Tuesday, 13 October 2009

New website goes live

Thanet District Council’s new website, which will reach new accessibility standards and offer a range of new functions for users, has gone live.

The site, http://www.thanet.gov.uk/ has a new, clean look to it, with increased photos and videos, along with more information about what’s going on in Thanet. Community events are now on the front page of the site and community and voluntary groups can now advertise their events for free, using the council’s community portal website.

The website also now has social bookmarking, making it easy to add Thanet District Council web page links to your blog, Twitter feed or favourite social networking site. There are also dedicated RSS feeds for news and events, making it easy to keep up to date with what is happening in Thanet, either on your mobile phone, blog site, or RSS reader. It is also now easier to access documents online and print them as PDFs if you wish.

The website complies with the latest browsers and, as a result, if you go to the site using an old browser, you may be asked to upgrade your Internet browser.

Cllr. Simon Moores, Cabinet Member for Customer Services, said: “The council’s website is our shop window in the online world. Hundreds of thousands of people visit http://www.thanet.gov.uk/ each year and that’s why we’re constantly striving to make it the best possible experience that we can. The upgrade has added a number of exciting new features, like the RSS feeds and the social bookmarking, which people have been asking for. This new site will give us the basis for adding additional functions and improvements in the future and we see web as the way forward in an increasingly high-tech world. Every time we’re able to put something online for our residents and customers to access, it saves you, as council taxpayers, money and it also helps to reduce the amount of paper we produce.”

Any community or voluntary groups who want to use the council’s community portal should visit http://communityportal.thanet.gov.uk/

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