Well, the new www.gov.uk website (which replaces the Business Link one) went live today.
They’ve gone for a much more minimal, stripped down look to help people find their way around the site better, but as a result lots of useful info has been removed. At this stage it’s not clear if this will ever be replaced.
If you’ve read anything about ‘The Longtail‘ and how Google and Amazon works then you can see how the new design may be a backward step for some.
I don’t envy the people behind this. They’re obviously some of the smartest people in web design/development, but I wonder if a company like Google would have done the same if they’d been given the brief? What do you think?