The zh.ch website is the most important information and service platform for the cantonal administration of Zurich. The canton of Zurich aims to provide its users with easy access to all its services. And users want to be able to interact with the canton swiftly and efficiently.
The website underwent a complete redesign. This required all stakeholders to move away from the traditional approach and step into the users’ shoes. The task list included a new concept for the content, a new layout, accessibility and device-independent access.
We were the general contractor for the new website for the canton of Zurich and worked on the project with our partners One Inside and Zeix. Our team was in charge of the concept, design, agency project management and testing.
An Implementation That Meets Many Needs
The implementation of zh.ch was geared towards the standard requirements for websites: Responsiveness, performance, platform independence, iterative improvement and accessibility. The solution was implemented using modern web technologies and standards: Typescript, HTTP2, CSS3 and HTML5. By using the Adobe Experience Manager as a content management system, authors can enter, edit and publish content quickly, easily and intuitively. More than 300 authors work to create and maintain the website. Technical and content guidelines were implemented to support them in this process. These will ensure that zh.ch remains consistent in terms of both content and structure.