GOV.AU Guides

What are these guides?

The GOV.AU Guides are currently under development. Once released, the guides will share the latest thinking in accessibility, best-practice and user-tested design and content approaches.

The guides will:

What will be in the guides?

Prototype toolkit, design components and code

Global styles, colour, typography, forms, icon usage, buttons, interface patterns, support documents, content type templates, foundations for a consistent visual language and open source code.

Guidance, examples and code

Showing how to create a streamlined experience for people who engage with government on different screen sizes and devices.

Contextual information for using patterns and components

To help users understand the why and how, accessibility guidance and usability considerations.

A modern content style guide (A to Z format) and writing for the web guidance

Style guidance and examples to help writers and editors create simpler, clearer, accessible digital content.

Where to go while the GOV.AU Guides are being developed

Want to get involved?

If you would like to give feedback on the GOV.AU Guides, please join a DTA Community for updates and opportunities to comment.

Read a blog post about the thinking behind the GOV.AU content style guide.

Last updated: 18 October 2016