Work smarter, not harder with skills learned at our Digital Academy

Our Digital Academy has been a sought-after training for several years. We've revamped it and now we're re-launching the Digital Academy to make it easier for content managers around the state to attend and get state-certified.

Orchard design system too good not to share

A brand’s identity sets the tone and ensures consistency, unity, and flexibility across all digital platforms. The Orchard Design System provides a distinctive, consistent visual language, and we’re now making the state branding easily accessible for all.

Why Numerical Data Isn’t Always the Gold Standard

Testing features in GovHub is always full of surprises. The numbers may tell us one thing, but we end up with a whole new perspective after watching our test users. 

Great Teams Break Stuff, Too

Great teams are not great because they never make a mistake. It’s how they respond to it.

New Beginnings for Georgia Trauma Commission

The Trauma Commission connects the state’s network of trauma centers. They oversee the flow of funds from various grants and programs for improvement of the entire Georgia trauma system.

Celebrating 10 Years of Digital Services Georgia

As we turn 10 this year, we’ll keep educating, gathering, analyzing, improving, and reporting alongside our agency partners. We know there will be more challenges and opportunities long before our next milestone; we look forward to solving them together in all the years to come!

An Effective IA is the Backbone of Your Site

Information Architecture keeps your site’s content organized, navigable, accessible, and usable. It establishes the hierarchy of content in your menus as well as the vocabulary you use. And, if it’s not well designed, then much like a poorly constructed building, no one is going to want to visit it, much less step through its doors.

Visualizing Data to Tell Our Stories

The Georgia Data Analytics Center (GDAC) site provides access to easy-to-consume data and analytics from across state government. GDAC provides transparency and accountability to lawmakers, agencies, researchers, and the general public.

We Don’t Support Internet Explorer and Here’s Why

Internet Explorer doesn’t support certain web standards and lacks support for styling and assistive technologies, as well as security. In short, it simply does not perform at the same level that most modern browsers do. In light of Microsoft announcing that it will stop supporting the browser, we decided to stop supporting it too. We have a few key reasons why we made that decision.

Building Visitor Trust Through Design

If your agency is part of GovHub, you know that the unified theming — color palettes, fonts, icon styles, etc. — across sites helps to reassure visitors that they’re getting credible information from trusted government sources. We have options for you if your agency site is not on GovHub, or if you have other applications or websites that would benefit from state branding.