Meet the modern, mobile-friendly makeover of www.granbury.org! The City launched a newly improved municipal website to make it easier for Granbury’s community members and visitors to find the information they need online and on any device.
The design was developed specifically for the City of Granbury. The homepage features spotlights for important City information, City news, a meetings calendar, a virtual tour of the City, helpful links, and frequently requested information.
The main menu still features sections for government, departments, and residents, which are now arranged in a more organized manner. The section “How Do I…” has been added to the main menu to answer some of the most common questions and requests the City receives. This tab links to resources to answer questions such as “How do I find City Council agendas?” or “How do I find City financial data?”
The large graphic buttons, which can be found on every page in the website, were created based on analytics that have identified the most frequently used parts of the website such as job openings, meeting agendas and minutes, the inspection portal, and online payments.
Clicking on the graphic button labeled “Report It” will open the citizen request tracker, where citizens will be able to report concerns such as potholes, weed control issues, street light outages, etc.
The Notify Me feature provides City departments with more options to communicate with the public. Citizens can sign up to receive such information as ball field closures, job openings, bid postings, and news releases.
Information Technology Director Tony Tull headed the website redesign project with a team of staff representing various City departments. “I believe the members of the website team all helped craft a stunning and user-friendly website that we can be proud of,” Tull said, “This website will help to shape the City’s web presence for years to come.”
The website redesign, content migration, and training were included in the City’s 2016-17 fiscal year budget. The website team began researching and meeting with potential website companies with experience in city government in early 2017. The company that ultimately chosen was CivicPlus, who had also designed the previous City of Granbury website that launched in 2010.