It’s the end of one decade, and the start of another. We make regular technical and usability improvements to the Civic Tech Field Guide. These are always available on our site changelog. You can also stay up to date on the 50 most recently added project listings at civictech.guide/new.
December’s site updates:
- Imported 171 new project entries.
- In partnership with the Narrative Initiative, added a Narrative Tech page and relevant subcategories: Story tech, Big listening, Listening, Story-based campaigns, and Internal coordination and communication. More information here.
- We’ve added a “commercial” tag to distinguish tools that are mainstream and/or commercial products, but used toward civic ends. For example, WhatsApp and Slack in the Internal coordination and communication category.
- Expanded the short description field on project cards across the site so they aren’t truncated.
- Added Trustmarks category to the table of contents.
- Improved formatting of profile RSS feeds with line breaks.
- Hid main content area block on profile pages if it’s blank.
- Added a ‘Message received’ confirmation dialog on the Contact page.
- Removed extra whitespace in header of blog, and cleaned up blog post header to remove extraneous cruft.
- Added introduction text at https://civictech.guide/new, and expanded it to include the 50 most recently added entries.
- Updated the reply-to in site confirmation emails to point to info @ civictech.guide.
- Added useful sidebar widgets to the blog feed and blog posts.
- Made the Description field optional on the Submit Listing page to improve the user experience of adding new projects.