Content guidelines for the canton of St. Gallen

The canton of St. Gallen is setting new benchmarks online: paring things down to the essentials, offering an innovative design and massively reducing content. A wide range of information has been pooled together and is now available using an intelligent, central search function.

Kanton St. Gallen

The interactive content guide provides us with a tool that is available to the whole team anywhere and at any time, and has significantly improved the quality of our content.

Clemens Nef
Canton of St. Gallen Project Manager

user experience is (also) content

Feedback from a usability test on the old website: ‘If I need to find something, I have to start by translating the officialese’. Ouch! But that was the old way. The new content was all drafted in the users’ own language – officialese is history. A clear content strategy, content guides and coaching sessions enabled 300 cantonal editors to prepare content in a format suitable for online use. The number of pages was reduced by 50%, from 24,000 to 12,000.