City of Seattle's website, Seattle.gov, gets a makeover

City of Seattle's website, Seattle.gov, gets a makeover

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City of Seattle's website, Seattle.gov, gets a makeover

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by KING5.com

NWCN.com

Posted on October 14, 2010 at 10:54 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 14 at 10:57 AM

SEATTLE -- The city of Seattle has rolled out a major redesign of their website, Seattle.gov, featuring a more streamlined look, better access to city services and increased social media presence.

Instead of nine portals, the website's interface has five portals: Business in Seattle, Living in Seattle, Visiting Seattle, City Services, and City Departments, with more direct access to the city's most used web pages

The revamped website also has more information about the city's infrastructure and operations, including locations of city facilities, crime data and food banks.

It features several new online resources: Recovery.Seattle.gov, shows how the city is using money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; GrowSeattle.com helps existing Seattle businesses access city services; and its crime map features an interactive map of police reports by officers responding to incidents around the city.

There are now 23 percent fewer links on the homepage, down 24 from 106.

"I've heard from people around the city that we needed to improve how our government offered information and services online," said Mayor Mike McGinn in a released statement. "The redesigned web site supports our efforts to make city government more accessible and transparent. I am pleased that we were able to rely on the hard work of city staff in the Department of Information Technology to move closer to this goal."

Seattle.Gov is visited by more than one million users every month, and has content in more than 30 languages.  Read the city's news release on the redesign for more information.

 

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