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Single Website Experience (SWE) Pattern Library

The Single Website Experience (SWE) is a frontend framework used for www.qld.gov.au

The SWE has two flavours.

  • SWE 2 is a frontend framework used for www.qld.gov.au

    • SWE 2 is not supported for new websites
    • SWE 2 will be deprecated at the close of 2018
  • SWE 3 is a rapid protoyping framework, built on bootstrap 3

    • SWE 3 is used for all new websites
    • SWE 3 replaces SWE 2
    • SWE 3's appearance laregly reflects SWE 2
    • SWE 3 is not feature complete, required components will be ported as necessary

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Pattern library

Related

Consistent User Experience (CUE)

To ensure a consistent experience, the Consistent User Experience (CUE) Standard requires that:

  • agency web pages are laid out consistently, with elements such as the navigation, search button and agency name always in the same place
  • navigation is based on what visitors are likely to be looking for, rather than on how departments are organised
  • the underlying techniques used to create the pages ensure they are accessible to as many people as possible.

The CUE Standard incorporates previously independent standards and guidelines into a suite of requirements for the Queensland Government online.

πŸ‘‰ The Single Website Experience (SWE) framework is built on top of the Consistent User Experience (CUE) standard.

IS26

This Queensland Government Enterprise Architecture (QGEA) policy states the minimum requirements for Queensland Government agencies in the creation, implementation and management of websites.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0)

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these. Following these guidelines will also often make your Web content more usable to users in general.

As per IS26's Policy requirement 1 Queensland Government websites must meet AA level conformance.

Naming conventions and categories in the Pattern libarary

Content pages may be further categorised by content type. e.g. form, guidelines, instruction etc. The AGLS Document Vocabulary Encoding Scheme offers a starting point.


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