City of Tuscaloosa Launches Redesigned Responsive, Reactive Website
October 24, 2017
The City of Tuscaloosa is launching a completely redesigned Tuscaloosa.com website Wednesday, Oct. 25. More than a visual overhaul, the new site focuses on users and what they need, not on how City Hall is departmentally organized.
The new website is responsive, which means it responds to the device being used, and it is reactive, which means it reacts to the user’s activity on the site. Most common tasks and searches are prominently featured on the homepage and will automatically adjust based on user habits.
“We take data-driven approaches to projects, and the website data pointed to the people,” said Mayor Walt Maddox. “This website helps us better connect to people and gives them a better connection to City Hall. We’ve been digitally opening the doors to City Hall this year – this website swings those doors wide open.”
More information is presented in a more accessible way. An expanded search function is front and center, which completes traditional online searches and also brings up frequently asked questions related to the search term. An easy-to-use navigation sorts information by function not City Hall department.
The homepage features access to the open data portal, which the City launched in January, increasing transparency.
The City contracted with The Nine, a Tuscaloosa digital creative agency, to build the site.
For more information, visit Tuscaloosa.com. Users can provide feedback through the banner at the top of the homepage.