of Canada Web Sites
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
- ensure multiple browser and cross-platform
- manage translation issues;
- troubleshoot programming;
- provide expert editing in both official
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,
- ... providing device-independent scripting
if required ...
- ... MS Index Server indexing, searching,
Quillfire can help you.
Some GoC examples:
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.
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,
"Common Look & Feel", Official
Languages Act, and other federal government accessibility standards
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
- includes intranet section;
- includes system to publish data on over 400 harbours nationally from Access
database, with custom-generated tables at minimum file sizes;
allow for adding any number of photos with no additional HTML to create or
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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