Village launches redesigned website

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After more than a year of planning, designing, writing new content and migrating existing material, the Village of Stillwater has launched a new, redesigned version of its website,

While the new site retains the vast amount of information that was available on the old site, the new website boasts a cleaner, more attractive design with enhanced search and navigation features.

The new design incorporates a “responsive” layout that adapts to different devices (smart phones, tablets and desktop computers) and multiple web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari) for an optimal viewing experience with easy reading and navigation. The site was also designed to fulfill web accessibility requirements under the American Disabilities Act, making it accessible to individuals who have vision, hearing, and physical disabilities.

Along with the updated look, the site offers a news page where visitors can find the latest headlines, photo galleries, archives and more. On the homepage, the new site uses large photos to showcase village residents and employees, and features stories about what’s happening in the village.

The new website is categorized by eight major topics: About Us, Board of Trustees, Contact Us, Historian’s Office, Public Works/Water Departments, Village Clerk, Zoning and Code Enforcement. Clicking on any of these links across the top of the site will allow visitors to access more detailed sub-pages for each.

Other elements of the homepage include an agenda-style google calendar of upcoming events and important dates carried over from the previous site, “Quick Links” to frequently-visited pages including Budget, Senior Sentinel, Emergency Information, Forms and Publications, Look up Village Taxes, Photo Galleries, Stillwater Comprehensive Plan, Stillwater Schools, Town of Stillwater and Voting Information.

“We are excited to present the newly designed website,” said Stillwater Village Mayor Judith Wood-Shaw. “The new website will provide important information and resources to all members of the Stillwater community in a clear, easily accessible manner. We hope our families and staff find it a valuable resource for information related to our village.”