Customizing colors on your ProudCity-powered government website is easy.
Customizing fonts on your ProudCity-powered government website is easy. Here’s how. Step 1 Select ‘Customize’ in the left navigation of the ProudCity Dashboard. Step 2 Select the ‘Fonts’ option in the customization tool. Step 3 Select your default and heading fonts and click the ‘Publish’ button. Visit your website to see the new fonts!
ProudCity has supported digital response and recovery efforts for two major California wildfire disasters (Santa Rosa/Sonoma County and Paradise/Butte County), as well as the now-ready Marin Recovers for Marin County (Calif.). While we’re not emergency operations experts, through these experiences, combined with our expertise in digital government product design and development, we’ve learned a great … Continued
There are a number of factors that go into ensuring your website meets general digital government standards and provides a great user experience for the communities you serve. If you are unfamiliar with foundational standards, there are a few tools you can use to test whether your website meets these or needs upgrading. Core areas There … Continued
Information architecture is the critical first step to ensuring your digital government content is findable and usable by those seeking the desired information. According to Usability.gov: “Information architecture (IA) focuses on organizing, structuring, and labeling content in an effective and sustainable way. The goal is to help users find information and complete tasks. To do … Continued
Protecting user privacy is an important aspect and duty of any public service organization, and Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is a fundamental component of online digital government security. HTTPS HTTPS is web security protocol or security certificate that validates and ensures privacy protections are adhered to. As the U.S. federal government states, HTTPS guarantees: … Continued
Color is often an overlooked aspect of web accessibility, especially for brands and particularly governments, that have designed style guides and color palettes prior to accessibility becoming a priority. To understand how color and accessibility intersect, it’s first important to distinguish between “color dependence” and “contrast.” As 18F states in it’s accessibility guide: Color contrast … Continued
It is becoming more critical that governments understand and execute on website accessibility standards. Web accessibility, particularly for non-technical government leaders, can be overwhelming, both with the amount of information available, as well as the many technology nuances related achieving conformance. Here is comprehensive but condensed information on web accessibility — terms, guidelines, tips, tools, … Continued
The ProudCity Accessibility Checker helps governments using the ProudCity Platform understand and stay abreast of pertinent accessibility issues and continue to maintain AA conformance. PAC lets government website managers run accessibility reports, view errors/warnings, and resolve these issues immediately. Features PAC features include: Dashboard to manage page(s) accessibility status Page pass, error, warning reports Viewable/exportable … Continued
When choosing fonts and typography for your government website, it’s important to account for aesthetics and accessibility.