Monday, June 08, 2009

New Utah.gov

Look for the new Utah.gov to go live soon. We have worked hard to create a new experience for users of the Utah.gov portal. The new website is a dramatic departure from traditional state portals with an abundance of new features. In 2007, we worked hard to create a similar kind of experience. At the end of the year, we had set the goal to achieve over a million unique visitors in a given month in 2008. It happened quickly, and in fact we average over a million uniques that year. Our purpose of course is to create a government which is more efficient, as well as responsive to its users. We hope that the new portal will have the same kind of reaction. It has much more integration with government 2.0 and social media tools, including multimedia. It also includes a data portal which will provide better access to data available from the state. The data portal is just a beginning. We will continue to add data over time which can be reutilized by citizens and businesses. I'll let you know more as we roll out the site. For now, here's an early preview of what it will look like...

2 comments:

Rebecca said...

Very nice. Really impressed. Excited for it to go live.

The Senate Site said...

Good work! Kudos to you and the entire Utah.gov team, Dave - this is stellar webcraft.