Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Redesigned DC agency web sites

Some of the recently redesigned DC agency web sites are those belonging to the Child and Family Services Agency, Department of Parks and Recreation, and Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services.

According to a recent piece by DCist's Aaron Morrissey, the new template is “designed to make agencies' online presence simpler and easier to navigate.”   You may recall that CFSA some time ago sought input from providers and advocates about what they wanted in a new web site.   CFSA’s Mindy Good is pleased with the initial roll out but has said that it is still a work in progress.   I have yet to go through the entire site but will soon and you can be sure I will be emailing Mindy with suggestions.

When you visit the sites, you may notice that the URLs have changed.   No worries—you can still use the DC government format (agency abbreviation DOT dc DOT gov) to get where you are going.   And yes, there are still exceptions including the Office of Planning (planning.dc.gov) and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (dcbiz.dc.gov).

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