ROSEVILLE, Calif. May 24, 2012— The Placer Mosquito and Vector Control District has launched its newly redeveloped website, at http://www.placermosquito.org. The dramatically redesigned site, embodies the District’s forward–thinking vision and commitment to the growing needs of its residents. The new website offers:
- streamlined searching and more intuitive navigation
- rich content provided by expert staff members
- direct links to request service from almost every page
- potential for new interactive and digital content
The site’s homepage welcomes visitors with bold images and new colors, a clean uncluttered design, and the ability for residents to learn more about vectors in their specific region of Placer County.
“With more and more people searching for information online, the introduction of new District services, and the availability of new technology, it was time for a comprehensive restructuring of the online window to our services,” said Joel Buettner, General Manager for the District. “The new www.placermosquito.org is easier to use, reflects a diverse range of information for visitors, and provides increased flexibility for future growth. It will greatly improve our ability to provide information and education to our residents as we move into new digital ways to enhance District services. I am very proud of it.”
In a month’s period, hundreds of users visit www.placermosquito.org to request services, search for information on mosquitoes and other vectors, check the schedule of mosquito treatments, learn about the District, and take advantage of the myriad of other features the website offers. The development of the new site began in 2011.
Improved Navigation and Searching
Analysis showed that a significant amount of all searches of placermosquito.org were to request services, so a new “Services” section was created as one of six core navigation items at the top of each page. Sidebars on every page also provide shortcuts to service requests, mosquito treatment updates, prevention information, and information about the District.
New Types of Content
The website will be able to feature new types of digital content, including videos and podcasts. The District is also currently building a new, one-of-a-kind digital exhibition, an image library of Placer County vectors, and launching it within the next few years.
New Underlying Technology
The new website is also built to integrate with the District’s new database system. Residents will soon be able to utilize the mapping technology to place service requests or report vector issues as well as view maps of past and scheduled treatment areas.