Over the past couple of months, you may have noticed some small changes on the Data.gov home page. Adding this blog page is one of them.
Over the last few months, we’ve been working on a major upgrade of our content management system (CMS), changes that reached their culmination last week. You’ll find most of the changes on our Communities pages.
Please check out our new Communities landing page. Now you can stay on top of the hackathons, challenges and other open-data-related events with our new calendar listing. You’ll also see which communities have added the most datasets. You can sign up for news and activities feeds for your favorite communities, too.
We’ve redesigned the navigation in our site as well. You’ve told us that once you got to a community site, it could be confusing to understand whether you were moving within the community or going back to the Data.gov site. We’ve added navigation and changed the design to make getting around easier.
For our developer audience who wants to know these things, the bottom line is that we’re moving from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 – and you know what that means. Yes, it’s all good.
Thanks to our community leaders for their patience during this transition. Things are going to be so much easier!
Stay tuned in the coming weeks. …