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Version 7 of the UGRC website is here

Author · Steve Gourley
Published · Mar 25, 2024
Last modified · May 2, 2024
Category · UGRC
Read time · 3 min

After months of hard work, we’re thrilled to deploy version 7 of our UGRC website! We streamlined navigation making it easier than ever to find the information, data, and services you need. All of our content is organized into 4 main pillars — Products, Solutions, Documentation, and Collaboration for easier browsing no matter your expertise level. We greatly improved the website and SGID index search to decrease the time it will take you to find website and SGID content. We implemented the Utah Design System, opens in a new tab so that every page on our website feels familiar and intuitive. Speed was a top priority and this website will load fast for you everywhere with almost perfect Lighthouse, opens in a new tab scores. Our blog pillar has been improved with updated category, tag, and author filtering — all with paging to make it easier to read what interests you. We migrated to YouTube to bring you the best experience when watching videos. Like and subscribe to @TheRealUGRC, opens in a new tab to stay up to date with our latest videos.

The last time we were able to write a post like this was 8 years ago. A lot has changed, but our usage of git and GitHub has stayed the same. It is still as easy to fork our website, opens in a new tab, make a change, and send a pull request! Why don’t you become the next and first contributor to the version 7 website. Be sure to follow and thank all of the contributors that have helped us get to this point.

The commit history over the last 8 years

This time, the primary driver for a release was to implement the Utah Design System, opens in a new tab. You should notice all Department of Government Operations, opens in a new tab websites releasing this month or in the near future implementing the design system. We are excited to be a part of this initiative and to have a website that is consistent with the rest of the state. There are many more changes that we’re excited to share with you. We hope you enjoy the new website, all 250 pages and 93 blog posts, and find it a huge improvement. Please let us know if you have any feedback, questions, or suggestions. We’re always looking for ways to improve. Thank you for visiting and using our website!

How we got here

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