Archives: October 2013

Designing content before designing the website

When we were moving from alpha to beta on the Govt.nz project we had a delay in getting development resources on board. This delay proved to be a blessing in disguise because we worked on our content first which helped us design a better site. Continue reading Designing content before designing the website

“A glimpse of the future”

Colin MacDonald is the Government Chief Information Officer (GCIO) and is tasked with delivering the Government ICT Strategy and Action Plan, which was approved last June by Cabinet. Part of this work includes improving the way government interacts with New Zealanders online by changing our approach to providing information about services. A ‘beta’ website was launched in August to test … Continue reading “A glimpse of the future”

Web Usability Standard 1.1: Clearer requirements

The Web Usability Standard 1.1, effective 01 October 2013, updates the previous version of the Standard. It makes relatively minor changes to certain requirements in order to clarify their intent and application. Continue reading Web Usability Standard 1.1: Clearer requirements