The City of Santa Cruz, known by some as “Surf City”, is a community located on the Central coast of California. With a number of active locals, countless visitors, and a large student population all calling Santa Cruz home, it was imperative that the City update their old, existing website. After researching different vendors, the City decided to trust in the expertise of Vision Internet to guide them through their redevelopment project.
With the City known for its moderate climate, beautiful beaches and coastal redwood forests, the designers at Vision Internet had countless breathtaking photos to choose from for the homepage. The final design lets the pictures speak for themselves, as a good portion of the homepage is dedicated to a slideshow display. Additionally, updates to the website have been decentralized with the use of the visionCMS™. Now a large number of staff members make updates to their specific department pages without having to bother the IT Department. Also, the updated navigation has drastically improved the usability of the website, allowing users to easily find the City Photo Album, Facility Directory, City News, and information on the City’s recent green initiatives.