Municipal website overhaul completed

Jeremy Denegar, director of corporate services for the municipality, said recent website changes are not just cosmetic.

The municipality’s website at summerland.ca has a new look, but Jeremy Denegar, director of corporate services for the municipality, said the changes are not just cosmetic.

The site was designed to be easier to navigate.

The home page was the last page built. Its content will be changeable, determined by statistics and activity on the site.

Pictures on the site include many tourism-related images from the community. The tourism content is needed since the municipal site is the top result when people search for information about Summerland.

In addition, obsolete information on the old site has been removed or updated.

The site functions on computers, tablets and smart phones, adjusting to work with the smaller screens on portable devices.

In addition, the site was designed to be simpler for municipal staff to add and edit content.

Earlier, Denegar and the design company in charge of the redesign had hoped to compete the site before the end of 2014.

“There have been a lot of delays due to the complexity of it,” he said.

The new site was introduced last Thursday afternoon.

Denegar said changes will be made based on comments and feedback from the public.