At a glance
To bring a pilot site onto the new, whole-of-government digital platform, Single Digital Presence and help Victorian government consolidate its government websites.
Background: Single Digital Presence (SDP) is the Victorian Government’s new whole-of-government digital platform to make it easier for citizens to find, understand and use Victorian Government information. SDP consists of three products — (an open-source platform based on Lagoon), (a headless Drupal CMS distribution) and coupled with Nuxt (the frontend presentation layer). .
DPC needed pilot sites that could be built as part of the SDP project, while also creating reusable elements for the new SDP platform. The became the second pilot site for the SDP. (The first pilot site was the Governor of Victoria website — .)
The DTF site was a little different to the Governor of Victoria pilot site — instead of Salsa driving the build and technology, this time DPC wanted to drive it internally to incorporate in-house learnings into the broader SDP project going forward.
The site’s foundation was based on many of the components Salsa and DPC had created for the Governor of Victoria website, and then DPC built onto that, creating its own components and Drupal themes to meet the specific DTF requirements. DTF led the design process to create a new look and feel for the site.
Salsa provided frontend and backend resources to supplement DPC’s internal team.
A new, improved site
An easy-to-use content management system (CMS)
An up-to-date CMS, which minimises security risks
A responsive site, that can be viewed on desktops, tablets or smartphones
A better citizen-experience through improved content, visual design and user interface
An accessible site
Reduced operational costs because the site is built on the new Bay platform
Benefits to DPC included key learnings from driving the pilot site build themselves, which they can use in the future as more sites come on board the SDP platform.
Read more about SDP
SDP is a total digital solution, a digital landscape the Victorian Government can use to create a unified online presence. Below are more related Salsa publications covering everything from the value proposition to technical case studies:
- — an overview of the process, from tender to launch.
- — key insights into the value proposition for citizens, the Victorian Government and content authors
- — a deep technical analysis of the three products within the SDP - Bay, Tide and Ripple
- — Find out about Victoria’s new open source platform
- — Find out about Victoria’s new open source CMS
- — Find out about Victoria’s new presentation layer and Atomic Library of reusable design elements
- — SDP pilot site