In July, we launched a new brand and website for Tactical Tech, acknowledging sixteen years of operation. Our projects are diverse, our output constant and our work is seen and used by people all over the world. Our new site uses modern web technologies to celebrate and showcase this work. But our audience includes individuals and organisations from communities where access to connections or newer devices are limited or restrictive. In some rare cases, modern web technologies even clash with security-specific setups, and in all of these cases, our work is difficult or impossible to access.
The launch of Lite is a wonderful design-led collaboration between our Infrastructure, Engineering and Project teams. Tactical Tech’s unique practical limitations (self hosted infrastructure only, no closed-sourced software, static websites where possible, etc) has pushed us to develop a new set of inter-locking tools and workflows that we use with our project teams to design, collaborate and launch new and existing projects.
Going forward, we can create and publish work at an even higher quality, and start to experiment with different online and offline formats. And with Lite we can use these workflows and tools to automatically make this work accessible to all, drawing on the decisions we make whilst creating work at the high standard we are known for. We have a long way to go with this project. There are many opportunities to optimise and tinker both with the design process and Lite’s tooling itself. For now, we invite you to give it a try. We’d love to know what you think. https://lite.tacticaltech.org