City of New Westminster launches refreshed website
New Westminster – The City of New Westminster is pleased to launch a refreshed website featuring improved site navigation, new features, and an updated look and feel.
“Our public website is one of the primary sources for city information, so it is essential that information can be found quickly and efficiently” said Mayor Jonathan Coté. “The refreshed City of New Westminster website incorporates many best practices in website design creating an improved user experience.”
Under the guidance of the communications department, a website committee comprising staff representatives from each city department was formed to provide direction and feedback on the project. The re-design process also included consultation with the public through an online survey and a community focus group to better understand how residents, businesses, and visitors use the site and access information.
Working with award-winning website design firm Graphically Speaking and web developers Smallbox, the website committee reviewed local government sites from around the world and incorporated the latest in best practices and user experience design.
Key features of the refreshed website include a new eight tab navigation structure, a new “I Want to” section, online services page, improved calendar of events and projects on the go feature, and enhanced “What’s Happening” section on the homepage. Additionally, the Parks and Recreation website has now been incorporated into the City of New Westminster site to provide easier access to service and program information. The refreshed website is also fully optimized for mobile devices.
The new website can be viewed at www.newwestcity.ca
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