City unveils new website
It wasn't done with much fanfare, but anyone who spends time on the city's official website will notice something different.
After five years with the previous design, the city has a new look to its website at kamloops.ca.
Tammy Campbell, the city's business and client services manager, said the city decided it was time to refresh the website and give it a new look.
Besides a different design, the new website has incorporated a host of current trends, including social-media tools like Facebook and Twitter.
The website also features 380 pages of information and continues to add to the count on a daily basis.
"I'm pleased to say we have one of the best websites in the country," Campbell said, adding the city researched other public- and private-sector websites to get some ideas for its own.
In 2010, the city's website generated 1,395,764 page views, just over one-million unique views, with the average time spent on a page being one minute and 17 seconds.
As for the cost of the redesign, Campbell noted the work was done in-house by the city's webmaster and only cost staff time.
She suggested the website is not only a valuable tool for residents, but visitors alike.
Though Campbell noted the new website is still a work in progress, as it continues to add more content, the feedback so far from the public has been positive.