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Update Your Website to Help Staff Work Remotely

Since March, most people have made the difficult transition to working from home. Now, 8 months later, some people have gone back to in-office work, but for many , remote work is the new normal. Because of this new reality organizations are thinking about how to make...

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Key Features to Include on Your Website’s Homepage

​First impressions are important and whether in person or online, you don’t want to make a bad first impression. The homepage of your website is what invites people in and encourages them to explore your website. For many people it may be the first impression they...

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Common Mistakes of DIY Websites

Website builders like WordPress, Wix, Weebly, and GoDaddy make creating your own website easier than ever. That is why so many government organizations try to find in-house or DIY website solutions to promote themselves.  While this may be cost-effective there are...

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Find High Quality Photos For Your Website

​Making your website visually interesting is an important part of maintaining a professional image and creating a good user-experience. One of the best ways to do this if by adding photos to your website. But the question is, what kind of photos can you use and where...

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Make Designing Your Website Simple

​You’ve made the decision to build a new website for your community. You’ve even found a web design company that you want to work with. So, what’s next, do you just step aside and let the web designer handle it from here? Not exactly.  You can have a hand in the web...

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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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