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SharePointPortal and Web Design Guidelines in Government Depts

  Asked By: Elijah    Date: Nov 02    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 7810

We were thinking of offering a solution site based upon Sharepoint
Portal Server 2003 and .NET technology. The site would be used by
government departments and citizens. Our problem is conformance to uk
government web design guidelines and policies. I was wondering if any
one has previously experienced similar situation. I would like to
know whether microsoft (in case of use of sharepoint portal & .NET)
and goverment web design guidelines are highly different and
difficult to conform ?

Any help in this direction would be greatly appreciated.



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Vincent Griffin     Answered On: Nov 02

Sounds to me like you are referring to 'accessibility' guidelines.
That's the correct term you can use to do your research.

Answer #2    Answered By: Gordon Blair     Answered On: Nov 02

I am in a similar situation, depends on your design  rules. I was able to
create a new site  with the aid of Frontpage 2003. Basically I cloned an
existing intra-gov't look and feel site and then republished the template up
to SharePoint. Then you need to create editable zones so that you can put
web parts on it.

Now if your design guidelines  get into the look and feel of how the web
parts look/work then you have a bit more work in customizing the web  parts
to meet your environment.

It is very possible to create a highly customized SharePoint site but
requires some design and possibly coding effort.