NEW AND IMPROVED! COUNTY’S NEW WEBSITE ON-LINE AT 8:15 A.M. TODAY

NEW AND IMPROVED! COUNTY’S NEW WEBSITE ON-LINE AT 8:15 A.M. TODAY

Doña Ana County has launched its overhauled website. The site debuted Friday, March 18, at 8:15 a.m.

Information Technology Director Anna Peralta Hines and her staff have been quietly reformatting the web site to make it more attractive, easier to search and consistent in appearance across all departments. Bi-weekly meetings with Public Information Director Jess Williams have helped shape the redesign process for today’s launch.

The new homepage features news updates, press releases and meeting schedules for the Board of County Commissioners.
Hines said Geof Abruzzi, Isaac Rhodes and Efrain Saenz have worked hard over a period of several weeks to research other government websites and to rebuild Doña Ana County’s website so that it brings together what works best from a variety of other sample sites.

“I’m very proud of the work my staff has done to prepare for the March 18 launch,” Hines said. “The new website is cleaner, more efficient and more user friendly than the old one, which was almost hopelessly outdated.”

Although the new look is bold, steps were taken to ensure that pages download quickly regardless of an outside user’s access speed.

“Doña Ana County’s rural residents may not have access to hi-speed lines,” Hines said. “We wanted to design a site that is friendly to the people we serve. Those with high-speed access will love the site, but the design was created with people in mind who may have slower access.”

Links from the new website include all the former website’s links and several new ones to organizations and governmental entities across the region. Feedback is automatically routed to the Public Information Office for distribution to the appropriate departments and personnel.

“We put quality first with this project,” Hines said. “I think everyone’s going to agree that it looks better and works better than it ever has.”

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (505) 647-7229.