With this post I will talk about recent code updates that went out this week, and also our new Facebook integration that is really exciting. I’ll also talk about how we will be leaving WordPress as a blogging platform for something better.
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Email Outsourcing, Mobile Websites, DNS and Application Upgrades, and more.
We’ve been busy during the first part of this year to improve our Email, DNS, and SMTP services for our systems. Now that these upgrades are in place, we are back to working on building great websites and executing our 2012 strategy. Right now we are rolling out new products, branding, and enhancements to our software to help our clients do more with their websites.
We are very pleased to announce that the City of Dover’s new website is now live! Please check it out for yourself at www.cityofdover.com. We created a completely new design encompassing all Dover has to offer while increasing the functionality and making it easier to navigate for the visitor.
Delaware.Net, Inc. was chosen from 22 firms around the USA to rebuild four websites for the City of Dover Delaware. You might assume that we had an incredible advantage in winning this project, because we are located within the city. But you would be wrong. To keep the process fair to all bidders, we were not allowed to present our solutions for this project live and in person at the city’s offices. This was because the final four bidders were made up of us, and three firms from outside the state. There are several national web design firms that specialize in building municipal websites, much like we do. We know who the players are, and how their solutions work. This helps us show a municipality how they will gain a better solution from our company.
This was a very ambitious project, as FOUR websites that operate in the city were combined into ONE Content Management System (known as a Civic-Logic CMS). These websites included; the city’s website, the Dover Police department, the Dover Library, and parks & recreation. Each organization will have the ability to login to a centralized Intranet. This means that city employees will have access to a new web-based system for collaborating, sending mass emails, and managing their own respective websites.
The biggest challenge for this project was collaborating with all the different departments and taking into consideration each department’s needs and how to make their site more inviting and user friendly. From the homepage we have made it much easier to find what you are looking for with fewer clicks than the old site.
Another challenge to this project was that there was a requirement to build a design concept to show our vision for the project. Typically, it is a better idea to plan out the website’s structure before starting on design, but we wanted to win the project. So we built a design concept around how we would structure the site to take it to the next level for the city.
Alternative to Salesforce.com – Team-Logic CRM™
We have a large customer that recently migrated from Salesforce.com® to our CRM system. The migration required us to extend the Team-Logic CRM™ system to mimic some of the features that the client enjoyed in Salesforce.com®. See a list of new features after the jump:
The City of Harrington, located in central Delaware, launched a brand new municipal
website designed and built by the staff at Delaware.net. The new site has all of the features that come standard with Delaware.net’s custom apps, CMS-Logic (Content Management System) and CRM-Logic (Customer Relationship Management). With this powerful CMS, the City of Harrington will be able to create and edit all page content in their site, edit navigation trees, upload and manage pictures and videos, and much more. The City also included Mail-Logic into their package with Delaware.net, giving them the ability to easily have mass email lists generated by customers signing up through their site.
Harrington was a bit unique as far as municipal websites go as they needed essentially two front-end sites (one for the city and one for the police department) built on the same framework. This allows all of the city departments to communicate internally through the same intranet while having two separate front-end designs linked to one another through a common navigation. Both the city staff and the police department now have the ability to track form submissions, customers, and to have a suite of internal communication tools.
If you would like more information on a quote to improve your website, click here.
We have been hard at work on the latest branding campaign, which includes a new website for Delaware.Net, new logos for our applications, and new microsites for our applications. All should launch this week or next week.