I should mention that the process of transforming the state department template and state portal to the new framework was absolutely amazing for everyone involved. It involved making statewide web standards, addressing accessibility and, for the first time, having pride in Hawaii’s natural beauty!
Department of Land and Natural Resources web site circa 2011
This was the portal from 2011 - Ii worked well on most browsers and was accessible. On mobile it was useable, but barely… Notice that the calendar widget still works!
This was a very popular service that we created years ago for the DCCA PVL division. The PVL Search.
We leveraged Responsive Web Design that seamlessly transitions services to any viewable platform
We made our interfaces in sites and services touch/ tap friendly. After all, in two years touch interfaces will trump conventional ones.http://blogs.msdn.com/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/communityserver-blogs-components-weblogfiles/00-00-01-29-43-metablogapi/8407.Touch_2D00_gestures_5F00_66B138A4.jpg
Moving forward with the semantic web - machine readable and parse-able content. The basis for the next generation webhttp://microformats.org/media/2008/micro-diagram.gif
Open data, including json and other formats published via the portal and data.hawaii.gov. In fact almost all of the content on the portal is available as an open API. You could write your own Hawaii portal if you wanted to!
Accessibility – Support the Americans with Disabilities Act and make everything easy for EVERYONE!
The seemingly impossible is possible.
Responsive Services make for a Responsive Government
Russell Castagnaro Hawaii Digital Government Summit 2013
Session G2 Open Government