The City of Manassas launched a faster and newer version of its website this week.
The new website is designed to be user friendly and transparent for residents seeking online information about the city.
Click here to view the new Manassas website.
The city's web team worked with the Internet team at Civic Plus to make the more user friendly and more simple to navigate, according to a release issued Tuesday, the day the new website made its debut.
The site upgrade comes one month after the city received an "A" ranking from the Virginia Coalition of Open Government on a report assessing the ease of online access to a local government’s fundamental operating document: its annual budget.
Staff say the new homepage is less cluttered, but offers more information that is easily accessible with graphic image buttons.
The new,"mega menu feature" allows to see information under the top menus by hovering over that button.
“We are excited to be launching our newly redesigned website today and hope you will take a moment or two to visit manassascity.org,” Manassas city manager John A. Budesky said. “This new site is a great communications tool for the City of Manassas.”
On every page there are buttons that allow site users to pay city-related bills, report concerns and see their tax dollars at work.
The new social corner feature helps visitors see the city's Twitter feed. At the bottom of the screen there are seven quick access buttons to the City’s most visited pages on the website.
An expanded footer at the bottom of the page has quick links to important areas of the website such as the city's code and directions to city facilities.
The footer also includes Google Translate, a service that is compatible with more than 60 languages.
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