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Busting Website Myths: Installment #3 - Multiple Navigation Paths are Confusing

by Uriz Goldman
12/15/2016

Website trends come and go, but some old-school best practices endure well past their expiration dates, and age just about as well as your middle school mullet.

Busting Website Myths: Installment #2 - The 3 Click Rule

by Uriz Goldman
11/30/2016

 Website trends come and go, but some old-school best practices endure well past their expiration dates, and age just about as well as your middle school mullet.

Busting Website Myths: Installment #1 - No One Scrolls

by Uriz Goldman
11/03/2016

Website trends come and go, but some old-school best practices endure well past their expiration dates, and age just about as well as your middle school mullet. At Vision we encounter tons of incorrect, out-of-date and flat-out wrong-headed “best practices” as we consult with customers across North America. It’s time to put these website myths, and the bad user experiences they foster, to bed.

City of Eden Prairie Hosts Vision's Innovation Academy 

by Tom Humbarger
08/29/2016

The City of Eden Prairie, Minnesota hosted Vision's second Innovation Academy of 2016 on August 25th at the Eden Prairie City Center.  User Experience, Content Strategy and Analytics were the key themes of the Academy.

Top 10 City Website Requests

by Tom Humbarger
08/09/2016

People visit city websites to perform tasks. What’s the best way to serve citizens visiting your website? Understand what they’re looking for, and make it easy for them to complete their tasks.

Visit Vision at NACo and Discuss How User Experience (UX) Analysis Helps You Create a Strong Online Presence

by Tom Humbarger
07/21/2016

The National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference will be held in Long Beach, California this weekend. Please stop by and visit with the Vision team in Booth #638 to discuss how to create a strong online presence for your county.

Vision Holds First Innovation Academy of 2016 in Mesa

by Tom Humbarger
05/20/2016

User Experience, Content Strategy and Analytics were the themes for Vision's first Innovation Academy of 2016 hosted by the City of Mesa and held at the Ikeda Theater in the Mesa Arts Center on May 19th. Vision’s Innovation in Online Government Academies are regional conferences that connect local government agencies with their peers to learn industry best practices, trends and strategies to help them maintain a website that serves, informs and engages residents.

Do You Know The Most Popular Pages on Your Local Government Website?

by Tom Humbarger
05/05/2016

Everyone expects the top content on a local government website to be about jobs, events or police - but for many of our customers, the results are quite surprising. In this post, we highlight several "surprising" pages that broke into the top 10 recently illustrating why it is so important to understand the uniqueness of your community and dive into the analytics for your own website.

Jackson County Illinois Uses Vision's UX Process to Develop New Website

by Tom Humbarger
04/06/2016

Situated in southwestern Illinois along the Mississippi River, Jackson County, Illinois was incorporated in 1816 and named for Andrew Jackson.  With a population of 60,218 in the 2010 census, Jackson County, Illinois is made up of many unique cities and villages - the two largest of which are Carbondale and Murphysboro.

The county recently launched their new Vision website and is proud to showcase some of the natural beauty of the region while providing a better online experience for their community.

What are CS, UX/CX and UID, and How Do They Lead to Happier Visitors?

by Jessica Terashima
03/07/2016

Acronyms are great for simplifying complicated words, but when it comes to user experience they can be bit confusing. Here are brief explanations for what each of these acronyms mean – and examples of how they can improve your local government website.

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