LAKE OSWEGO – The City of Lake Oswego has unveiled its new website! The website is more convenient and user-friendly, helping you access more information online. In addition to an elegant, updated new look, this site includes many cool features:
• Improved search capabilities
• Top news and announcements
• Easy to use calendars for events and meetings
• Mega menus to make finding topics even easier
• A Parks feature search to help you find the perfect City park
• Ability to find current City projects near you
• Unique dropdown menus in each department
• Easy to find contact information
• Key documents and forms
• Advanced font sizing
• Plus much more!
To see a demonstration of these features, go to http://portal.sliderocket.com/CAYSM/LakeOswegoWebsiteDemo.
The website project involved months of hard work from representatives from all City departments who worked on design and functionality. The site was tested by staff and citizens to help make the system usable and understandable. The new website incorporates comments and feedback. The City is excited to bring this improved tool to the public. While much work has been done, the new website is easily updated and flexible to the communication needs of the City and our citizens. We expect and hope to take feedback and continually make the site better. The go-live day is just the beginning.
The site was designed by aha Consulting, a local Lake Oswego company with clients in 15 states. aHa Consulting utilizes Drupal to develop its products. From the Drupal website: "Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world."
To view the new City website, go to www.ci.oswego.or.us. If you would like to share comments on the new site, give us a call or click on "Contact Us" from any page to fill out a Citizen Request Form.
For Immediate Release
July 13, 2012
Contact: Christine Kirk, Public Affairs Manager