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Writing for responsive design

Katie Johnston, content editor on the redevelopment of newzealand.govt.nz, shares her approach to writing for responsive websites. People are online everywhere these days — not just on their home and work computers, but on tablets, MP3 players, smartphones and not-so-smart phones. We can’t guarantee how someone will look at our content, so we’ve designed beta.govt.nz to work just as well … Continue reading Writing for responsive design

Responsive Web Design: A Case Study

Have you looked at your site recently using a mobile phone, tablet or netbook? Is it all a bit ugly, hard to read, or just completely broken? If your site has been around for any length of time it was probably designed for a screen size of 1024×768 pixels, or even something a bit bigger. Maybe it looks “OK” on … Continue reading Responsive Web Design: A Case Study

March meeting of the Govt.nz peer advisory group

At the second meeting of the Govt.nz peer advisory group, held on 25 March, agency reps and Govt.nz team members discussed a number of issues, including responsive design and the use of mobile. Continue reading March meeting of the Govt.nz peer advisory group

Google Analytics screencast — Tip #6: Segments

Today I’m going to teach you a few tricks and tips about using segments with your data. Segments are one of the most powerful things that Google Analytics allows you to do. You can really dig into the details of your data and really get deep insights into what’s going on. You can apply up to four different segments to your reports at any one time. Continue reading Google Analytics screencast — Tip #6: Segments

Do you need an app for that?

Thinking about building an app for your agency? This blog post gives you some ideas on how to decide what your users need, what questions to answer and how other countries are tackling this issue. Continue reading Do you need an app for that?

CWP update: vaults, carts and managing the pool

This is the second in a series of updates regarding the Common Web Platform. This edition presents case studies from the Ministry of Primary Industries and Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology. There is also information about the cofunded development pool, which agencies have joined recently and which websites have gone live. Continue reading CWP update: vaults, carts and managing the pool

What we copied from the UK, and what we didn’t

When we launched the beta.govt.nz website in August 2013, people noticed its striking similarity to a certain website from the United Kingdom, GOV.UK. That was no accident. The UK website is an open source project that seeks to radically redefine government online delivery and share those innovations with the world. We took them at their word. But what exactly did … Continue reading What we copied from the UK, and what we didn’t

Newzealand.govt.nz—Beta Kick-off

Ready, steady, go! The Digital Engagement team at the Department of Internal Affairs now has approval to move into the next phase of redeveloping newzealand.govt.nz. We have finished the alpha phase, and on Wednesday 6 March 2013 we kicked off the beta phase. It’s exciting stuff. Let me share with you the problem we’re trying to fix, the options we … Continue reading Newzealand.govt.nz—Beta Kick-off

Client needs, business requirements and the redevelopment of the Work and Income website

When I came back to MSD from Govt.nz, I was tasked with using the same models to improve the Work and Income website. Continue reading Client needs, business requirements and the redevelopment of the Work and Income website