GovUnity Blog

Tips, news and more, specifically for government websites.

The Dangers of DIY Web Coding

​Everyone likes saving money, and one of the best ways to save money is to DIY. You may even try building your own website. But building a website is not as simple as it seems, even with programs like WordPress around. Building a well-designed website with great...

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How Secure Is Your Website?

In 2017 a Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure was passed. As a result of this order all government websites are required to use an HTTPS, to provide better security for their website users....

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Making Website Accessibility a Priority

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) just celebrated its 30th anniversary. Title II of the ADA helps ensure that websites for government organizations have accessible features. At GovUnity we make website accessibility a priority and work diligently to ensure...

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Case Study: Penn Township Website Redesign

The website experts at GovUnity provided website redesign services for Penn Township in Allegheny County, PA. Penn Township's outdated website design was not friendly for mobile-use. In addition, the CMS interface was difficult for staff to manage. GovUnity worked...

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Tips and Tricks for Writing the Best Web Copy

With so much happening in the world people are checking their local government websites more than ever, looking for information. That is why it is so important for government organizations to provide their staff and residents with easy-to-manage, user-friendly...

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Why Good Copy Matters for Government Websites

Much of the reason copy is so important to businesses is because of its ability to help in areas of sales and marketing. Web copy generally refers to the written content published on the company's website to advertise the business and sell products. While that may be...

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Things Residents Expect From Your Website

Websites are easily one of the most effective ways to communicate with residents. A well-designed township, borough, village, or county website helps save time and aggravation for both users and staff. The most important thing to consider when building a website is...

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Municipal Websites

A municipal website is an investment. A well-designed website shows your residents that you are willing to put time and money into maintaining the best possible communication with them. Not only that, but a good municipal sites can also help drive economic development...

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Pop-Up Notifications for Government Websites

Website pop-up boxes are those annoying ads that come up when you're shopping online. No one likes them. Ethan Zuckerman, the man who invented pop-up ads, even publicly apologized, acknowledging how frustrating they can be to website users. If they are annoying as ads...

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