American City & County launches redesigned website
American City & County launched a redesigned website today that includes new features and functions to better serve its online readers. Visitors will find the new site easier to navigate and view on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablet computers.
The homepage highlights articles of current interest; recent videos, podcasts and photo galleries in the multimedia section; reader polls; and links to follow the magazine on Facebook and Twitter. The homepage also highlights American City & County’s Municipal Cost Index, a monthly update of how inflation affects the cost of local government goods and services.
Familiar features now are organized into blogs, which are highlighted on the right side of the homepage. The Editor’s Viewpoint and Commentaries are contained in the Viewpoints blog. Governments’ Lighter Side is where readers will find digests of the strange and wacky events in local and state governments that make news nationwide. The American History blog features the magazine’s back-page feature “In our century,” which highlights items from the publication’s 102 years of archives, as well as other items of historical interest about U.S. local and state governments.
The new site is built on an improved platform, which is more compatible with mobile devices than the previous site. Visitors now can read articles, news, and search the site easily using smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile devices.
American City & County serves a diverse audience of state and local government officials and department heads in the United States. Covering topics such as public administration, technology, public safety and public works, American City & County seeks to report on issues affecting state and local government policies, analyze trends and share best practices through its website, e-mail newsletters, magazine, webinars and events.