Category: Web design

Releasing new themes for the Common Web Platform

The Department of Internal Affairs and SilverStripe Ltd have just released two new themes for the Common Web Platform (CWP), a platform as a service for New Zealand Government sites. These themes help government agencies quickly get their sites up and running. Continue reading Releasing new themes for the Common Web Platform

Designing for vulnerability

We all experience emotional, financial or physical vulnerability at different times in our lives. This post explores the implications for government service design if we consider vulnerability on a spectrum from situational to permanent, rather than treating it as binary. Continue reading Designing for vulnerability

7 steps to helping older people find what they need

At Govt.nz, we organise content around the needs of users rather than the structure of government. Here’s the process we followed while writing health information to meet the needs of older New Zealanders. Continue reading 7 steps to helping older people find what they need

Calling all web vendors: Web Accessibility Training

As part of our ongoing plans to engage more closely with vendors and help them improve their delivery of accessible web content, design, and development services to government, we are inviting staff from private sector IT companies, in particular those delivering web design and development services, to attend a free training session on web accessibility. Continue reading Calling all web vendors: Web Accessibility Training

GWC lunchtime session: Got accessibility questions?

Come along to this lunchtime GWC session to discover some easy tests to check a website’s accessibility, how some challenging accessibility issues have been resolved and examples of embedding accessibility as process. Continue reading GWC lunchtime session: Got accessibility questions?