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GIC Current Projects


The Government Information Center (GIC) works as an internal consultant to Delaware State Agencies on modern web practices, and designs and maintains mobile responsive websites in a content management system (CMS). Below is a list of projects that are recently launched, underway, or slated to start with state agencies, boards and commissions, and cities/towns.
 

Highlights from Recent Projects:


Developing a New Search – you can see the new search on any of the below sites; notice the autosuggest, significantly improved synonym database, and easier to find content. This new search is for agencies using our platform, and those who partner with us. You can see this new search in action on the Delaware News site or the Delaware Courts site. We have also heard from some agencies about specific search engines for specific needs. For example, the Merit Employee Relations Board (MERB) needed a better way to search their legal decisions. Working closely with MERB leadership, we developed a PDF search of their decisions. We are working with a number of agencies on refining their searches. Reach out to us to learn more about search.
Image of the Swifttype Search application on the Office of the Governor's website
Department of Agriculture – the Department wanted to rebrand their agency and develop a new website to better reflect the services and priorities of the agency. Working collaboratively with the Department, we created a new branding strategy, branding guide, and website. The new home page focuses specifically on the actions that users can take on the site.
Image of the Delaware Department of Agriculture homepage
Delaware Division of the Arts – the Division is consistently focused on good design, relevant content, and thinking differently about how to communicate. Their website is a great example of engaging users. Notice their newsroom, podcasts, and subscription call outs.
Image of the Delaware Division of the Arts homepage
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), Alpha – this website is a growing partnership where DNREC is leading the way with an “Alpha” approach.
Image of the DNREC Alpha homepage
Division of Human Relations – in this project, the Division focused on new content development and user-actions. Because the Division had a laser-focus on content, this made our design, build, and launch steps very smooth.
Image of the Division of Human Relations homepage
First State Blog –  we started this statewide blog to focus on seasonal content that celebrates Delaware. We work with Public Information Officers (PIOs) and municipal officials to generate content ideas.
Image of the First State blog homepage
302 Fellowship – agencies often ask us for photos and videos. Only a handful of agencies have their own imagery or photographers, so there is a growing need for licensed images. To build a repository of images, we started the 302 Fellowship – where we engage local photographers to take and submit photos to us during a year of Fellowship. Images can be used on delaware.gov digital properties. This program helps us solve a common problem, and we get to also celebrate local artists in the process!
Image of the 302 Fellowship page with some of the fellows biographies and information
 

Recently Launched State Agency Websites Include:


 

Projects on Deck:


  • Challenges Delaware (50% completed)
  • Delaware Grown (20% completed)
  • Department of Finance (10% completed)
  • Division of Revenue (70% completed)
  • Division of Accounting (40% completed)
  • Division of Small Business (10% completed)
  • Opportunity Zones (5% completed)
  • API Call Styling for numerous projects (5% completed)
  • New Search Implementation (10% completed)
  • Executive Order Archive Implementation and Search (50% completed)
  • Finalize CLF 4.0 written guidance (ongoing)
  • New Delaware Business One Stop (60% completed)
  • Redesign of delaware.gov State Portal (40% completed)
  • Social Media training for agencies (ongoing)

New Projects Scheduled for First Quarter 2019 or After


  • Arden, Delaware
  • Department of Labor
  • Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, Department of State
  • Division of Small Business
  • Greenwood, Delaware
  • State of Delaware ADA Coordinator’s Office
  • Template Designs for OMB
 

Looking for Assistance from GIC?


Please note we currently have a waiting list, and agencies are served on a first-come, first-served basis. As projects complete, we can take on another agency site or project. Please prepare to work with us by visiting the “Steps State Agencies Can Take” page.


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