City of Northfield’s new website: What’s your reaction?

City of Northfield new website

The City of Northfield launched its new website this week.  I like the photos (heh), but I’ve otherwise not had time to check it out.

Post your comments, pros and cons, here.

10 comments to  (Including 2 Discussion Threads) City of Northfield’s new website: What’s your reaction?

  • 1
    Griff Wigley says:

    There is a news blurb on the new site. Among the items mentioned there:

    Later this summer following the hire of a Communications/Webmaster, we too are joining the social media conversation and hope that you will engage in conversation with us!

  • 2
    Rob Hardy says:

    I like the Laserfiche WebLink document search. This morning I did a search for the term “skateboard park,” and discovered that the possibility of a skateboard park in Northfield (located “near the cinema parking lot in Babcock Park”) was first raised at a meeting on June 27, 1989.

  • 3
    Kathie Galotti says:

    Generally, I liked the website. The photos are lovely and well used (in my non-expert opinion) and I found it easy to navigate. I liked all the info on the council members and how to reach them (and when they’re available); I liked all the different pages that allowed people to ask a question or register a concern.

    I’m not a huge techy, so can’t comment on the design specs of the webiste, but all in all I thought it was a big improvement over the last one.

  • 4
    Jim Haas says:

    They misspelled Nirthfolde.

  • 5
    David Beimers says:

    I think the photo on the Economic Development page is a bit odd. Yes, it is of a product made in Northfield, but unless a viewer knew that, the setting may be a bit confusing. Is there some way to connect the image to Perkins Transport?

  • 6
    Griff Wigley says:

    Here’s a screenshot of the Perkins Transport truck photo on the City’s new website that David is referring to.

    • 6.1
      Robert Palmquist says:

      From the picture it looks like that drought in Northfield is a little worse than I thought.

  • 7

    There are some other photos that the main links get lost in on other pages.
    From what I was told is trying to change those photos is very difficult and the the images would not change for 4 years.

  • 8
    Jane McWilliams says:

    It must still be under construction, because there wasn’t anything on the Parks and Rec Board page. Otherwise, I think it is pretty easy to use. As Rob says, it is great to have the archive material.

    It will be important for city staff to include documents distributed by staff, councilors and others at the time of meetings in the packet materials for council meetings, something they have not done before, but which, I assume, will be possible now. Sometimes those documents are important to the understanding of the proceedings.

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