Wellington launched an updated version of its web site this week. Still located at www.wellingtonfl.gov, the village’s official web site has been redesigned and redeveloped to be more intuitive and accessible, as well as give the village’s online presence a fresh and modern look.
The redesigned site, which serves more than 200,000 unique visitors and has more than 1 million page views per year, includes major improvements to its design and back-end technology infrastructure and aims to improve the service experience for Wellington residents and businesses.
“Wellington is dedicated to transparency; one of our primary responsibilities is to ensure that residents and businesses can access the information and services they need to live, work and play,” Village Manager Paul Schofield said. “For many people, the village’s web presence is the primary way they will interact with their local government, so we have created a space which is accessible, service-oriented and, of course, easy to use.”
With more than half of users accessing Wellington’s site via a mobile device, the redesign team focused on improving the mobile experience.
The village worked with government web site specialists CivicPlus to create the new site that is mobile responsive and accessible on desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile devices. Designed to be user-friendly, www.wellingtonfl.gov provides intuitive navigation, quickly directing users to the information they need.
Additional improvements include a cleaner look and a prioritization of service-oriented functions like bill pay, service request, public records requests, and permit and licensing information.
Among the site’s tools and features are: a dynamic home page with updated news and calendar items; emergency home page alerts; Google Translate availability; Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance; improved mobile site; and integration with Alert Wellington, the village’s new emergency notification system.