For the first time since 2001, the City of Kingston website is being redesigned to make it more useful for all users and optimized for new mobile devices that include smartphones and tablets. And the public is being asked to make suggestions on how they would prefer to access City information, services and programs online.
“It’s time for us as a community to discuss how we want to engage and interact with the City online. The way people use the Internet has changed dramatically,” said the City’s Chief Information Officer, David Johnston. “We’ve added thousands of pages to the City’s site over the years and we need public input to help us set our ‘e-service’ priorities.”
He additionally noted that the new website will be designed with mobile devices in mind and is planned to go live online by the end of 2012.
The City is now working with eSolutions Group to collect input for this redesign and plans to develop three possible designs for presentation to the public later this Spring. The final design is expected to be complete by the end of April, at which point the technical functions of the website will begin.
A Your Opinion survey has been set up to allow all Kingstonians the chance to weigh-in on what they would like to see on this new site. The survey can be found online at www.CityofKingston.ca/new-website .