It’s 2012 and the web today is undisputedly the world’s biggest platform. Over the past two decades most things about the web has changed — be it the utility, the technologies, or even the interfaces.
Sadly most Indian Government institutions are still sleeping in the past, their websites appear to be totally aloof about these changes— directionless, heartless and a pain for the users. All of us have have cribbed about it at least once in our past. Many around us express their annoyance about this everyday.
We think it’s high time to be the change. It’s time to show the community, the Government and the people at large how you think these websites should be shaped going forward.
If it is hard for you to think of them, here are a few Government organisations that have expressed their interest in taking a look at how they could be better:
You will own your design and code, and will be under no obligation to license to anyone for free or otherwise.
Register yourself or your team by emailing us:
Write to us with any questions or doubts you may have about this.
Mail your LIVE website URL to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions close 25th May (extended from 19th Apr).
If you are not comfortable with hosting a live site of your own, you could:
We are speaking with various departments listed above to draw their attention to your designs. Policy analysts, technologists and data enthusiasts who have worked with the government are helping us find the right people and vendors. However, getting these deployed is not our goal.
Our hope is that these designs will be catalysts for:
A few basic things that would be great to have:
However, your own best judgement applied sensibly is what will wow everyone.