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Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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200 I Street, SE
5th Floor
Washington, DC 20003
octo@dc.gov

Phone: (202) 727-2277
Fax: (202) 727-6857
TTY: 711

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DC Digital Inclusion 


Rob Mancini
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District Government Web Style and Standards


The DC.Gov web portal was developed to provide 24-hour access to government services, support a new channel of information to and from residents, and integrate agency services. It is important that all agency websites on the portal present a unified, consistent presence to enhance usability for web visitors.

Web Style

The District of Columbia Web Style Guide is designed to give District agency web authors clear, up-to-date, and easy-to-use information for writing or editing documents, memos, presentations, and other online content.

It reflects the accepted guidelines and format authorized for the DC.Gov web portal and provides guidance on punctuation, capitalization, spelling, terminology, word or formatting usage, names, numbers, bullets, hyphenation, abbreviations, acronyms, and more. New items will be added as the content editing process continues to develop.

All District employees who produce written materials for internal and public use or contribute to the DC.Gov web portal will find the style guide useful.

Download a copy of the Web Style Guide[PDF] or contact the OCTO Web Team at (202) 727-2727 or send comments if you have any style questions.

District Web Interface Standards

Web standards help streamline the DC portal development process, standardize the District's face to the world, and maximize the web experience for users.

The standards guides provide specific standards regarding appropriate content for the website; font sizes and styles; photos and graphics; Disability Act 508 standards; posting requests; forms and new applications; technical specifications; and more.

The DC.Gov web portal is transitioning to a new look and feel. Throughout this time, we will publish revised standards for the new portal.

Information regarding web development service level agreements, training and publishing procedures is available on the OCTO Web Team Intranet website. Please note: this site is only accessible to District government employees.

Drupal 7 Reference Guide and User Manual

Drupal 7 Reference Guide and User Manual

Drupal 7 Reference Guide and User Manual

 
DC Government Web Style Guide

DC Government Web Style Guide

The DC Government Web Style Guide is designed to give agency web authors clear, up-to-date, and easy-to-use information for writing or editing documents, memos, presentations, and online other online content.

 
DC Agency User Interface Standards-2002 to 2010

DC Agency User Interface Standards-2002 to 2010

View this quick reference guide to learn about standards for District agency websites regarding look and feel, content placement, usability and more. This guide addresses look and feel from 2002-2010.

 
DC Center Site User Interface Standards-2002 to 2010

DC Center Site User Interface Standards-2002 to 2010

View this quick reference guide to learn about standards for District center sites regarding look and feel, content placement, usability and more. This guide addresses look and feel from 2002-2010. Note, center websites pull information together about specific topics or for specific audiences.

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