Monday 2 December 2013

New Force website update

I hope later this month and early January to go out and do some useability testing, not the easiest time of  year to do this, as many of you will have the festive season on your mind and the thought of testing a Police Force website well, just doesn't compare with rushing around those shop looking for 'Doctor Who' socks to give to Auntie Mural, but needs must!

All sections of the new site are built and has some content. The News and the Contact sections have also been rejigged hopefully for the better.

If anyone would like to design some icons for the 'Ask the Police', 'Report online,' 'Victim Support,' 'Traffic News' (icons for the site Homepage top left) and the Support & Advice homepage links Help topics that would be super cool. (Cheeky I know, but if you don't ask...)

The Youth site needs some work on it still but in essence its there. At the moment we have decided to ask some university students if they would like to redesign and possibly code jnrspace (and then we will add it to the Force's Umbraco site, creating a separate template and style sheet for it), but for yrspace we thought we could link to the super Fearless site and just have a couple of pages 'using the fabulous yrspace artwork' to add some Devon and Cornwall Police specific content.

We are also adding a new age group 5-7 which again we will link to an external site the 'Think U Know Hector's World' and add a couple of pages for our Force specific content and in particular some of our colouring sheets.

The Youth section will also have some content for parents, and professionals who work with young people and this area will also be the home of the Police Cadets.

The Parent section I am quite keen to grow, so if you have any parenting stories that you wish to share, or know of any good sites we could link to please leave a comment.

I really like the Parent Channel, because it gives reasoned advice and shows lots of videos of real people talking about their experience.

As I said nearly there on the design side of things so please let me know what you think.

Speak soon


  1. Your doing a great job here Karen, If we have some design icons for you to view where should we send them?

    1. Hi, thank you. The feedback was interesting and so am working on some more updates. Any icons or suggestions for improvement can be sent to


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