This guide is designed to help people working in the Australian Government create simpler, clearer and faster information.
Live site: https://guides.service.gov.au/content-guide/
Staging site: https://content-guide.apps.y.cld.gov.au/
Visual tests: https://github.com/govau/backstop-content-guide-tests
Test environments (automatic provisioning)
- Branches deployed with the 'test-' prefix will be deployed to a new environment.
- example branch
Table of contents
You can leave feedback to the guide in numerous ways:
- via the email feedback buttons and links in the guide (Please join our Content Design in Government Google Group to give feedback)
- via GitHub issues.
ToDo: add useful information here :)
To mark-up your content, write in Markdown. We use the 'kramdown' (default) markdown parser, which provides a couple of extra features. For a reference on what's possible see the kramdown quick reference.
This guide is built with Jekyll.
You would only need to do the following if you are a developer. If you are a content editor you can access and editing content for the guide directly via GitHub. However, it can be nice having the guide locally to work and preview --- feel free to ask a developer if you would like to set up a local instance of the guide.
git clone github.com:govau/content-guide cd content-guide git submodule init git submodule update
You have two options to instantiate a local environment. Use the Docker option which handles dependency management automatically, or do it yourself.
Option 1: Docker
This option creates a Docker container with all required dependencies and their versions and allows you to keep your host clean. It lets you move between similar projects that require different versions of the same dependencies more easily.
Build the local Docker container:
docker build -t content-guide .
And run it while in the
content-guide directory. This will resolve all application dependencies, serve over port 80 and watch over local changes.
docker run --rm --volume="$PWD:/workdir" -p 80:4000 -it content-guide
Point your browser to your docker host, eg
Option 2: DIY
We also pull in the 1.x version of the UI-Kit as a submodule.
We will likely change this, and instead package up everything needed to produce a new guide scaffold as a Ruby gem for Jekyll to consume.
gem install bundler bundle install
bundle exec jekyll serve
If you get gem errors, try
If you still have troubles ask for help! (:
Broken link testing
Internal links are tested as part of the CI build pipeline in
bin/citest.sh, however to keep test results reproducible external links are skipped.
You should periodically manually test external links with:
Copyright and license
Copyright Digital Transformation Agency. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License. See LICENSE file for more details.
About the DTA
The Content Guide is maintained and funded by the Digital Transformation Agency.