Utah.gov, the state of Utah’s official website, has been recognized again by the Center for Digital Government with the prestigious Best of the Web award.
This year, Utah.gov took away second place.
“Utah.gov saves the state millions of dollars, and is a tremendous boon to our economy," said Gov. Gary R. Herbert. "In Utah, we work to make state services and information accessible to the citizens we serve, and Utah.gov plays a big role in that effort.”
The annual Best of the Web awards recognize state governments for outstanding portals and websites based on innovation, functionality, productivity and performance.
“We worked hard to create a strategy to integrate innovative solutions, execute in delivering quality services, and build a search-centric design for enhanced usability and more engaging user experience,” said Mark VanOrden, Utah Chief Information Officer. “We continue to fine tune the effectiveness of the website by implementing the best design principles, making the site even more useful to the citizens of Utah.”
Efficiency and economy is at the core of Utah.gov. Through constant redesign, reengineering, and innovation Utah.gov’s 1072 carefully crafted online services and over 20 million pages of dynamic content continues to help Utahns connect with state government. Utah.gov’s Smart Search and responsive design allows residents of Utah to easily navigate various state services to get the help or support needed. With a focus on making the large number of secondary pages more independent, the latest redesign provides engaging and visual content to make these pages more useful and act as standalone Web pages.
The Best of the Web award is just the latest in a series of good news for Utah.gov. Recently the website was recognized by the National Conference of State Legislators, The Public Technology Institute, Web Marketing Association, and International Academy of the Visual Arts. Utah.gov has received 14 awards so far this year.