Skip to Main Content State Portal CA.gov About the Portal The CA.gov portal serves as the front door to all State department websites, providing immediate access to major topic areas, news, hundreds of online services, and millions of pages of web content. Links to local help directories (e.g., 211, 311, 511) are provided on the homepage. The CA.gov offers online live help/chat, a feedback survey, emergency alerts and advisories, telephone directories and keyword/name searches, email link for questions, and more. State Portal & Refresh California undertook a major redesign effort during 2007, bringing hundreds of State departments into a common look-and-feel. This was a significant undertaking, given the size and complexity of the State of California government. Departments were required to refresh their websites by November 1, 2007. In 2012, CA.gov launched its responsible design website for desktop, smartphone, or tablet users. The responsive design template is available on WebTools. Visitors to CA.gov websites experience consistency. There is an online brand, a common look, tabbed navigation, standardized color palette, and key features in the same place. Tools are available to help State webmasters implement the accessible, CA.gov branded template on WebTools. Read more about the 2007 refresh Awards and Recognition View awards Photos View photos from various events Portal Related Documents & Resources CA.gov Design Checklist (PDF) – CA.gov checklist California In-Touch Vision (PDF) – May 2006 Memo: Redesign of the California Portal (PDF) – Announcement of the California portal and template standards, January 2007 Policy and Issues Management Framework: Statewide Portal Project (PDF) – May 2006 Policy Notice – Website Development Guidelines (PDF) – Policy notice for State website development, January 23, 2007 Portal eServices Concept Exploration Document (PDF) – April 2007 Request for Extension or Exemption (DOC) – Use this form to request and extension or exemption from the Statewide template Standards – Accessibility, usability, and separation of content 0 Comments Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.