Monday, May 29, 2017

New City of Quesnel Website on Wednesday

Courtesy of the City of Quesnel:

The City of Quesnel is launching its new website May 31, 2017. The need for a new website was identified in Council’s Strategic Priorities in 2016 and 2017.

For potential residents, the City website is often the first impression of the community. For current residents, it is a portal to important information regarding programs, services, current initiatives, taxes and utilities. The old website was outdated, with poor navigation, and missing information.

Launched prior to the proliferation of smart phones, the website did not display well on mobile devices and had a meager search function.

The new City website offers easy navigation, with “mega-menus”, an “I want to” menu and an improved search function. These new features will get site visitors the information they are looking for, quickly. The website also includes online forms for reporting a problem, submitting feedback to the City, applying for a business license, or for a job. Other interactive features include map views of capital projects and points of interest for visitors, as well as a tool to determine whether a building permit is needed for a project, and a tool to determine the next garbage day for any residential address in the City.

The new website is designed to be accessible with a large, readable font size, and best practices implemented for ease of use by screen readers. The website is designed with mobile use in mind, so users will be able to access information regardless of the device they are using to view the site. A translate feature will allow any page on the site to be translated into most world languages, so international travellers or investors can learn about the city.

Engaged residents can subscribe to receive updates on news, events, jobs, or bid opportunities. With the new website design, the City will be well connected to the community.

On Wednesday, May 31, 2017: visit the new City website at

Quesnel Mayor Bob Simpson stated:

"It’s essential to Quesnel's future that our web presence fully represents the resiliency and vibrancy of our community. Our new website fully achieves that strategic objective while at the same time offering residents improved opportunities to stay informed and to more easily engage in the City's many initiatives."

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