The Township of Esquimalt today launched a new website at www.esquimalt.ca.
The website has a fresh new look and design in line with the Township’s contemporary outlook and maritime brand, and includes new navigation features to help visitors access information quickly.
“The focus of this project was to migrate content to a new Content Management System, update the look and feel of the website, and optimize the site for all platforms and devices” said Laurie Hurst, Chief Administrative Officer. “We achieved these three goals— along with many new features that will enhance the users’ experience.”
The new website includes an improved event calendar, an “I Want To…” jump-search feature, mobile optimization, new drop-down menus, a spotlight section for Parks and Recreation, a home page Twitter feed, easier access to Township social media pages, Google translator and a reorganized news, events and photo galleries section.
The new Content Management System provides greater flexibility to incorporate new features and emerging technologies, and is an easier and more efficient system to use for staff members involved in authoring and posting web content.
The site was designed and built by local award-winning digital agency Upanup Studios, which has created websites for a number of municipalities across western Canada, including the City of Colwood, the District of Oak Bay and the City of Vernon.
Township staff will continue to revise and test the website over the coming weeks, and will be working to further streamline content and navigation during 2016.
For more information, please contact:
Ritchie Morrison, Communications Coordinator