Data.govt.nz had its third birthday recently, so now is as good a time as any for a quick retrospective on how it has progressed in its role as a directory of re-usable, machine-readable government datasets. When it launched on 4 November 2009, data.govt.nz went live with pointers to about a hundred machine-readable datasets published by government agencies. They were all … Continue reading Feeding data.govt.nz
Archives: November 2012
A note regarding the Browser Testing requirement in the New Zealand Government Web Standards 2.0, given that the Yahoo! Graded Browser Support matrix to which it refers has changed its approach and no longer identifies specific levels of support for particular browsers. Continue reading Meeting Web Standard 2.4 on Browser Testing
Back in September, Victoria Wray, one my colleagues here at Internal Affairs, posted about some of the research we’ve been doing, talking to other governments in several countries as we setup the project to redevelop newzealand.govt.nz. This is a post about the next part of the story—talking with real users about what they want. No Small Task The scope of … Continue reading Are We Delivering What People Want?
A great spinoff from getting this blog started is participating in a global conversation about the web. We’ve definitely been watching what other governments are up to online, so it’s nice when this gets reciprocated. Australia’s Victorian eGovernment Resource Centre listed the Web Toolkit as a resource for Victorian public sector staff, and highlighted our guidance on how to handle … Continue reading Overseas Interest in the Web Toolkit