Utah recently launched new website enhancements and state Chief Technology Officer David Fletcher shares an overview of the changes and key features on his personal blog.
“We continue to simplify things with the portal and part of that was eliminating the scroll in this year’s version,” writes Fletcher. “Instead of having left side navigation buttons that take you down a parallax-scrolling site, we have used zoom to help drive users to major features. Each of the three main boxes zoom out to provide additional content: news services, location-enabled services, and Utah.gov highlights.”
Of note, the site’s events calendar is powered by a Google Calendar integration. Utah migrated to Google Apps for Government in November.
According to Fletcher, Utah.gov receives 1.2 million monthly unique visitors and handled 31 million online transactions in 2012.