Blog: New ASADA website
Contributions from the sporting community have helped the development of the new ASADA website. ASADA has an important role in the fight against doping in sport, and the new website has been redesigned and upgraded to better serve the needs of Australian athletes, sports, support people and the wider public.
For athletes and the Australian sporting community, this means a site that has better functionality and is easier to use.
ASADA interviewed athletes, support personnel and other key stakeholders to determine the best way to structure the information on the site.
The new website features an improved homepage design and cleaner layout of page content. It is also accessible through a wider range of web browsers and devices, including mobiles and tablets, and has been designed to meet all relevant accessibility standards.
The ASADA site has been updated to reflect the changes of the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code (the Code). Combined with the new ASADA e-Learning suite, the site is making it easier for athletes to get the anti-doping information they need.
The new ASADA site is the first external site running on the new whole-of-Government platform, GovCMS.
GovCMS is a best-of-class, open-source content management system (Drupal) that has been developed to meet stringent Government requirements. It allows agencies to focus on the content of the site, rather than the infrastructure and technical details.
The site has been developed using, government-wide Digital Design Standard, putting user-needs at the centre of development and design.
Further, with the GovCMS platform, the site is a constant work in progress and can be changed much more easily to reflect developments in the world of anti-doping.