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Archive for Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Kansas officials tout upgrades to state website

July 26, 2011

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— Kansas is promoting its redesigned government website as fresher-looking and easier to navigate.

The home page is www.kansas.gov , and it links visitors not only to state officials and agency sites but to their social media sites and blogs.

A new mapping feature is designed to help people find state government offices, as well as colleges, parks, libraries and lakes.

Another feature allows people to share photos from Kansas.

Gov. Sam Brownback notes that the state's website receives more than 4 million visits a year and says the changes will allow people to interact more efficiently with state government.

Comments

notanota 3 years, 5 months ago

Too much. We could have swung by Walgreens on the way home to go pick out a new shade of lipstick for that pig.

Crazy_Larry 3 years, 4 months ago

That's my line! I guess I'll just be happy asking how much the new state logo cost us. You can see it on the new web-site! But, you know, the state is bankrupt...we have no money for old people, arts, health care, etcetera, etcetera. Balderdash and poppycock! Get a rope.

notanota 3 years, 5 months ago

"IF YOU WANT TO APPLY FOR MEDICAL BENEFITS, YOU CANNOT APPLY ONLINE."

What it doesn't say: *PS, and we're also closing down your local office, so I hope you don't need medical benefits for a condition that prevents you from driving.

notanota 3 years, 5 months ago

Other than checking to see if SRS was part of this redesign, my first impression?

OMG, put down the JQuery! We don't need every single #@$#@$ menu to slide and swish around. And what's up with the silly stock photos over on the left side? How about thinking about some good ol' usability before we go making our websites all "modern" and "social" and "interactive?"

No, thinking about usability before making changes has never been a strong point for Brownie.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 3 years, 4 months ago

"Gov. Sam Brownback notes that the state's website receives more than 4 million visits a year and says the changes will allow people to interact more efficiently with state government."

Until it's been completely dismantled, but don't expect Sam to complete that task for at least another 7 1/2 years or so. After all, he needs a platform from which to run for president.

notanota 3 years, 4 months ago

I did like the link to Twitter accounts. That seems to be the only social media they can't control comments on.

Kansass 3 years, 4 months ago

I couldn't find the "Recall Brownback" section.

somemisfits 3 years, 4 months ago

Still wondering how much the redesign cost. Anybody?

somemisfits 3 years, 4 months ago

Finally received a response on Facebook!

"The new Kansas.gov Web site was developed at no cost to the state through the unique self-funded model. To learn more, please visit http://www.kansas.gov/abou​t/"

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