After ten years of service, the City sought to replace their aging municipal website with a scalable, leading-edge solution that offers greater functionality and ease-of-use for their audiences and staff. City staff were focused on a complete reorganization of website content along with a modern and mobile-first design. They looked for a platform with intuitive content management tools where departmental staff could easily create and manage website content, streamlining workloads for their Communications Team.
To achieve their aim, we helped the City launch a brand-new website and corresponding mobile app. Our strategists worked with the City and a local content consultant to fully transform their sitemap and content, making it much easier for people to locate information. The new menu needed to be intuitive and content needed to be organized with three distinct audiences in mind. City staff were engaged from the start and shaped every piece of content for an excellent user experience. We customized our best-practices Drupal 8 municipal solution to launch a flexible website and app that serve the City's needs.
The City's new website features a very unique homepage, where different content displays if the user selects to view as a resident, business, or visitor. Pages feature scannable icons and clear, concise information. The vertical main menu design is mobile-first for an easy-to-navigate user experience on every screen size.
To give people more options to keep up-to-date on the latest news, without needing to check back to the website, a complementary mobile app gives customizable push notifications and lets users communicate directly with the City while on the go. The new website's launch coincided with the COVID-19 health crisis. City staff have quickly provided helpful information to their audiences, leveraging the website's customizable homepage banner, announcements and alerts, and email notification system. Check out the new website here.