County seeks input to improve web pages
(Port Orchard, WA) Kitsap County has embarked on a
project to improve its website, and is seeking public comment to help
shape the new site. An online survey to provide comments is open through
"Web sites will never take the place of face-to-face
communication," said Board of County Commissioners Chair Rob Gelder, "but
when residents look first to our website for information prior to calling
the County, we need to make sure it's up to date and in a format easy to
navigate. The design of the website itself cannot be a hindrance to
information access. I'm excited that this project is getting underway."
Kitsap County is looking to create a website that is more
service oriented and easier to navigate.
"The current website has a lot of information,"
noted Doug Bear, Public
Communications Manager for the County."But it's
not always easy to use. We listen to the comments we get from users, and
recognize the site could be better."
The site is also not responsive to mobile devices, making
it challenging to use on a tablet or smart phone. "Over 50 percent of people who
use our website are accessing it through a portable device," said Bear. "We
need to include a design that is responsive to the ever-evolving mobile
Once the data from the website survey is analyzed it,
results will help shape the
new design and identify key features users want.
The new county website should launch by the end of the year.
To take the survey click
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