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Federal Judicial Center Celebrates 50 Years: Websites


This section contains a visual history of the websites designed and maintained by the Federal Judicial Center, both on the courts' internal communication network (intranet) and on the Internet. Center websites have been functioning since 1995. 

Center websites today consist of linked webpages and web apps, complete with videos, photos, and interactive content. These technologies make resources accessible to judicial employees and to the general public.

Over time, information technologies have evolved to give Web developers the ability to create new generations of useful and immersive online experiences. The Center's current websites are a result of its ongoing efforts in cooperation with a judicial community and audience that helps define these web technologies. The sites employ technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript, ensuring that the sites are universally supported by all Web browsers.

The use of content management systems (CMS) has revolutionized the Web and allows the various judicial agencies to develop in a collaborative manner. CMS features vary widely. There are a wide range of such systems, but most include web-based publishing, format management, history editing and version control, indexing, search, and retrieval. The FJC currently uses its CMS to store, control, revise, and publish information. In 2015, the Center launched a redesigned intranet website (FJC.dcn), and in 2017 it launched a new site on the Internet (