Whether you’re planning a trip into the city, enrolling your child in school or keeping clear of a bushfire, state government websites are a necessary gateway to vital services – but often, they can feel less like a gate and more like a wall.
InDaily asked three of Adelaide’s leading web design experts to give their verdicts on 10 SA government websites.
According to Atomix Creative Director and web usability expert Jamie Esterman, all of them were “below the industry’s standards.”
“None of the government websites listed are at a level which we would deliver for our clients now,” he said.
“The SA Police and Department of Education and Child Development (DECD) websites are particularly poor and are in need of updating, but the CFS and Full Story »
Adelaide | Among the treasured possessions of Adelaide grandmother Dorothy Smith when she passed away were the letters she had kept and read regularly throughout her whole life – letters which often moved her to tears.
The letters were from her brother John Burden, sent to her from active duty on the light cruiser HMAS Perth during World War Two.
Melbourne-born John was 19 when he wrote this letter to his beloved sister (read in the video above).
Two months later, just after midnight on 1 March 1942, he was one of hundreds of Australian sailors lost when the HMAS Perth was torpedoed and sunk by Japanese warships in the Battle of the Sundra Strait.
Of the Perth’s crew of 680, 357 men were lost in ship’s last battle at sea. Others survived only to be captured and become pri Full Story »
WEEKEND PICKS | An exhibition of photographs and field recordings by Australian war artist Shaun Gladwell at the Samstag Museum of Art offers an insight into the experience of soldiers in the 21st century – a timely showing as the nation honours its servicemen and women this weekend.
Other Weekend Picks include the Tasting Australia events in Victoria Square, Silvers Circus, school holiday treat The Magic Chicken, and the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art.
Shaun Gladwell: Afghanistan
This Australian War Memorial travelling exhibition, supported by the Department of Veterans Affairs, comprises photos taken by official war artist Shaun Gladwell when he travelled through Afghanistan and the Middle East with the Australian Defence Force in 2009. It is showing at the Samstag Museum of Art, Full Story »
CONTENT SUPPLIED BY FLINDERS UNIVERSITY | Flinders University will enrich its long-standing relationship with Australia’s nearest neighbour by commencing discussions on the establishment of an Indonesia Cultural House with the backing of the University of Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta.
The concept – which aims to stimulate and enhance soft diplomacy by building cultural awareness through cross-country partnerships – was announced at a symposium hosted by the Flinders Asia Centre on April 14 as part of INDOfest – Australia’s largest annual celebration of Indonesian culture.Full Story »