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
December 2007 ff
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.