Swedish National Guidelines for Public Sector Websites

The Swedish National Guidelines for Public Sector Websites takes an integrated approach to usability, accessibility and standardization. The purpose of the Guidelines is to support the procurement, development, and maintenance of a website by a public administration so that it offers equal opportunity usage for all citizens. The 2006 version has now been translated to english.

Quoting from the announcement: “The Guidelines are divided into chapters which can be read separately depending on the reader’s role and responsibilities. The order of the chapters is intended to mirror the lifecycle of a website.

  • Chapter 1 covers the overall communications objectives of a website, which should be used as the basis for its development.
  • Chapter 2 presents the development process as steps towards a defined objective.
  • Chapter 3 shows methods for website design and web page coding, along with web standards.
  • Chapters 4 and 5 describe the basic content and services a website should provide, giving additional information on how to write for web-based media as well as methods for keeping the website up to date.
  • Chapters 6, 7 and 8 cover the development of web content for mobile devices, Content Management Systems (CMS) / authoring tools, and assistive technologies (AT).

A survey carried out in February 2007 showed that over 90% of those responsible for public administration websites in Sweden were aware of the Guidelines, with 80% or more actively using them.”

The Guidelines are published under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Sweden license.

Comments

  1. Mike Samuels says at 2009-02-28 21:02:

    How will this effect website like goofbucket using php? If phpis standard for server side applications. The internet is world wide most other countries will not adopt our standard to swedish design. Today language support is even hard for some php application side forms?

  2. XC says at 2014-09-25 13:09:

    Hey! Quick question that’s entirely off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My blog looks weird when browsing from my iphone4. I’m trying to find a template or plugin that might be able to fix this issue. If you have any recommendations, please share. Thanks!

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