There’s a new website for the City of Orlando.
As we mentioned the new CityofOrlando.net is built on the WordPress platform and provides a much cleaner and easier way to find what you are looking for.
The new website provides a main navigation for businesses, residents and visitors. There are links for development projects, events, government, services and a quick “I need to…” link.
The old website was built in 1996 and had not seen a major refresh since.
Michele Brennan, Director of Office of Communications & Neighborhood Relations, told the City Council members today, “we wanted to build a new site that would be better for our users.”
Brennan told the council that the new design is focused on:
- Clean design
- Easy access to news and events
- Mobile compatibility
- Unified page design
- Improved search
- Easier navigation
It isn’t just about a new design and technology, the new site also is the first time the site content had been reviewed and rewritten.
Brennan said that they took a site with over 10,000 pages and reduced it to just under 1,000 pages.
Unfortunately, all of the old URLs now result in a page not found error so you’ll have to update your favorite links and shy away from using Google to search the new site until the site gets re-indexed by Google.
The good news is the new site has a better search tool that you can use to find what you are looking for.
The website was built and designed by an internal team at the City of Orlando.
Let us know what you think of the new website.