A collaborative team of government engineers, designers, and content specialists launched the second iteration of a system earlier this month to help federal agencies create better digital experiences for users.
Posts Tagged: Web design
Here are a few life-saving resources and tips that got me started with HTML and will hopefully be helpful for you as well.
Successful government websites are consistent, accessible, and current. Surprisingly though, many sites lag far behind today’s communications standards, missing the most important goal: serve the public well.
The best approach to (re-)designing your organization’s site is to strategize, understand possible approaches, and invest in solid design and development.
On April 21st, Google changed their mobile search algorithm to reward sites that were developed and designed for mobile devices. Mobile-friendly sites will begin climbing the search rankings—surpassing their non-mobile-friendly competition to reach a wider audience. Many organizations may opt for quick fixes and wind up disappointed with their mobile site. A better approach isRead… Read more »
Announcing beta.usgs.gov In 1994 when the USGS launched it’s first website, the web was a very different place. Many websites that were launched had little consideration given to, or even had an understanding of, things such user experience, content strategies, or design. Over the next 20 years our USGS web presence has grown immensely asRead… Read more »
Government agencies have not always been known as leaders of the web design industry. However, in recent years and even months, there have been a few that truly are on the cutting edge of quality design and user experience. Granted, not every agency requires a modern, flashy, public-facing website, but if your agency engages theRead… Read more »
Last week, I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the new Utah.gov, which is being unveiled today. Admittedly, I had my doubts going into the preview, thinking “How could they possibly improve upon the current design?” Since they built what was considered one of the best state websites back in 2009, I’veRead… Read more »
9:30pm last night USDA launched their Department-wide website redesign. From the beginning, they set out to tackle quite the challenge: Here’s what they faced: Do completely in-house working with a limited budget/resources Design an easy to navigate homepage to get citizens to the right place, and on their way effectively and efficiently Coordinate with 29Read… Read more »
Get ready for another installment of This is Govable, a series that will highlight positive government examples of improved collaboration through technology and design. Today’s example that I’d like to share with you is the U.S. Air Force Small Business website*. (Background information provided by Tim Dzyacky): The U.S. Air Force Small Business program hasRead… Read more »