The Isle of Wight Council have launched a new look version of its website – www.iwight.com – this morning (Monday).
The site, which had almost 11 million page views and over 1.2 million unique visitors in 2012, has been given a fresh look to make it easier for users to find information and services.
The council began a review of its website early last year and began building the new site, giving it a fresh, colourful and up to date look.
Richard Williams, head of ICT at the Isle of Wight Council said; “More and more people and businesses engage with the council online and it is important the council has a website that meets demand and is adaptable.
“Feedback showed that people sometimes had difficulties finding the information they were after. The refresh seeks to give more prominence and easier access to the services and information that people use by stripping out superfluous and outdated material that they do not need.
“Central to this is not simply removing material but providing in its place links to sites that contain more comprehensive or more regularly updated information.
“I am sure residents will see the benefits of the changes and we will of course keep the site under review and respond to feedback.”
Because this is a major relaunch of the site, considerable testing has taken place. However in the event of anyone finding technical issues, such as links not working, the council has set-up a dedicated email address that users can report problems or give general feedback. This is [email protected].