Friday, June 22, 2012

AIDS.gov adopts responsive Web design

According to deputy technical lead Jeremy Vanderlan, the new AIDS.gov is the first “full-site” implementation of “responsive Web design” for a federal domain.

What does that mean to you? It means that the presentation of AIDS.gov is automatically adapted for optimal display to the device a visitor is using to access the site.

They’re not the first online with this kind of site in federal government — you can see next-generation Web design at open.nasa.gov/ or in the way that fcc.gov/live optimizes to provide video to different mobile devices — but Vanderlan is right in calling this out as a milestone for the feds online.

If you’re interested in hearing more about the new look at AIDS.gov, listen to a podcast that Luke Fretwell recorded with Vanderlan for FedScoop Radio:

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