The public sector may not be cool, sexy or even well-funded for much longer, but it still serves countless essential functions, and has just been given a technology boost via an iPhone interface (that’s right – an interface, not a full app; that’s coming later in the year) which provides access to a wealth of information from local authorities, Transport Direct, NHS Choices and Jobcentre Plus.
Developed by Looking Local – an organisation set up to provide local government services through DiTV (digital interactive TV) and mobile devices – the interface, or ‘iPhone solution’, as Looking Local call it, is plugged as a money-saving solution for councils, in that it saves them from having to develop their own iPhone ‘solution’. They can simply continue uploading information and allow Looking Local to be the middleman in providing the info to local residents.
Seems sensible enough, and as 120 UK councils are already partnered with Looking Local, there’s no financial motive at work here.
Tabs are the perfect web page tidying up solution for organising cluttered content in a space-limited web page. Separating content into tabs keeps everything nice and compact, clutter-free and the content is always at the ready should a user need it.
In this round-up from Speckyboy Design Magazine, we have a variety of easy to use modern tabs solutions, techniques, tutorials and plugins, most of them make use of a variety of Javscript libraries (MooTools, jQuery…), but you will also find some innovative pure CSS solutions as well.