Recently launched: Kungälvs kommun

Last week, the new site for the Swedish municipality of Kungälv went live. It is, to my knowledge, the first fully web standards compliant municipal website in Sweden. We (myself and the rest of the team at NetRelations) did have to do quite a bit of tweaking to get there though. The CMS used has relatively decent default templates, but they do need some adjusting, so we ended up completely rebuilding most templates from scratch. Since the CMS is based on ASP.NET, there were other issues that needed to be taken care of as well, in order to make validation possible.

After some initial struggling, the site is now valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional, and we're hoping it will stay valid. Most of the site would pass validation against a strict DOCTYPE, but we chose to stick with Transitional for the time being. For those of you who understand Swedish, there are some more details of the project in Ny webbplats för Kungälvs kommun.

Posted on October 6, 2004 in Quicklinks