New Features and Enhancements

Release Notes February 3, 2016 - govinfo Beta Launch

Highlights

All New Features and Enhancements

Design

  • Overall new modern look and feel with less extraneous text and links, larger text size, and more white space
  • Responsive design for optimized display on mobile devices

Navigation

  • Related Documents feature
  • New open-source search engine
  • Chronologically browse between issues of the Federal Register Table of Contents
  • Back to Top button on most pages
  • Links to all search and browse options from every page using the menus or the new expandable and collapsible Search Widget that can be accessed by clicking the orange magnifying glass icon in the upper right hand corner of each page
  • Quick, one-click access from the homepage to the most recent versions of certain daily publications as well as a list of all documents published in the last 24 hours and all Congressional Bills published in the last 24 hours

Searching/Search Results

  • New open-source search engine
  • Additional options available within each search result: options to download all available file formats and share on social media

Browsing

  • Two new ways to Browse: A to Z and Category
  • Capability to expand more than one section at a time and collapse all sections on collection/publication browse pages
  • Addition of a description and more prominently displayed links to related resources on each Congressional Committee browse page

Other

  • More options for sharing pages and content to social media channels
  • Integrated Help information
  • Calendar display for date selection in Advanced Search and Browse by Date
  • Replaced nearly every piece of hardware
  • Implemented HTTPS, the strongest privacy and integrity protection currently available for public web connections