THE NINE LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE FOR CITY OF OXFORD

Nov 25, 2020
 

Municipal Website Design

City websites present a unique platform for municipalities to engage with the communities they serve. We were excited to provide our friends in Oxford with a user-first design that will help their citizens access the resources and information they need to thrive.

The Nine recently had the pleasure of designing and developing the new City of Oxford, Alabama website.

 

The City of Oxford Website

The design of Oxford comes from the client’s desire to create a website for its citizens that is exciting to look at as well as informative. Creating a modern, fun design was the goal. This included a color rebrand that took subtle hints from the city’s previous branding and paired it with a modern and exciting palette. Some of the challenges included incorporating previously built assets and functionality as well as redesigning a user-interface and experience that made it easy for users to find what they were looking for. Being an informative and easy-to-use tool for the user was paramount.
 
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Client Testimony

This is what Stacy Booth, Administrative Assistant, Marketing & Public Communications had to say about working with The Nine:
Q: What was the main purpose for your website redesign?
A: The City of Oxford is a special place–full of fun and family-friendly activities all over the map. We are a thriving city that continues to push boundaries, with countless resources at our disposal. We are a city where one can work, shop, dine, exercise, play a sport, catch a Broadway play or a movie, raise one's family, and even learn in our library–all within our city limits. For years, however, our city website did not reflect who we are.

Our old website was troublesome, out of date, and we were concerned it did not serve our citizens and visitors well. We wished for a website the city could be proud of now and in the future. We weren't merely looking for a website that met today's standards, but one that would make us the best municipality on the web. In addition to a well-functional and aesthetically pleasing website, we needed a site with a simple back-end so our city staff could maintain and continually improve the site."

 
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Q: How would you describe your experience with The Nine? 

A: We had a great experience working with The Nine to redesign our city website. The staff was very easy to communicate with and quick to respond to all our requests. Sam walked us through the entire process, listening to our concerns and offering creative and helpful suggestions that made the final product a site that uniquely represents the City of Oxford.

 
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Q: What do you want people to know about your site?

A: We want it to be evident for our visitors online that our information, services, and resources are easily accessible to our residents, business owners, and visitors on our new site. We want people to use the website as a tool to learn more about the beautiful city we call home, what we have to offer, and as a medium to communicate with us. We're also very proud of our 311- non-emergency helpline, where people can call or report an issue online.

 
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Welcome to the Nine Family, City of Oxford! Contact us to learn more about how we can create a custom site that will help your citizens get the most out of living in your city!

ABOUT THE NINE

The Nine specializes in web design, development, and digital marketing. The company’s custom content management system lets customers easily manage their own website. The Nine has had the honor of working with clients like The City of Tuscaloosa, The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, The University of Alabama, The Alabama Realtors Association, The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Alabama One Credit Union, Benchmark Rings, Pritchett-Moore Real Estate, and Colonnade Group. For those interested in using The Nine for their next project, visit www.nine.is to get an estimate.