The City of Little Rock is unveiling its updated, responsive website today along with a new domain name – littlerock.gov.
“This update demonstrates a continued commitment to improve the services provided by the City, whether they are street repairs, public safety enhancements, or new websites, ” City Manager Bruce T. Moore said. “We are all becoming digital denizens. Like the 311 app and open data portals that launched earlier this year, littlerock.gov is another big step in innovation that gives everyone the tools they need to be connected and informed residents.”
The new mobile-friendly site was made with the user experience in mind for residents, businesses, and visitors who are coming to look for board agendas, find out about various programs and services, search for information, see when meetings are taking place, and check for news updates.
Users will find several new features in the modern, clean design of the new site, including:
* Audience-based navigation
* Social media integration
* Easy-to-use modules for events, city news, agendas and minutes
* New content features such as employee profiles
* E-newsletters to stay connected to various departments
* Dynamic FAQs that are searchable by keyword and filterable by category
The website was developed in partnership with Aristotle. The last redesign took place in 2002, and technology and web design have changed significantly in the years since.
“We know more users are looking at websites on phones and tablets than ever before, so it was imperative that the next iteration of our web presence be able to adapt to all devices,” Information Technology Director Randy Foshee said.
Additionally, the new website utilizes best practices for Section 508 compliance to make information technology accessible to people with disabilities. A new Google Translate feature allows for the site to be translated into 10 languages.