Government agency website design is usually pretty awful. Many government website designs seem to be based off a standard template that reminiscent of the 1990s. The user interface design is often tired, old and non-responsive. Not too long ago Parachute Design landed an opportunity to break the cycle for the Environment and Land Tribunals agency within the government of Ontario. In our first contact with the government agency, our Toronto web design company entertained the request to develop a government intern’s attempt at website design on using a free website builder. This type of web design project is not something we would undertake but took the opportunity to approach the conversation in a different light. Instead of politely declining the work, we put together a short presentation on the best practices for government agency web design and presented our six-step web design approach and experience to the board.
By the end of the hour-long meeting, everyone sitting around the boardroom table was converted and raring to throw out the old templated approach and explore a new custom website design for the government agency.
To explore one of our best web designs for government agencies, please take a few moments to have a look at our Government of Ontario (ELTO) web design case study.
To further understand how we turned this project into a success and learned more about what makes a government agency website design successful continue reading.