Exercises, examples and other material relating to training module A213. This topic is presented on public courses
Just before you implement that live, online application, stop for a moment and consider the non-technical aspects of the scheme. This module introduces the legal requirements for the United Kingdom, and many commercial aspects too.
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|4283||Can a legitimate forum post become illegal a year later?|
I am not one for re-writing history. I will go back and correct typos in a post, and I will add updates onto the end of a story (or even cut them into the text with a date of change / amendment note), but I dislike changing things invisibly, or removing material which it's no longer convenient to display. ...
|4234||Change to Libel and Defamation laws from 1st January 2014|
The Defamation Act of 2013 - http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2012-13/defamation.html - comes into force at midnight tonight (31st December 2013)
"The aim of the Bill is to reform the law of defamation to ensure that a fair balance is struck between the right to freedom of expression and the protection ...
|3747||An easy way to comply with the new cookie law if your site is well designed|
If your website is well structured, it shouldn't be a big problem update it to become compliant with the new cookie law - see [here].
I've completed the changes on three sites so far today - Well House Consultants, Well House Manor and Melksham Chamber of Commerce, and I have done considerable work ...
|3746||Google Analytics and the new UK Cookie law |
1. If you run Google Analytics on your web site, up to 4 cookies are stored in your browser.
2. UK law now states:
Cookies or similar devices must not be used unless the subscriber or user of the relevant terminal equipment:
(a) is provided with clear and comprehensive information about the purposes ...
|3168||Web Sites - Subject to Advertising Standards from 1st March - check your sites|
Copyright, Libel, Decency, Incitement, Discrimination, Privacy ... you web sight has had to conform with the law in all those areas and - from 1st March, you can add Advertising Standards to the list. So the site needs to be truthful in its adverting / selling, and not make false claims. I understand ...
|2140||Beware - giving copyright away when you upload a picture - Dogs Trust|
We've signed up to add pictures of the hound to "DoggySnaps" - run / sponsored by the Dog's Trust from where Gypsy arrived. Yes, we paid Gypsy's kennel costs. Yes, we made a donation ... but we want to encourage them more and help them with things like a vibrant web site (which it is). But - goodness ...
|3104||Catering in Syracuse, the Saigon Cafe, stolen images and Christmas|
It was - indeed - a lovely buffet that we laid on at our old training centre in 2005 during a Perl course. So we took a picture of it, and included it in our slide show. Other, too, loved the picture and "hotlinked" it from our site into their various Plurks, to the extent that we were getting up to ...
|994||Training on Cascading Style Sheets|
There are certain technologies such as Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) that I describe as associated technologies - not our bread and butter training business, but never the less subjects that we need to know, quite well and with practical experience too, as part of our work.
These technologies get peripheral ...
|3016||The legal considerations of your web presence - revisited|
Can you link that image from another web site? Can you publish pictures you took at the school's sports day? Are you allowed to register the your neighbour's name as a domain? Must you remove out of date information from your web site? Who's responsible if a user of a forum that you host post serious ...
|2592||Re-using our pictures|
With thousands of pictures on our web site, I often get asked for permission to reuse them - and I'm usually very happy to grant such permission. However, a few pictures aren't actually my copyright, and others are used on our site on the understanding that I won't let them be used elsewhere. If you ...
|2686||Freedom of Information - consideration for web site designers|
The Freedom of Information Act in the UK has proven very useful in some of the things I've been doing with regard to public transport services in Wiltshire - though more in an analysis after the even of what happened rather than in a more positive, forward looking way. But there's another side to the ...
|2252||Leaping dog, Leaping horse, copyright of old masters|
A picture I took earlier - Gypsy leaping through high grass in the field that also includes the Devizes White Horse. It got me thinking that I have seen other pictures of leaping animals, and also how small the picture subject can become yet still remain the picture subject.
Here is "The Leaping Horse" ...
|876||Making pages clearer - easy Disability Discrimination Act Compliance|
Welcome to the new, clearer, Horse's Mouth. You should spot that the text size is slightly larger, and contrasts better against the background. And if you're not keen on the new look, you are now empowered to change it to suit your own preference - simply click on the "customise" link on the right ...
|1937||Getting hold of the wrong end of the stick|
I got an email on Tuesday that I would describe as aggressive in its approach, accusing me of libelling various people, and demanding that I remove that material from my site.
Problem was ... the retired senior business man had got hold of the wrong end of the stick. I hadn't even heard of the people ...
|1840||Validating Credit Card Numbers|
It's standard practise for on line bookings these days to take credit or debit card details as a booking security, and we're no exception at Well House Manor - our hotel for business visitors to Melksham, Wiltshire. There are very many security issues involved, and I am not going to describe what we ...
|1747||Who is watching you?|
How would you feel if someone sat opposite you in a train, stared hard at your throughout your journey, watched what you were doing all the time yet without engaging you at all? I suspect you would find that it made your spine tingle - it certainly would with me, and it would make me wonder what that ...
|320||Ordnance Survey - using a 'Get a map'|
Sunday, and a chance to play. I've been interested in the possibilities offered by Ordnance Survey's "Get a map" service - which allows (with limitations described on their site) their mapping to be captured and used on web sites in a not-for-profit way.
I've started to put up a whole load of pictures ...
|1485||Copyright and theft of images, bandwidth and members.|
Some poor home school kid in the USA just got the sharp end of my tongue .. I had just signed up to a political forum and so had he (he said) and he wrote:
Also I was wondering if you would join my political forum at http://www.xxx.org .(I know this is an advert but it's really hard to get a new board ...
|1506||Ongoing Image Copyright Issues, PHP and MySQL solutions|
I actually want to encourage people to use my images ... but to do so with permission, which usually means something as simple as a link back you our page which works out for everyone's benefit. A lot of people ask, but some don't seem to know that they should!
I've added an ability to "watermark" ...
|1486||Does anyone understand Lithuanian?|
After yesterday when I found mountains and molehills from Wiltshire supporting a right wing USA political website, I added a few lines into my image scripts and they're all coming out of the woodwork! I think this page is an artistic / critical review - in Lithuanian - of one of my pictures. Does ...
|1431||Getting the community on line - some basics|
We're very much involved at the high-tech end of internet programming and web site development and training. But it's really good for me good to see the other end of the spectrum, from time to time, and an hour's seminar at Chippenham Library last night, run by the local community web team, was an ideal ...
|1054||UK legal requirements for your commercial web site|
Running a commercial web site from a UK base? You need to be aware of changes to the UK's e-commerce regulations that were introduced at the end of last December without much publicity.
Your web site now needs to provide:
* Name of provider
* Email address at which you can be contacted
* Registered ...
|795||Remember a site's non-technical issues too|
From the PHP course yesterday ... we came up with a list of extra considerations (beyond the narrow technical) for your PHP Web applications. Thought you might like to share the checklist ...
Search Engine Optimisation
Good Original Content
Links from / to other good sites
|759||Watch your Google profile|
I've been cc'd into an argument on a forum (not our Opentalk) and I'm taking great care not to join in or read deeply into what looks like a feud between a couple of folks who, frankly, should agree to disagree. However, I did pick up: "Speaking for myself, I’ve never bothered Googling anyone -- my ...
|532||Copyright - how much can I legally copy?|
I dropped off Dad at his place this evening and while he was making a coffee, I was reading "Private Eye". Wow - I wish I could write like that. And - goodness - they have it EXACTLY right in their "Signal Failures - Coping with congestion" article, which starts:
Growing road congestion is a potential ...
|746||Domain Listing Center and Domain Registry of America|
Have you ever received a letter from the Domain Registry of America, inviting you to renew your domain registration with them? Don't - it's a scam. They're just another registration agent, and an expensive one too, who try to trick you into signing up for their services with what looks like an urgent ...
Following on from yesterday ... I've started to add grid references to our Melksham area guide pages ... the idea being that you click on the reference and you're shown a map - not only of the place you've asked about, but other recent places too. The system automatically gives you as large a scale ...
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