What is Isomer?
Isomer is an informational website generator created by the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech).
It provides template for website with hosting and is compliant to applicable clauses in the Instruction Manual 8 (IM8), Design Service Standard (DSS) and Usability Checklist (UC).
GovTech builds, provides training and maintains Isomer as a service to all Singapore Government Agencies.
This website that you are seeing now is powered by Isomer.
Does my agency need to worry about IM8 if our website is on Isomer?
Your agency does not need to worry about applicable clauses in IM8 for websites that are on Isomer.
The fulfillment of these clauses will be centrally managed by GovTech.
What are the responsibilities of my agency for a website that is on Isomer?
Your agency will be responsible for maintaining and ensuring that your website content meets content-related standards in DSS.
GovTech will be responsible for website hosting, maintenance, support and ensuring compliance to relevant clauses of the IM8, DSS and UC.
Does my agency need to pay to have our website to be on Isomer?
Isomer is free of charge. The service will cover website hosting, maintenance, support and training for the system.
Does my agency need to migrate the content from our existing website?
Your agency will be responsible for choosing what content to migrate and also the migration of the content.
GovTech will support your agency by providing training.
What are some of the Government websites that are already on Isomer?
These are some of the Government websites that are already on Isomer:
How do Agencies get started on Isomer?
You can reach out to us through this form
What type of websites is Isomer suitable for?
Informational websites are suited to be on Isomer.
You can contact us through this form for more information.
What are my options if I am unable to use Isomer?
Your agency can consider using the Isomer Design System.
Isomer Design System is a collection of UI components and design patterns that were built with the best UX practices in mind. The purpose of the design system is to provide the public with a unified experience across all public-facing government digital services.
Do note that for the Isomer Design System, your agency will be responsible for developing, hosting, maintaining the website and ensuring that the website is compliant to the IM8 and DSS.
Design systems are widely used around the world today: