The award-winning Aberdeenshire Council website has been given an overhaul to make it even more inviting and easier to use.
Earlier this year, the website was named as the 'most compelling' local authority website in Scotland by the Society of IT Management.
Since then, Aberdeenshire Council's web team has been working behind the scenes to develop a new-look website which builds on that success.
Anne Robertson, Leader of Aberdeenshire Council, is delighted with the new website and said it's user-friendly look and navigation will allow for improved access to information for residents.
"It would have been very easy to become complacent after the website was praised earlier this year, but the web team has been very keen to build on the success of the Society of IT Management award to make sure the site is the very best it can be."
Some of the new and improved features on the website include:
An interactive map which displays aerial photographs and points of interest such as schools, recycling points, medical facilities and post offices.
Each page on the website now has a direct link to the A to Z contents page which now includes more than double the number of previous entries.
Web pages now bring relevant information, services and links together for specific user groups such as older people, young people and visitors.
New homepages for some of the most popular parts of the site, including planning and public transport, which direct users to important content and highlight relevant forms and services.
The council's web team plans to continue making improvements to the site over the coming weeks and months and is keen to receive feedback from councillors, employees and members of the public.
What do you think of the new look? I really like the Interactive Map and the fact that if you enter choose to receive information relevant to whether you are a young person, older person, disabled person, visitor etc.
Aberdeenshire Council's new look website can be accessed via: www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk
Contact: E-Communications Assistant Ross Anderson Tel: 01224 664601
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