We are continuing to enhance the site design of data.gov.uk and make improvements to the site’s usability. In particular you should notice a difference to the presentation of this blog post and the main blog page where the overall designs have been developed. This design makes our site easier to use as we increase the number of blogs on the site over time, like with the new Local Data Panel blog. On individual posts you can now quickly view associated attachments and see how many comments have been made. We are looking to update the design of the applications and ideas pages in a similar way.
We have also launched some forum participation & moderation guidelines within the discussion forum as well as allowing users to flag any potentially offensive comments across the site. Many thanks to those of you who have already contributed to the forum; we now have over 2,800 registered users and – at the time of writing – 22 topic areas for discussion. Do sign up and join in the conversation.