São Paulo State Government submitted by Adriano Ribeiro, here’s some further insight into the website design:

Jay asked:

This is a great site, can you give us some more information on the structure and how you built the site, and maybe what it was like getting a government entity willing to go along with a clean, simple design like this?

Adriano replied:

The Official Portal of the Government of the State of São Paulo, has new government actions and services for the citizens and information about companies and people directly related to it.

The project took 6 months and was developed by A2 Comunicação ( with a team of 8 developers. We use a proprietary CMS tool to fulfill all our client’s demands and be able to validate the accessibility of all pages.

There were many other small projects developed for the government, and they helped us show them that a clean design can make the access to information by the citizen a lot more easy.

We love this sort of back and forth! Please share more background into your design decisions when you submit your websites so we can share it.


Gene Crawford

With over a decade of experience in the industry he has overseen the design and architecture of hundreds of web sites and applications. An active member in the design community, he's the editor & producer of, the ConvergeSE, ConvergeFL, ConvergeRVA and the Breaking Development conference series.

  • Definitely one of the most impressive projects I’ve seen for a long time. Mr.Ribeiro and the team at A2 Comunicação have done a great job with the The Official Portal of the Government of the State of São Paulo.
    The information architecture, layouts, screen elements and especially the typography is so well done, even though I don’t know Portuguese, I noticed I could browse the portal with no problems at all 🙂
    The navigation scheme and elements are brilliant, and provide a very intuitive use, browsing through the big amount of data.
    The friendly and clear tone throughout the portal will definitely help citizens enjoy government-related context more and very frequent.

  • I noticed that as well Oygar, I don’t know the language yet had a very “familiarized” feel with it as I navigated through the site.

    The sub page look is tremendous.