Italian guide on government w…

Italian guide on government websites to be updated


The guidelines for Italian public administration websites are to be revised, Agenzia per l'Italia Digitale (AGID), the Agency for the Digitalisation of the Public Sector, announced earlier this month. The new version will take into account feedback from users, designers and developers of public administration websites.

The revision of the website design guidelines is meant to encourage dissemination and implementation, AGID writes.

The guide helps public administrations to create a consistent visual identity, and improve online interactions with citizens and the use of information and eGovernment services, AGID writes. The agency aims to standardise the use of graphics, information architecture and technical functionality across Italy’s public administrations.

The website design guidelines were first published in November 2015. The source of the document is now available on GitHub, a cloud-based source code management system.

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The first two sites based on the guidelines were the Italian central government website and the Ministry for Government Modernisation. Others, such as the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy followed quickly.

In the second half of this year, AGID will focus on local public administrations. The first such websites already overhauled include those of the municipalities of Biella, Matera, and Venice.

More information:

AGID announcement (in Italian)
ePractice news item

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