For Local Government Web Design, some things simply can’t be missed. For example, you can’t forget to tweet or share a message on Facebook when a newly elected official takes office. Or, if there’s new legislation that has recently passed, you can’t forget to have the moving animation story plastered on the front page of your website, can you?
For local governments, and officials, you have more important things to do and think of than the Local Government Web Design and how your website should look.
But, your website is important, and you need to make sure it’s properly tailored for your citizens, as well as on a national basis, in the event the news that’s taking place locally, does impact others outside your town. When it comes to designing your website, Web Design of York can help!
News and Features: Content is King
Your website should allow content like social media posts, news stories, press releases, and videos, to take center stage. We’ll make sure this is the case when we are creating the Local government web design template for your government/city’s page. There are numerous ways to allow content to take the main stance on your website. We’ll make sure it is integrated into the homepage, and that visitors can quickly and easily find the content they are looking for when they visit the site.
Bold Colors & Links: Social Media takes Center Stage
You need to have social media accounts for the government. At least Facebook and Twitter. And, elected officials should also have accounts. We’ll integrate your social media links onto your website, and we can also incorporate large, bold icons, with the Local government web design template we choose to utilize in designing the site as well. The new Instagram logo is clean, crisp, and bold. In terms of the lettering, images, and lighting, we’ll also make sure it’s bold, fresh, and looks great in all lights. You want your website to look good, and it should stand for something. When implementing the colors for your site, we’ll choose fresh, crips, and bright.
Yes, flat design is a good option when it comes to Local government web design. It enhances the site on both desktop and mobile sites. And, speaking of mobile sites, we’ll also create a mobile website that looks good on all devices visitors are accessing the website from. With governments, a single, edge-to-edge page, has become a popular choice when it comes to creating a website. Our team have experience creating multiple templates over the years, which utilize this flat design.
It’s elegant, clean, looks good on all devices, and it offers all of the relevant information which your visitors are looking for, on a single page. There’s no clicking through multiple links or having to go on a mission, for them to find the relevant information, which is most important to them when they’re visiting the site. It’s all right in front of them, in a clean, evenly displayed template.
Goodbye to Stock Photos
Today, professional photos are in; you can’t get by with old, dated stock photos. They don’t look good, they detract from your government’s appearance/image, and they are not good from an SEO standpoint either. When it comes to search engine optimization, even government websites can take a hit when they are not playing by the rules. You want to use fresh images, professionally captured images, and use the right extension (jpg or image), not those old stock photos that are older than the elected official that’s been in office the longest in your local community.
Flashing Animation: Stories as they Take Place
If you’ve ever visited a website, which has a story that is on the homepage, and about 10 to 15 seconds later, a new picture and headline pop up, this is what flashing animation is. Think about it, for government, you have 10, 15, or even 20 new stories taking form on a weekly (sometimes daily) basis. What if you could integrate all of the important stories, upcoming elections, new legislation, and important information right on the home screen? And, what if you could continually cycle those stories, as new, breaking news is taking place in your area?
When you hire our team at Web Design of York for web design services, we can incorporate this feature into the Local government web design template we choose to utilize. Not only is it going to keep your citizens in the loop, but it is also going to allow you to loop in local stories and updates as they take form, without having to write a press release each day.
3D Icons are In
Today we can incorporate 3D images onto your website. Look at an iPhone (or any smartphone) for a minute. You see the icons for
- NewsLocal stories
- Gmail/email, and so forth?
Those are 3D icons. We can incorporate these onto the homepage of your website as well. Not only does it help add a modern feel and vibe, but it is also something that people are familiar with. You don’t have to explain it to them. So, even older residents will know how to access local weather or find news stories. It’s easy, it’s common, and it looks good. These images need to be embedded onto your Local government web design, and we’ll make sure they take form in a place where visitors can easily find the icons when they visit.
Ultimately, a website has to look good, and it should be recognizable, meaning visitors know where they are and what information they’re going to find there. Especially as it relates to a government’s website, you don’t want to get too flashy or take a bold approach at recreating the wheel. If you don’t have an in-house team to build your website, allow Web Design of York to work with you. We offer years of experience designing Local government website design, and we can custom create a template that’s perfectly suited to your citizens, and their needs, when they visit your site.
Contact us today for a quote or to learn more about our services.