The City of Evanston launched a new look for its website this morning, after several months of planning.

The new design has bigger pictures and what its developers hope will be an easier navigation structure for site visitors.

It also is built on a new open-source content management platform intended to make it much easier for city staff to update the site.

The city staged a “code-a-thon” on Saturday, June 5, to involve resident volunteers in building out the new site. 

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Nice Maps!

     If you click "Evanston LIfe" and then choose "maps," you can type in your address and find out your alderman, ward number, polling place, trash pick-up date, etc. Very handy!


  2. Broken Website Links

    For those of us who maintain websites that may reference the City’s website for updated information, we now are dealing with broken links that need repair due to the City’s website changes.  It would be helpful to hear of a way to repair these broken links without having to manually search for the information on the new website.

    Could the City’s webmaster provide us some assistance on how to reconcile these broken links?

    Thank you.

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