The County’s website, jamescitycountyva.gov, has a new look for 2016 that focuses on mobile responsiveness, customization and efficiency. The new website features:
- Mobile responsiveness. The entire website is built to adapt to any device and platform. Use the website anywhere, anytime.
- Improved search. An overhauled search engine features predictive search and more accurate results. Don’t know exactly what you’re looking for? That’s OK, new menus are designed to help you find the services you need in seconds.
- Subscriptions. Subscribe to the news and services you care about and have notifications and reminders sent directly to your email or cell phone.
- A customizable experience. Create a profile and tailor the website to your needs and interests.
- Reduced paperwork. Many forms have been converted to electronic versions that are sent to the right person when submitted.
- Openness and transparency. Search the new Document Center archives for old minutes, agendas, ordinances and more.
- Shareability. See something you like on the website? Share any page, news item or event to social media with ease.
- Increased accessibility for all. All content is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Everything on the website can be dictated with a screen reader. The website can also be translated in over 80 different languages.
- A focus on local imagery. Photography showcases the County’s amenities and natural beauty.
- More efficient government. Staff can update the website from home or in the field. New behind-the-scenes modules streamline dozens of everyday processes.
The web address, jamescitycountyva.gov, and staff email addresses remain the same.
The website was developed through a partnership with CivicPlus, a web development company, specializing in government website design and production. The website cost $56,200 and was offset by money saved through a position that was left vacant following a retirement.
“I am very pleased with the work that has been done on the new website,” says County Administrator Bryan Hill. “Having a site that is available to all on any device allows us to remain open and transparent to our residents and visitors,” Hill added. “CivicPlus gives us the opportunity to remain current with changing technology.”
A video highlighting the new site is available on the County’s YouTube channel.