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Residents Get Sneak Peek at New County Website

by Ethan Rothstein — August 29, 2013 at 11:30 am 741 0

New Arlington websiteArlington County has given a sneak preview at what could be its redesigned website.

The county recently asked residents to participate in an online survey to gauge how user-friendly the website is. Arlington has kept its essential blue-and-white color-scheme, but changed the layout of the site to make it easier to navigate for residents and less focused on county government’s hierarchy.

The site will use the open-source content management system WordPress, and is designed to respond to frequent resident tasks — such as paying parking tickets and checking in on building construction — right from the home page.

The typeface is considerably larger than the current website, while there are distinctly fewer items on the homepage, streamlining it for the most common uses. The new design is expected to be implemented by the end of the year.

Screenshot via Arlington County

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