The city of North Las Vegas’ website got a fresh look and new functionality Wednesday.
The $74,100 website redesign was built by Troy, Michigan-based company Revize, which describes itself as “The Government Website Experts.” Updates included a new design, responsiveness across devices and a content management system.
The North Las Vegas City Council agreed to the price last March.
The new content management system will make it easier and quicker to get new information posted on the site. Before, North Las Vegas communications director Mitch Fox said, only the city’s information technology team had the technical expertise to update the site. Now, he said, the site is easy enough to update that many people can do it. This will allow city staff to update more often.
There is no app that accompanies the site, but the site is mobile-friendly.
Fox said most of the website content was transferred to the new site verbatim by Revize and city staff.
Fox led the effort to redesign the site upon starting his job with the city two years ago. He said the old website was functional but didn’t market the city as well as it could.
“If you’re a businessperson, there is almost a gold rush to the city,” Fox said Wednesday, mentioning Faraday Future’s plans to bring a $1 billion electric car manufacturing plant to North Las Vegas.
Revize was chosen out of six companies and awarded a contract almost a year ago.
According to its website, Revize has also designed sites for Duluth, Georgia, and Wylie, Texas.