April 24th, 2013
Just to let you know about a new way of accessing ward maps via Flocktogether’s API site.
Enter your postcode or the name of a ward and it will let you link through to a zoomable, copyable map.
Click on the link in the top left to get an extra large version. Use the selection box at the top left of the map to get a format suitable for printing.
January 6th, 2013
The federal party has some campaign days coming up.
You can read more details on the ALDC website here.
If you want to see which events have been added to Flock Together on the first campaign day on February 9th, you can find the details at http://www.flocktogether.org.uk/campaignday/2013/02/09/
October 7th, 2012
A bit thank you to Lib Dem Voice for showing the latest Flock Together events on their blog.
And a big thank you to Ryan Cullen for making it possible.
It’s the first use of the new JSON feed I referred to in the last blog post.
September 19th, 2012
Following a request, I’ve made the data in FlockTogether for upcoming events and by-elections available in json format.
You can access it at http://www.flocktogether.org.uk/showJson.php
No exciting tags or switches currently. Let me know if there’s any particular information you’d like.
June 21st, 2012
Somewhat out of the blue, there’s been a sudden rush on Liberal Drinks beermats!
It appears that no self-respecting liberal drinking session can do without them.
The Royal Mail has hiked up prices somewhat, so I’ve had to adjust pricing a bit.
They’re now 95p for 4 beermats (a small price cut), but postage and packing has had to go up to 95p (although this stays the same no matter how many beermats you buy)!
The best way to buy them is currently online via PayPal at http://bit.ly/LibDrinksBeermats!
October 12th, 2011
One of the reasons for setting up Flock Together was to encourage people to organise Liberal Drinks evenings.
To help things go with a swing, we’ve just had some Liberal Drinks beermats printed.
They cost only £1 per a pack of 4, with 50p postage per order.
If you’d like to order some, they’re available at http://bit.ly/LibDrinksBeermats.
Next stop a Lib Dem pizza knife for Pizza, pasta, poppadoms and politics?
PS: If you’d rather send a cheque, just post it to “Martin Tod, 3 Weeke Manor House, Loyd Lindsay Square, Winchester, SO22 5NB”, or if you’d rather send your payment via electronic banking, please email me for details.
June 2nd, 2011
It’s button central here at Flock Together.
Following the addition of the Twitter Follow button on Tuesday, yesterday we added a Google +1 button.
May 31st, 2011
Twitter announced their follow button earlier today.
Just so you don’t feel left out, it’s now installed on FlockTogether.
March 6th, 2011
The number one wish on the FlockTogether UserVoice pages is for a mobile version of this site.
The problem with this is that there are a LOT of mobile devices out there with a wide range of capabilities.
Fortunately, the good people at Handset Detection have come up with an incredibly simple API that means FlockTogether knows if you’re looking at it with a mobile, and knows what the capability is (screensize etc.) if you’re using a mobile.
(There are cleverer ways of doing this with installations like Tera-WURFL and WURFL – but they kept crashing my server so I gave up).
So Handset Detection it is. All I need to do now is code the mobile version of the site!
PS: Hat-tip to browscap too – which I’m also using and which also gives useful information about the browser looking at your page.
March 5th, 2011
IE6 has been a complete bane for this website. It makes any kind of design a nightmare because it’s so dated and non-compliant with standards. It’s still 5.52% of Flock Together visits.
Fortunately, Microsoft has seen the light and is working to get rid of it.
They’ve kindly provided some code which only appears to IE6 users asking them to upgrade.
If you want to see what Flock Together looks like under IE6, then go here - http://ipinfo.info/netrenderer/index.php.
Still not a thing of beauty (and IE6 seems to be having quite a big argument with the Facebook box), but at least there’s a nice big message telling people to change browser.