Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/13/australiagovau_alpha_revealed_to_grateful_nation/

Australia.gov.au Alpha design revealed to grateful nation

Homage to gov.uk and govt.nz built on Drupal

By Simon Sharwood

Posted in Government, 13th June 2014 04:31 GMT

Australia's Department of Finance, within which resides the Australian Government Chief Technology Office (AGCTO), has revealed designs for the nation's new home page.

The beta is available here, and if you click on the image below you'll get a look at a lovely big screen capture.

Beta of the new australia.gov.au

The new Australia.gov.au. Click here to embiggen

Australia's CTO Sharyn Clarkson says the new design was inspired by the look, feel, and upgrade processes used by the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Research was also conducted to inform the process and suggested:

Drupal is AGCTO's weapon of choice for content management, as was flagged back in May.

Clarkson says “Our Beta site will be open to public comment” and the her office will “be asking you to tell us what you think.”

“Your suggestions will help us build what we hope will be a truly great user-experience.” ®