Kenora, ON – The City of Kenora is excited to share its new website featuring a brand new look with an elegant new design and user-friendly navigation options.
Kenora.ca’s new vibrant home page allows users to choose where to go next within Visiting, Living, Government, Business, Getting Active and What’s New sections. The goal of the new design was to make the City’s site cleaner and simpler, as well as refocus the content on City services and core functions for all stakeholders all while meeting and exceeding the current website Accessibility Standards.
Kenora.ca was redesigned as a community portal in 2012 with North America’s Premier Boating Destination branding at the centre of the website initiative. A thorough review of content was carried out over the last several months with City staff contributing to edits and suggestions for new information with a strong focus on the quality and accessibility of the content provided.
Website statistics were analyzed to discover the most popular explored pages along with inquiries made by the public for information they are interested in on our site. From this research, new information has been added, such as snow removal schedule and maps, accessibility information, age-friendly community, volunteer firefighter recruitment, common by-laws for residents, disruptions and closures, and citizenship awards have all been added.
New features include
- Look Ahead Navigation – to reduce the number of clicks to explore the site
- Social media pull-out
- Latest news ticker
- Department contacts on each page
- Website feedback form
- Responsive Functionality for compatibility with all browsers and mobile devices
- Signup for alerts & news
- Improved City event calendar
- Font size adjustment option
Visitors to the new site can stay informed with the latest City of Kenora news through the new what’s new blog. The blog will contain richer online content such as press releases, featured events and public notices. Going forward the website will be updated with new or revised content as needed to keep our residents, visitors, staff and other stakeholders informed of City policies, programs and services. A powerful search tool is planned to be added before the end of 2017.
We invite everyone to explore the new site and share comments through the Feedback button which will stay active for the next few months.
Kerri Holder, Communications Clerk
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