Teach.gov using Drupal

Teach gov

The U.S. Department of Education just launched a new micro-site built on Drupal: teach.gov. At teach.gov you can learn what it's like to be a teacher and get the tools you need to launch your own career in education.

The site looks surprisingly crisp and modern for a government site, don't you think?

These kinds of micro-sites make a lot of sense. Visitors that are looking for particular information want instant gratification. It is much better to create a micro-site for this than to embed the same content two levels deep in ed.gov (also a Drupal site). No need to get bogged down with ed.gov's navigation, visual design or mix of target audiences.

While building highly targeted and compelling micro-sites makes a lot of sense, they can be expensive and time-consuming to build and maintain. That is exactly why I think Drupal Gardens will catch on -- it makes building micro-sites fast, cheap and hassle free. We're still boostrapping Drupal Gardens but I really think we're onto something. Why? Because it makes a lot sense. :)

Comments

yareckon (not verified):

That is one nice looking site. Unfortunately, it is totally unuseable without javascript. Pretty sad, and possibly illegal for a government site.

October 7, 2010
Jessica Richmond (not verified):

Nice post! The team at Rock Creek Strategic Marketing had a great time designing and developing this site in our favorite platform, Drupal. As an Acquia enterprise select vendor, we look forward to helping more government clients think outside the box and utilize open-source to support the needs of the government and its constituents.

And have you considered teaching as a profession?

October 7, 2010

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