APIS Change Log

The APIS website is updated from time to time to add new material, enhance functionality, and clarify or correct information already available on the site. This page lists changes made since the launch of the website on June 23, 2003. Descriptions of these changes may be accessed by selecting a date from the “View Changes” menu.

March 10, 2010

Additions and Enhancements 

Site Redesign

The Web site has been extensively redesigned to improve access to APIS data, enhance usability, and more clearly describe the contents of each section.  Major improvements include the following:

  • The Home Page has been revised to show links to all 35 APIS policy topics by policy area; 
  • For each policy topic, tabs allow the User to select various data views, graphic displays and explanatory text;
  • It is possible to switch between policy topics for each data view;
  • The left-side menu has been revised to make it more user-friendly; and
  • Underage drinking materials have been consolidated into a new section available from the left-side menu.

A special Policy Changes at a Glance page has also been added that allows users to view policy changes by year or by topic for all policy topics across all years covered by APIS.