Strathcona County launches new website

December 18, 2017

Strathcona County launches new website

Strathcona County today unveiled a revised www.strathcona.ca website. The redesign and upgrade is based on user testing, and is expected to make it more efficient for people to find information and complete tasks.

The website is now organized to be more user-focused, with a content first approach. Navigation is based on topics rather than County department structure.

Visitors often access the website on their phones – 54 per cent of visitors did so in 2016. Those using their phones or tablets will experience an improved site navigation menu that will adjust to fit the size of their device.

Other enhancements include a cleaner visual design, cross-promoting topics and related areas, and enhanced search functionality.

In 2016, www.strathcona.ca accommodated 2.1 million visits. Statistics for the website show visitors come to the site when they need information; want to access a service; or have been encouraged by a campaign to perform an action such as sign up or register.

In the County’s most recent annual public satisfaction survey, respondents cited the website as their preferred source of information on the County, with 69 per cent either satisfied or very satisfied with the tool.

As industry standards, technology and trends advance, it is necessary to evaluate, review, redesign and upgrade websites from time to time.

As the County works to finalize minor changes, visitors may need to refresh their browsers. A survey on the effectiveness of the website upgrades will be available in early 2018.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

Visit the new website

 

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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595