June 1, 2011 By Kristy Fifelski
The Utah.gov website re-launched today with a dramatic new look and new features. What do you think of their bold new focus on 'Search'? They say that's what most visitors did on their old site, so they took it to the extreme in this rendition.
Another interesting element - location based tools. Find services and even jobs near you, or browse other cities. Check out my video for more insights and some feedback to the team.
Please comment below and share YOUR thoughts about the new Utah.gov. (p.s. This video was apparently brought to you by my favorite key words, "pretty cool".)
Alex Howard on GovFresh.com: Utah.gov 2.0: personalized, search-centric design, real-time content
Luke Fretwell on GovFresh: Bing Bing: Re-designed Utah.gov goes live
Andrew Krzmarzick on GovLoop: Top 5 Features of New Utah.gov
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