Web Development

Web Development Unit

Who we are

The Web Development unit is the part of the Department of Technology’s Web Services branch.
We are a small team of professionals that include UX/UI designers, content designers, UX researchers and web developers. Web developers’ main focus is to design and build user-centered and accessible web solutions based on thorough research and data.

What we do

We do efficient and accessible web development and engineering based on the industry's best practices making our web solutions high performant, easy to maintain and integrate.
We are the gatekeepers of The Website Standards policy that is designed to strengthen usability, accessibility and quality of State of California websites
We update, maintain, develop and iterate the State Template that is designed to promote a responsive and standard look and feel to ensure uniform user experience across state entities
We develop human-centered web solutions for various state entities and the governor’s office quick response initiatives, such as covid.ca.gov. response.ca.gov and myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov much more
We design, develop, test and release accessible web tools and components that help state web developers to build consistent web products
We help the state developers and webmasters community by providing assistance on resolving their State Template issues
We are providing consultation on how to implement the latest WCAG requirements and make their web solutions ADA compliant

Web development principles

Code with accessibility in mind
Develop with mobile first approach
Focus on quality and performance
Keep it simple. Make sure that your code is easy to understand and integrate
Work with UI/UX designers at the early stages of the project to provide feasibility and accessibility guidelines
Use State Template's codebase and ADA compliant components to ensure a uniform user experience
Consistently test your solutions for accessibility, usability and performance
Look for user's feedback and do progressive product/code enhancements

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