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Your thoughts wanted on the Legislative Assembly website

By 19 March 2012 16

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The team working on a refresh of the Legislative Assembly website are asking for feedback and have specifically asked for the insights of our sagacious readership.

They’ve got a survey to fill in but will also be reading the comments here.

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16 Responses to Your thoughts wanted on the Legislative Assembly website
#1
johnboy11:11 am, 19 Mar 12

I’m sure whatever comes out of the redesign will be appropriately modish.

But as an information consumer I’d settle for an RSS feed which lights up for every new or changed page on the site.

And if we’re wishlisting, an embeddable feed of proceedings.

#2
Mysteryman11:56 am, 19 Mar 12

I can honestly say that I’ve never visited that website until right now.

#3
poetix12:06 pm, 19 Mar 12

I can honestly say I’m not going to visit the website. Someone else can do the dirty work for me, and I’ll read it here.

#4
Ben_Dover1:50 pm, 19 Mar 12

Your thoughts wanted on the Legislative Assembly website.

I bet mine aren’t!

#5
GardeningGirl3:22 pm, 19 Mar 12

Is this we care about what you want or just another example of we care about looking like we care about what you want?

#6
johnboy3:23 pm, 19 Mar 12

My sense is they’re interested in hearing what you want.

Whether they can deliver that within the budget is another question.

#7
damien haas3:43 pm, 19 Mar 12

Steam the assembly live.

Update daily the visitors book for Government ministers.

#8
damien haas3:43 pm, 19 Mar 12

I meant ‘stream’ but then again…

#9
c_c3:46 pm, 19 Mar 12

damien haas said :

Steam the assembly live.

They already do. Big link at the top, middle of the home page.

#10
p15:25 pm, 19 Mar 12

c_c said :

damien haas said :

Steam the assembly live.

They already do. Big link at the top, middle of the home page.

I don’t really want to see the LA in a sauna.

#11
poetix5:49 pm, 19 Mar 12

damien haas said :

Steam the assembly live.

I’m sure they believe it’s already a pressure cooker environment.

#12
Innovation6:34 pm, 19 Mar 12

I would like to give JB proxy to vote on my behalf. I rarely, if ever visit that site and, perhaps naively, rely on RA to tell me what is going on.

As for Gardening Girl at #5, I have to agree somewhat. There seem to be a lot of consultations floating around at the moment. Proposals or options in some seem to be a fete accompli or (despite being relevant) ignored in others.

#13
I-filed7:08 pm, 19 Mar 12

You would think they would clean up the 39 disabled accessibility issues with the site before they asked for feedback!

#14
Primal12:07 am, 20 Mar 12

“legassembly”? Sounds like an Ikea organ donation racket!

Seriously, were I to be inclined to go to the site for any reason, the current menu probably covers most of the more likely topics. The site just feels/looks dated…much as I am a fan of KISS in web design.

It also currently uses a lot of teeny tiny text for no good reason.

#15
Splendiferous12:27 am, 23 Mar 12

I-filed said :

You would think they would clean up the 39 disabled accessibility issues with the site before they asked for feedback!

I think they probably are given http://www.finance.gov.au/publications/wcag-2-implementation/index.html. Maybe they’re looking for a site design to help with this.

#16
housebound9:21 am, 23 Mar 12

Thoughts – It’s hard to find your way around, the javascript on the transcripts of hearings is really annoying, and the whole thing is obviously designed by someone who understands computers better than people.

Some basic usability testing would make some of the problems obvious.

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