“A government website will need to be mobile-friendly, easy to navigate, and ADA-accessible.”
Before you begin building or redesigning your government website, you will need to familiarize yourself with your constituents, any federal or state laws or requirements that will apply to your website. Essentially, your site needs to be modernizable, focus on customer experience, adhere to a list of standards, adhere to a high level of privacy and data protection, and maintain a level of accessibility.
How NAOSSOFT can make your government website shine
Government websites may seem boring, but contrary to popular belief, a great government website is anything but! Citizens have come to expect the same experiences from a government site as from private sector designs. The best government websites, especially municipal websites, are very easy to search, well organized and rich in relevant content. But many municipal departments across the country may struggle to do this on their own; read on to see how NAOSSOFT helps local, state and federal governments succeed in these three areas.
Become familiar with the legislation
Before you start building or redesigning your government website, you will need to familiarize yourself with the legislation that will apply to your website. Essentially, your site needs to be modernizable, focus on customer experience, adhere to a list of standards, adhere to a high level of privacy and data protection, and maintain a level of accessibility. There may be country-specific legislation that your site must also comply with.
Do not be afraid! When it comes to background research, NAOSSOFT does all the work for you, so you can focus on what your website needs, rather than getting bogged down in bureaucratic details.
SEO is not just a matter of the private sector. Using clear content written in simple speech not only helps in taking a service-oriented approach, but also contributes to the searchability of a website. When your website appears first on a search engine, it is much more likely to be used by the public. Searchability also goes hand in hand with accessibility, which is central to the design of government websites. NAOSSOFT’s elegant yet simple approach to web design and content makes your government website work for everyone, helping the community that needs it most.
What to Include on a City Website
A city’s website is often the primary source for citizens to obtain information about their local government: this information helps them perform a wide variety of daily tasks and transactions, thereby enriching their lives. Residents and taxpayers should expect to find key information on a city’s website; a local website must be designed with the customer experience in mind to be effective.
A local government should always be transparent in its dealings, and a clear and comprehensive website helps with clarity. Be sure to include city budget information (for the fiscal year and the last three years). Detailed town meetings, agendas and elections are also essential information, giving citizens a chance to participate in their local government. Disclose all key information about elected officials and administrative officials. If these officials have received campaign contributions from vendors who sell services to the city, that information should also appear on the city’s website. Financial and performance audits should be posted, including evaluations of any specific agency or commission. Unfortunately, emergencies still happen, so a local government needs to be prepared: having an area on your homepage or sidebars for alerts is essential for providing updates residents need to know.
Your municipality’s website should contain key information for transactions, but it should also provide a comprehensive list of local events and things to do. Residents and visitors should also know that your municipal government is not only transparent, but also knows where the fun is!
Clear and complete information on how citizens can access public records is of utmost importance. This information should be simple, user-friendly, and easy to find, whether the page is viewed on a desktop or mobile device. Each community has its own needs, and NAOSSOFT’s content and web design are tailored to those specific needs. NAOSSOFT specializes in web content optimized for desktop and mobile devices, so citizens can access everything your site has to offer, regardless of the device they use.
How NAOSSOFT can work for your local government website
Private sector websites tend to target one or more different demographic groups. A government website is different in that it must work to serve all of its citizens, not just a select few. But why should a city or municipality miss a fresh and up-to-date website? Even the smallest local governments now need to learn how to embrace smart web design, and NAOSSOFT helps them do just that. NAOSSOFT is a dynamic and innovative technology company that specializes in top quality web design from start to finish. NAOSSOFT’s committed team is by your side every step of the way to ensure your government website shines, helping to bridge the gaps within communities and thus making them stronger.
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