Idaho has updated the state’s official Web portal, Idaho.gov, using site analytics and user testing to come up with a streamlined look and improved functionality.
One key feature includes topical navigation so citizens do not need to know which state agency is responsible for state finances or any other topics. Inside pages of Idaho.gov are designed to guide citizens to the online services that will help them get things done, whether it’s performing a job search, updating their address with the DMV or renewing a professional license.
“We want to make sure your interaction with state government is as pleasant as possible,” Gov. Butch Otter said. “Being able to access the information you need, no matter what device you use, is an important step for the future. I’m excited to announce this new site and that no taxpayer dollars were used for its redesign.”
The touch-friendly site is designed for seamless use on tablets, smartphones and desktops. Idaho.gov incorporates responsive design as part of an emerging trend in Idaho government to ensure its online resources are compatible with new mobile devices.
The new version of Idaho.gov is the fourth redesign in the 15-year history of Idaho’s official Web presence. Idaho.gov is managed and operated without tax funds through a public-private partnership between the state and Boise-based Access Idaho.