North Battleford has launched a new city website which promises to be more modern and user-friendly.
The site was officially launched Wednesday and communication coordinator Susanne Abe said it is a big upgrade over the previous one, which has been in use since 2013.
“We felt we had to get with the times and make the site easier to access with smartphones and tablets,” Abe said. “It a needed a new look and had to be restructured too. “
Placing the search bar front and centre on the site is the biggest change according to Abe. She said now users can simply type in a keyword pertaining to what they want to find, instead of jumping through hoops to find what they need.
There are now “quick links” at the top of the site which will take users directly to frequently used services like making payments or getting permits.
One tweak the city is especially excited about is a new quick link to the city calendar.
“We are going to put everything in the calendar that relates to leisure services events and if facilities are closed. We will also have events listed on their like the Christmas tree drop-off.”
The final major addition Abe talked about was the FAQ quick link for questions the city receives on a daily basis.
The communication coordinator said the city hopes the FAQ page will help residents quickly find the answers they need and avoid a call or visit to city hall. However, she said staff at the facility are more than happy to answer questions in person.
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