst on the alpha phase of a reusable service platform for publishing guidance to professionals. This week has seen a flurry of activity as we pushed forward on two fronts: interviews with charities and the ramping up of our design process.

  • Guidance repositories Weeknotes: Week 1

    Agile Collective are working alongside CAST / Catalyst on the alpha phase of a reusable service platform for publishing guidance to professionals. As part of the project-wide commitment to open working and transparency we’ll be publishing weeknotes telling you what we’ve been up to.

  • Integrating Salesforce with Drupal

    We're agnostic about the CRMs and other systems and services that our clients use, but we've seen a steady uptick in requirements for Salesforce integration from our clients and others like them in recent years, so thought it might be helpful to share some of our experience.

  • LocalGov Drupal - Sprint 4 notes

    Agile Collective is working with developers and managers at Croydon Council, Brighton & Hove City Council and a growing number of other councils to refactor existing Drupal 8 code and configuration into a more generic Drupal Distribution for UK councils, aptly named LocalGov Drupal. In the spirit of the Local Digital Declaration we are working in the open and publishing our sprint notes as we go. We've just finished sprint 3.

  • LocalGov Drupal - Sprint 3 notes

    Agile Collective is working with developers and managers from Croydon Council, Brighton & Hove City Council and other councils to refactor existing Drupal 8 code and configuration into a more generic Drupal Distribution for councils, aptly named LocalGov Drupal. In the spirit of the Local Digital Declaration we are working in the open and publishing our sprint notes as we go. 

  • LocalGov Drupal - Sprint 2 notes

    LocalGov Drupal is a new open source Drupal distribution that we are working on with Croydon and Brighton & Hove Councils. We're 2 sprints in, gathering pace and sharing our notes here. 

  • Sharing Drupal code between UK Councils

    Most UK Councils have very similar requirements for website publishing systems, so we are delighted to be involved in active and open collaboration between councils to share code and knowledge towards a shared Drupal publishing platform.

  • Our review of 2019

    2020 used to feel like the future, right? Robots doing all the work while we kick back and relax, world peace, jetpacks, oh hang on…

  • Attending dotCSS and dotJS conferences 2019

    In December 2019 I attended the DotCSS and DotJS conferences in Paris. Here are some quick notes and opinions on the conference for people who might be interested in attending future events.

  • Writing Accessible Content: Part 1

    Part 1 of a series covering accessibility from a content writer's perspective. Part 1 focuses on understanding how people access the web, readability, headings and links.