I've been busy making our Oregon Administrative Rules site easier to read, thanks to plenty of quarantine time. Links with parentheticals to the ORS I leveraged our ORS database to enhance the OARs: An ORS section cite turned into a link with a helpful parenthetical An ORS chapter citation likewise changed into a helpful link … Continue reading Readability improvements to the OAR
Announcing the only free version of the ORS that's fully current, through the Spring of 2021. Sharp readers (and pedants) may say, "But there is no such thing as the '2020 ORS'!" And in a sense — the authoritative sense to be sure — that's correct. For these people, we properly cite and link to … Continue reading The 2020 ORS is online
Here's a sample of the new, always up-to-date, OAR site: Initial design. Live page. This new public service is the result of many late nights and weekend work. (This is still a part-time labor of love!) I want to get it in front of everyone to help guide the design and make it useful. I'm … Continue reading Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR’s): Soft Launch
Hi Everyone, A short note to let you know that after a weekend of work, I've updated the oregonlaws.org ORS to show the 2018 session laws. E.g.: The next update will come in 2020, when the state publishes the 2019 ORS. In the meantime, I'm moving the ORS to the new nightly update system. This … Continue reading ORS updated with 2018 amendments
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The current edition of the ORS is live on oregonlaws.org, faster and more reliable.
This is a quick note to inform everyone that I've begun importing the 2017 ORS.
Q: What do avid bicyclists and handgun owners have in common?
A: Two things are a need to know the law, and a desire to discuss it.
The U.S. Postal Service denied our FOIA request for a list of current ZIP Codes, because the information is "proprietary business information" and its release would not be considered a "good business practice".
I've been re-evaluating fonts for WebLaws.org, and one issue that caught my eye is the style of the numerals. In running text, these proportional oldstyle numbers (font: Buenard) are perfect: they visually flow with the text. The wide variations in figure height and positioning help the reader unambiguously read the number. But in a vertical navigation bar, … Continue reading Oldstyle figures for better statute number legibility