BaltimoreCity.gov has some new digs.
Well, really, as early as June the Mayor’s Office of Information Technology unveiled a redesigned Baltimore city website, produced using DotNetNuke, a content management system for websites built using Microsoft ASP.NET.
“The entire web communications platform, from the core strategy to the front-end coding and design, has been completely revamped from the ground up with a focus on streamlining processes, quality, extensibility and sustainability,” according to a message on the new page. A new site for city visitors was also created, although the hyperlinks on the visitors’ site and the city government’s website still direct users to existing older pages that have yet to be redesigned.
That fact notwithstanding, BaltimoreCity.gov is now in the running to be the DotNetNuke website of the year. The competition, hosted on Facebook by DotNetNuke, opened voting this morning, and voting continues through September 30. What appears to be an assessment by DotNetNuke of Baltimore city’s new website appears on the BaltimoreCity.gov entry on the competition page:
The new City of Baltimore website uses analytics and user trends to power its UI/UX strategy. The site was developed specifically with the large enterprise in mind and boasts major custom use-case implementations easily achievable in DotNetNuke. The site also showcases DNN’s ability to provide clean HTML5, CSS3, Accessible, Tablet & Touch-Friendly rich content. There is heavy focus on search but also a “one-click” strategy to get users where they’re going fast.
Also worth noting: since Chris Tonjes took over his post as the city’s chief information officer, MOIT has popped up on Facebook and Twitter, and Tonjes himself has become a more active Twitter user in the last few weeks.-30-