Tips for Designing and Building an Award-Winning Website

The 2014 Best of the Web winners share collective insights to be used as a resource for state and local government agencies in website planning going forward.

by , / January 6, 2015

Each year, the Center for Digital Government recognizes outstanding agency and department websites through the Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards (DGAA).

In 2014, the winning agencies assembled to create the first Best of the Web Snapshot to aggregate challenges, best practices and tactics to be used as a resource for state and local government agencies going forward. 

To learn about the top challenges most commonly experienced when planning, designing and deploying a public-sector website; the tactics that can be used to overcome obstacles; the standards governments should adhere to for all websites; and more, take a look at our snapshot (PDF), and check out some highlights below (click image to enlarge).

Todd Sander Executive Director, Center for Digital Government

Todd Sander is Executive Director of the Center for Digital Government, and is responsible for driving the strategic direction and development of the Center's programs and for providing thought leadership and hands-on expertise in expanding the Center’s services to both government and industry. 

Dustin Haisler Chief Innovation Officer, e.Republic Inc.

Dustin Haisler is the Chief Innovation Officer of Government Technology's parent company e.Republic. Previously the finance director and later CIO for Manor, Texas, a small city outside Austin, Haisler quickly built a track record and reputation as an early innovator in civic tech. As Chief Innovation Officer, Haisler has a strategic role to help shape the company’s products, services and future direction. Primarily, he leads e.Republic Labs, a market connector created as an ecosystem to educate, accelerate and ultimately scale technology innovation within the public sector. Read his full bio.

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