Updates to the Content Guide
1.4.5 —17 December 2018
- Address a broken link
- Add Docker option for local development
- Updated gitignore
1.4.4 —10 October 2018
- Fixed typos (thanks davidjb
- Added detail about test environments to README.md.
- Tidied up this file.
1.4.3 —17 August 2018
Replaced Design Guide references with appropriate pages in Design System.
1.4.2 —15 August 2018
Upgraded Ruby and Jekyll.
1.4.1 —14 June 2018
Fixed typo on Punctuation and Grammar page.
1.4.0 — 23 February 2018
Added guidance on writing for search engines and users.
1.3.2 — 30 January 2018
- Improved guidance on readability and tools.
- Improved guidance on Latin abbreviations (eg, ie, etc and nb).
- Added more guidance on using tables.
1.3.1 — 14 December 2017
- abbreviation of thousands (thanks davidgilbertson
- clarification of readability guidance
- error in hyphen guidance
- typo in capitalisation guidance
- typo in WCAG guidance (thanks awkawk
Other platform cleanups.
1.3.0 — 18 September 2017
Added guidance on:
- headings and subheadings
- full stops and hyperlinks
- types of content (RTF, Excel, PowerPoint, EPUB, tables)
- ordering lists of states and territories
- using PDFs
Also added 404 page.
1.2.0 — 12 July 2017
Added guidance on meeting WCAG criteria with content focus.
1.1.1 — 8 June 2017
- Improved changelog layout.
- Fixed typo in Nouns.
1.1.0 — 7 June 2017
- Improved example for date ranges.
- Added reminder to use skip links.
- Added guidance on writing headings.
- typo in Dates example
- link in Italics
1.0.2 — 25 May 2017
- typo in Legislation, acts and other publications
- typo in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples example
1.0.1 — 5 May 2017
- missing icon on the search bar bug
- missing GitHub icon on homepage
- bullet point full sentence examples
- contact email address on How to use this guide page
Content Guide 'Getting with the program'
1.0.0 — 3 May 2017
Live release of the GOV.AU Content Guide.
The draft Content Style Guide v1.0 was released in May 2016. Too much has changed in this version to provide a complete list.
The main changes are listed below.
IA and content streamlining
- Implementation of a new information architecture, based on card sorts with DTA content designers and members of the Content Design in Government Google Group.
- Added Lunr search.
- Removed repetition and outdated guidance.
- Improved rendering of examples in multiple sections.
New user interface and GitHub repo
Changes to guidance
- New guidance on accessibility and inclusivity.
- New guidance on readability.
- Always capitalise minister and senator if part of a proper noun.
- Added guidance on using numbered (ordered) lists.
- Added guidance on referring to senators.
- Added preference for using text message over SMS.
- Use focused, not focussed.
- Limit use of ampersands.
- Added guidance on using programme in the context of existing legislation.
- Expanded guidance on when to use words instead of digits.
- Improved guidance on Oxford commas.
- Don't add full stops to the end of sentence fragment lists and guidance to rewrite to avoid second and third level lists.