Who developed the Hawaii Web Style Guide?
The State of Hawaii, Office of Information Management & Technology (OIMT) developed this web style guide in collaboration with Hawaii Information Consortium through an RCUH solicitation, RFP 2012-008. The web style guide, along with the state web template, are part of OIMT’s efforts to establish a consistent look and feel for the State of Hawaii’s official websites that incorporate the latest web design & technologies.
Philosophy & Approach
Our design philosophy is to COPE – Create Once, Publish Everywhere. By providing a comprehensive template & style guide, the State of Hawaii can provide a consistent look and feel across all the government websites. We can use the best new web technologies and create streamlined websites that helps citizens find what they’re looking for, efficiently and intuitively.
Meeting the needs of today’s web users requires a mobile-sensitive mindset. We must accept that content can and should have a unique look & feel on different browsers.
We must shift focus back to the content and end user. Responsive Web Design with a Mobile 1st approach helps to provide the best user-centric Web experiences.
Responsive Web Design
Mobile 1st Approach
To do Responsive Web Design, we must have a Mobile First mindset and focus on content first. In Mobile First, web planners & designers start with the small display sizes and progressively enhance outward. The Mobile 1st approach encourages everyone who’s involved in the creation & growth of a website to think about content first – this leads to clean layouts, concise writing, and more intuitive Web interfaces.