New look for counties’ websites

Websites of two Central Alberta counties recently received fresh, modern new looks.

Websites of two Central Alberta counties recently received fresh, modern new looks.

Ease of access to information is the focus of Red Deer County’s new website.

“Although the previous version of our municipal website served the organization well, the new rdcounty.ca will be a big step forward in keeping our residents informed,” said county manager Curtis Herzberg in a media release. “There are several new tools that residents will be able to access. Each of these tools is aimed at making information accurate and easy to find.”

Features added to the new site include an enlarged search box, mobile compatibility, a scrolling news bar and menus containing frequently accessed subject matter.

The website has received more than 85,000 visits over the last year, according to the county. Visitors were seeking information on everything from county programs to council information.

As well as the addition of new practical features, it’s also undergone significant aesthetic changes. Large font and the integration of screen reading technology formatting make it easily usable for the visually impaired.

Lacombe County communications co-ordinator Lantry Vaughan described changes to that county’s website as “more of a software upgrade than an actual redesign”.

“It’s kind of like a new version of Windows: It’s kind of the same, but it’s kind of different,” he said.

New hosting means administrators will benefit from enhanced tech support, he added.

The counties’ respective websites can be viewed by visiting www.rdcounty.ca and www.lacombecounty.com.

 

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