On the 2nd of September 1996, Statistics Switzerland published its brand-new website, www.bfs.admin.ch. It was one of the first (if not the first) of the Swiss Administration (www.admin.ch).
In three languages…
… and already with quite rich structure and content.
The Wayback Machine …
… shows the developments since 1996
Handmade with Frontpage as editing software
New layout, made with Day Communiqué as Content Management System and a database for file download
Layout adapted to the general layout of admin.ch. The same CMS now bought by Adobe and renamed Adobe Experience Manager AEM
The next one …
… must be based on a new technology:
- CMS remains state of the art for content presentation
- Assets come from databases
- Web services (via a web service platform) deliver assets from databases to the presentation platform.
And with such a three-layer architecture the website will be able to display data from ubiquitous databases and also offering data to third parties via web services: Open data compatible.
Filed under: 01 New on the Web, 09 Stat.Office / Organization Tagged: CMS, history, internet, open data, Way back machine, web service