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Tips, news and more, specifically for government websites.

Defining the Terms: Design vs. Development

When it comes the terms “website design” and “website development” it can be hard to know the difference. In the early days of web design distinguishing between these terms was much more straightforward. But now when it comes to website building, design and...

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Case Study: Borough of Oakmont

The Borough of Oakmont wanted to updated the appearance of their website modern and responsive design. They also wanted a more user-friendly, intuitive CMS interface. GovUnity worked with the Borough or Oakmont to design a website to meet their needs and help them...

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Government vs. Private Sector Websites

As COVID 19 continues to cause offices to limit hours of operation or cease in-person business, an online presence for government organizations has become vital. However, potential website visitors have expectations for how websites should operate based on their...

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The Pros and Cons of Custom vs. Template Website Design

Choosing the right website design for your government organization can be daunting. You want a website that is user-friendly and represents your brand well. But you also need something cost effective. There are two ways to approach your websites design; you can either...

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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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