Responsive Upgrade and Website Re-Design: SussexCountyVA.gov
Sussex County, Virginia, is a rural municipality in Virginia’s Gateway Region situated between the Greater Richmond region and Hampton Roads. With a population of about 12,500, Sussex County includes the incorporated towns of Wakefield, Waverly, Stony Creek, and Jarratt.
Originally awarded a contract in 2010 to design and develop a website for Sussex County, Insercorp provided hosting and support services under a yearly agreement. In 2013 Insercorp expanded its relationship with Sussex County by providing managed website services to augment the County Administration in providing public information through the website.
With the evolution of technology and the emerging need for website designs to adapt to a wide range of Internet capable devices it was time for Sussex County’s Government Portal to invest in a new website design.
Earlier this year Insercorp was awarded a contract to re-design the Sussex County Government Portal and was able to keep costs to taxpayers down by utilizing the existing content management system, Insercorp’s proprietary iPlasmaCMS2 (trusted by many government agencies in Virginia).
Designing the new website on the existing infrastructure saved on time and budget by not having to migrate over 1,000 pages of information which have been added to the website since its initial launch in 2010.
The new website features user-friendly, intuitive navigation systems to make it easy for citizens, business owners, and visitors to effortlessly find important information. With the re-design Insercorp also developed new modules to enhance the capabilities of the website, including a new Sussex County Business Directory and Sussex County Government Staff Directory.
The new Sussex County Business Directory allows website visitors to search for and find businesses within Sussex County. The Business Directory also allows business owners in Sussex County to submit listing requests and updates through a simple web-based form. The Staff Directory makes it easy to find and contact Sussex County Government Staff by department or search by name.
Overall the new website provides for an enriched user experience. The responsive design is scalable and accessible on computers, tablets, and smartphones. Re-designed navigation menus provide for a user driven experience, making it easy for citizens, business owners, and visitors to discover all that Sussex County has to offer.
Boasting over 1,000 pages of information and utilizing some of iPlasmaCMS2's most advanced modules this new website sets Sussex County to the forefront in Virginia's Gateway Region as a leader in open government and technology.