GREENSBURG, PA – April 13, 2017 —The Westmoreland County Commissioners have announced the launch of a new innovative Westmoreland County (www.co.westmoreland.pa.us) website design. The site’s mobile-friendly content features an exciting vibrant design, improved navigation that is not only built for the community, but in part by the Westmoreland County community.
The new design reflects the Westmoreland County community through color and stunning images as well as carefully thought out navigation and focused content. Westmoreland County’s url, www.co.westmoreiand.pa.us, remains, but that is where the similarities end. Users will discover multiple ways to find what they need through a layout that makes exploring the site fun and simple.
Most of the photos highlighted in the new design were donated by area photographers. These images capture the beauty of our landscapes and communities through the eyes of Westmoreland County residents, helping to showcase why Westmoreland County is a great place to explore, live and work.
In addition, as part of the redesign project kickoff over a year ago, community volunteers participated in website usability sessions with the old website, providing critical feedback on how to improve site organization and navigation in the redesign process.
Westmoreland County Commissioner Chairman Gina Cerilli said “it’s crucial for our county’s website to be updated to a mobile app to make it more convenient for our visitors.”
Cerilli said she’s “excited with the launch of the website, and I thank the public for all their input on our new project.”
In the upcoming months the Westmoreland County website will implement a “Connect Westmoreland” mobile App, named from solicited community input as well. Statistics show more than 33 percent of traffic to the Westmoreland County website takes place on mobile devices, so it’s critical to keep the accessibility to county departments and services ready to meet the expectations of on-the-go lifestyles.
Westmoreland County Commissioner Vice Chairman Ted Kopas applauds those who worked so hard on the project.
“We are so grateful to the community volunteers who helped us during the redesign process. They are proud to call Westmoreland County home, and it clearly shows, not just in their willingness to serve but also the quality of their work on our new modernized website.”
Westmoreland County Commissioner Secretary Charles W. Anderson said “it’s a beautiful new website.” “It took a lot of work to put together. It makes it easier to make contact with the county and to conduct business.”
The goal, said Anderson, is to better serve the people of Westmoreland County.
Other features visitors to the site can expect to see with the new design include:
- increased sharing abilities and connectivity
- available Google-language translation of website
- dedicated transparency section
- customizable notification system “Stay Connected” where users opt-in to email/text alerts
- connection through all platforms, mobile-friendly design
Westmoreland County worked with CivicPlus to develop the new site design. CivicPlus is a web development company located in Manhattan, Kansas, specializing in government website design and production.