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GoCoastGuard.com

Recruiting website for the United States Coast Guard.

Screenshot of GoCoastGuard.com

The United States Coast Guard has been a client of LMO since before I started working there years ago. When they needed a new website I was lucky enough to be the front-end developer that got to work on it. Sure I was the only front-end developer with the company at the time but still.

Requirements for GoCoastGuard.com

The two big front-end requirements for GoCoastGuard.com was that it needed to be responsive and it needed to meet Section 508 compliance. Knowing that the Section 508 refresh was coming (though it took another 4 years to happen) I made the website meet WCAG 2.0 AA standards as well. I always prefered WCAG over Section 508, while there are more rules to follow I found it much easier to verify.

During the build process I continually tested pages to ensure the responsive design worked on a wide variety of devices. I also tested for accessibility through the process as it is easier to fix mistakes early instead of pushing them through the entire site.