Albuquerque Launches Mobile-Friendly Website Redesign
March 25, 2015
Albuquerque – This week, visitors to the City of Albuquerque website are being greeted with a freshly redesigned site that features a modernized look, a new search engine, and a "How Do I ..." section for completing popular tasks such as applying for a job, making an online payment, getting curbside trash collection information, and submitting feedback to City Hall.
The site has been redesigned to better serve visitors using smart phone and mobile tablets. During the past year, the website logged about 6.2 million sessions; nearly half of those – 49.1 percent – were from smart phones and tablets.
The redesigned site comes in the 20th year of existence for the site, available at www.cabq.gov. Albuquerque was one of the first U.S. municipalities to launch a public website.
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"The Mayor is making strides to make our website more accessible to all users,” Chief of Staff Gilbert Montaño said. "By creating an automated, one stop shop for City Hall we have allowed people to conduct their city business from the comfort of their own homes."
Chief Information Officer Peter Ambs said the new design helps accommodate all website visitors, regardless of what type of Internet device they use. "Whether people are looking up the opening hours for the ABQ BioPark Zoo, finding ABQ Ride bus schedules and route information, or searching for an adoptable pet from Animal Welfare, our constituents will be able to access information on a 24-7 basis from any device."
The City of Albuquerque website redesign includes the modernized look, mobile-friendly design templates, an improved search engine tool, and numerous other technical and performance improvements.
The City of Albuquerque's website uses Plone, an open-source content management system that is also used by other government and public-sector entities throughout the United States and the world.