State of California

Done/doing (Week of February 23)

Done/doing
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As with last week, we’re focused on Release 3. You can get up to date on what’s been done and is still doing in Github Issue #387. A few toplines below.

Done

  • Shipped latest prototypes (water quality, find shelters, agency contact search, emergency alerts, discount phone service info)
  • Created and refined a new content type (guide) used for the unemployment insurance user need
  • Resolved additional accessibility issues with accordion and step list content modules
  • Completed user acceptance testing testing the latest pages
  • Finished automated end-to-end testing for Water Safety, Local Emergency Alerts prototypes
  • Noticed and fixed inconsistencies in headings, subheadings, and other labels across the website
  • Refined translations, including several fixes to translate dynamic content
  • Deployed a lane closure API that remixes Caltrans data to make it geo-queryable

Doing

  • Tightening up final deliverable by fixing cross browser bugs, adding 3 more user stories, design fixes
  • Synthesizing and summarizing the surveys
  • Taking a deeper dive into testing for accessibility using operating system features as well as third party tools
  • Adding three more user stories to our staging environment in preparation for the final release of Alpha
  • Fixing IE11 and Edge accessibility and functionality bugs
  • Using Azure REST API to Purge CDN content paths automatically. We previously had to purge pages manually, one by one using the Azure Portal
  • Updating our content style guide to reflect what we’ve learned
  • Putting final touches on our prototypes
  • Reflecting on lessons learned throughout the Alpha

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