Screencast: my frustrations of trying to locate the Comprehensive Plan on the City’s website

While composing the blog post for this week’s podcast, I tried to link to the City of Northfield’s 2008 Comprehensive Plan on the City’s website. AAARRRGGGHHH! (Save yourself the frustration. Here’s the link to the City of Northfield’s 2008 Comprehensive Plan.)

Watch this video/screencast of my frustrations. (I’m linking to the screencast vs. embedding the code because the it needs to be viewed in a larger size than fits here.)

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I’ve turned off comments on this post. Continue discussion on the blog post: What needs to be changed with the City of Northfield’s web site?

Update 2/21: All the problems noted in the above screencast have been fixed, with the exception of the first search result.

3 thoughts on “Screencast: my frustrations of trying to locate the Comprehensive Plan on the City’s website”

  1. The transit request form needs a rewrite.
    http://ci.northfield.mn.us/cityservices/transit

    The driver needs to know the origin, destination, what time you can board the bus, and what time you need to arrive. Instead the form asks for a destination, another destination, and an ambiguous time:

    Where do you want to go? (Please enter your destination.)

    Where do you want to come back to? (Please enter your return destination.)

    Time (Please enter the time you wish to ride.)

    I’d suggest:

    • Pickup location
    • Time (Earliest you can be picked up.)

    • Drop off location

    • Time (Latest you can be dropped off.)

    And maybe another set of fields like the above to make it easy to schedule round trips.

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