My First SharePoint 2010 Public Site Launched!

ms.gov | The Official State Website of Mississippi

ms.gov | The Official State Website of Mississippi

The new state website for Mississippi is finally live! ms.gov is the first SharePoint site I have worked on since 2006 that is not hidden behind a firewall and it was a ton of work but it is now up and available for all to see! Through Mississippi Interactive (subsidiary of NIC), my day job is to design and build web sites and applications for the state of Mississippi. The new portal is the first redesign of Mississippi’s portal in over ten years and was a major effort by myself and everyone at Mississippi Interactive.

The site is built with SharePoint 2010 and has quite a bit of JQuery going on to enhance the UI (thanks to our developer and my web slinging counterpart, Jesse Kyzar, for creating all the JQuery and web service grooviness!). This release is our “beta” and we will be adding more features and functionality over the coming months. I will start posting some insights into how we developed certain pieces as time allows (we are very busy with a full project queue!).

Ok, enough bragging, go see the site!