The City of Arroyo Grande website receives, on average, 18,000 hits from 7,500 visitors per month. Information is continuously added to the website, and City staff is constantly striving to make the website more user-friendly.
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The City of Arroyo Grande website is written in Python, utilizing the Django web framework.
The current and fourth major redesign of the City's website was completed in April of 2012. Staff would like to thank Architectural Review Committee Member Tom Goss, who provided valuable input during this redesign process. The highlights of this redesign include the following:
Faster Page Loads and Responsive Design: This redesign is optimized for modern browsers (including mobile devices), reducing page load times, thereby improving user experience.
Improved Typography: Careful consideration was given to the typeface, font size and color and the amount of whitespace used throughout the website, increasing the readability of each page.
Added Context to Main Navigation Menu: The main navigation menu, located at the top of every page, now includes context information in the form of a brief description for each link contained within the menu.
Advanced Search Engine: The site features a new search engine that allows fine-tuned filtering of results based on content type (HTML page, meeting document, notice, etc).
Better Organization of Content: The City's website has a fair amount of content - at the time of this redesign, there were approximately 3,500 distinct pages and files. Content can now be organized in multiple ways, creating numerous paths to and from each piece of content, thereby improving navigation throughout the site.
Expanded Information in Footer: More information has been added to the footer section, which appears at the bottom of every page.
Human-Readable Site Map: The site map is now organized by categories rather than file system hierarchy, making it browsable by alphabetized topic.