Weld County to debut new website design
Published on April 13, 2021
In its commitment to providing excellent digital services and improve its ability to meet citizen needs, Weld County Government is excited to announce a newly redesigned website that launches Friday, April 16.
“We try to update the design of our website every five years, and we’re excited to unveil this new site,” said Commissioner Chair Steve Moreno. “As our website has served almost 2.5 million users over the past five years, quick usability is key. We hope our residents find the new site beneficial and user-friendly.”
Over the past six months, Weld County’s Information Technology Department, along with staff from various county departments worked with the vendor, OpenCities, to design the new website and migrate content from the old site to the new one. The public was also surveyed earlier this year for feedback about how they used the old site, and these recommendations were incorporated into the new website’s design.
A few new features users will find include:
- A “Top Services” tab that replaces “Quick Links.” These links were moved to a more prominent position on the website due to analytics showing users clicking on these services most often. This change makes it easier for people to find what they need more efficiently.
- Site navigation changing from a left side bar navigation to tiles users click on for more information about a specific county department, program or service.
- An integrated forms experience known as OpenForms that houses registration and service forms directly on webpages instead of via external PDF documents. This allows for an easier user experience by not having to download, fill out and send in a separate form. With OpenForms, users fill out the form and submit it in a few simple steps.
- A more mobile-friendly website, shrinking to fit the dimensions of mobile devices.