Chaos Engineering is the discipline of experimenting on a system in order to build confidence in the system’s capability to withstand turbulent conditions in production.
The web should be a platform that helps people and provides a net positive social benefit. As we continue to evolve the web platform, we must therefore consider the ethical consequences of our work. The following document sets out ethical principles that will drive the TAG’s continuing work in this direction.
The W3C’s Technical Architecture Group lays out their set of ethical design principles as applied to the Web and—surprise—they’re solid:
- There is one web
- The web should not cause harm to society
- The web must support healthy community and debate
- The web is for all people
- Security and privacy are essential
- The web must enable freedom of expression
- The web must make it possible for people to verify the information they see
- The web must enhance individuals’ control and power
- The web must be an environmentally sustainable platform
- The web is transparent
- The web is multi-browser, multi-OS and multi-device
- People should be able to render web content as they want
How to plan, write, and manage content at 18F.
The words we use can make the difference between forging positive connections or creating distance in our personal and professional lives. Particularly in writing, impact is more important than intent.
As we build government services, we want to ensure they are accessible and welcoming to everyone who needs to use them. Inclusive language helps us to be more accurate and build trust with our users.
Plain language makes it easier for the public to read, understand, and use government communications.
Led by the incomparable Nicole Fenton, the team at 18F recently relaunched plainlanguage.gov, an exceptional website full of writing guidelines, examples, and resources. While the Plain Writing Act of 2010 mandates that government resources be written in clear, concise language, there’s ample evidence that agencies have been slow to update problematic services.
It’s heartening to see GSA tackle the matter head on.
A recent interview with a candidate got me thinking about values.
Or, more specifically, web pages are cake. Here's why.
Hawaii.gov leverages text, SQL, JSON, RSS and ATOM data sources for content and Git for version control. Markdown, a markup language, and Liquid Templates combine the dynamic and static data sources.
Hawaii.gov is designed for mobile with a touch-first Responsive web design. Built for touch, speech, and with accessibility for all users, the new design showcases the very best in Web design thinking.