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Common Look and Feel

Quillfire has been employing the Government of Canada (GoC) "Internet Guide" and "Common Look and Feel" (CLF) principles in our work on GoC web sites since we began operation in 1998.

If you need help implementing Treasury Board's CLF standards in your existing or new web site, Quillfire has the skills and experience.

We are familiar with challenges involved in adhering to the standards for accessibility, navigation and official languages in your intranet or extranet site.

Quillfire personnel have worked with federal government program officers, managers and senior officials, technical and other support staff, since 1987.

Quillfire has the skills and experience to ...

  • manage your site content information;
  • communicate effectively with client representatives and team members in both official languages;
  • interact productively with complex decision-making structures;
  • ensure multiple browser and cross-platform testing;
  • manage translation issues;
  • troubleshoot programming;
  • provide expert editing in both official languages.

Whether it be ...

  • ... following the CLF guidelines as per client requirements ...
  • ... developing site architecture ...
  • ... optimizing graphics ...
  • ... preparing information in multiple formats ...
  • ... using appropriate HTML coding ...
  • ... implementing cascading style sheets if required ...
  • ... managing the complexities of creating/revising a GoC web site ...
  • ... emphasizing user accessibility ...
  • ... scripting: client/server side, ASP, JavaScript, CGI ...
  • ... providing device-independent scripting if required ...
  • ... MS Index Server indexing, searching, reporting,

Quillfire can help you.

Some GoC examples:

Essential Skills web site, Human Resources Development Canada:

  • Quillfire created new top-level pages for the Essential Skills site and re-designed the home page and introduction portions of the Essential Skills: Occupational Profiles sub-site;
  • fully bilingual Government of Canada site, conforming to departmental, Treasury Board, "Common Look & Feel", Official Languages Act, and other federal government accessibility standards and guidelines.

A Collection of Authentic Workplace Materials web site, Human Resources Development Canada:

  • sub-site of the Essential Skills web site;
  • provides key information on authentic workplace materials collected and analyzed as part of the Essential Skills Research Project, facilitates searching the sub-site by various methods, and presents a selection of approximately 50 samples of authentic workplace materials in PDF images;
  • an on-line counterpart of the printed version of Step into the World of Workplace Learning: A Collection of Authentic Workplace Materials, also produced by Quillfire;
  • fully bilingual Government of Canada site, conforming to departmental, Treasury Board,
  • "Common Look & Feel", Official Languages Act, and other federal government accessibility standards and guidelines.

Small Craft Harbours Branch, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (1998 version):

  • fully bilingual Government of Canada site, conforming to departmental, Treasury Board, Official Languages Act, and other federal government style guidelines;
  • includes intranet section;
  • includes system to publish data on over 400 harbours nationally from Access database, with custom-generated tables at minimum file sizes;
  • script displays any one of approximately 400 harbour photos (JavaScript);
  • script-generated HTML photo pages (JavaScript) minimize maintenance, and allow for adding any number of photos with no additional HTML to create or maintain.

Feedback on Quillfire's Work

"Every time I visit your site I'm impressed with its thoroughness, attention to detail and attractiveness! It's a perfect example of how a branch can use the DFO Internet elements and conform to the DFO Internet policy and guidelines while still having a distinct and beautiful visual identity. I hope you have received a lot of positive feedback, you deserve it!" - DFO Communications officer

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