May 8, 2021

New Prototype Web Site: UK: "Alpha.gov.uk Launches To Test Single Government Website"

From The Telegraph:

The Government’s first attempt to build a single website for all its content and services has been unveiled today. Alpha.gov.uk is, its creators stress, not finished and not final, but it is intended to allow users to give feedback on a plan that would see a new, consolidated approach to the hundreds of different sites the Government currently maintains.

The site is a radical reinterpretation of current government online services, asking users first for their location and being dominated by a search box.

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Beneath the central search box are links to common queries, with guides and miniature apps answering questions on subjects including bank holidays, tax codes and what to do if you lose your passport either at home or while abroad. Underneath that is news from individual government departments.

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Direct to New Experimental UK Gov One-Stop Site: Alpha.gov.uk

Learn More/Stay Current: Alpha.gov.uk Blog

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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