Compliance with the new federal Web design standards just got a little bit easier for federal Web managers at agencies that use Adobe’s Web content management system.
The company announced Feb. 24 it made available – through an open source GitHub repository – Web design templates that meet draft standards laid out by the U.S. Digital Services and 18F in September 2015.
Those standards advise agencies to make federal websites responsive to a variety of screen sizes and device types. The guide recommends typography and colors pallets that comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, which ensures accessibility for people with limited eyesight. It also outlines common user interface components and patterns to provide a more cohesive look and feel across all federal websites.
During a December interview, representatives from USDS and 18F revealed that the teams planned to issue a reusable library of front-end code