Census for Small Business
A site for small businesses to understand how they can use and be empowered by Census data using the U.S. Web Design Standards
Created by the Civic Digital Fellowship
To run this site locally you will need to install gulp globally through npm
npm install --global gulp
Then install the dependencies by running
This creates a local
node_modules directory with all the plugins referenced in
This project is structured to easily incorporate updates in the U.S. Web Design Standards. Before editing content you'll need to understand how the files are structured.
The files are structured as follows:
├── dist ├── src ├── .gitignore ├── gulpfile.js ├── package.json
Files in the
dist folder are never touched. Any changes or additions to content are made in the
src files. In order to have changes or additions reflected in the
dist folder, run:
which will call the default method in
gulpfile.js, which is all of the methods including a
watch method that will actively watch for changes as you edit and compile files to
dist with each save.
Publishing content to github pages
The project repository census-small-business is the production-ready version of the
dist folder. To release a new version, clone the
census-small-business repository locally and commit the
dist folder contents to the repository.
The goal of this project was to demonstrate how the Census Bureau can begin to orient itself as a user-centered agency, as well as demonstrate what using the U.S. Web Design Standards could look like for the Census Bureau.
To see the full presentation shown at the Department of Commerce on August 8, 2017, please take a look at the Census for Small Business deck.