The Eye of the Fish

Maximus
February 21, 2013

New WCC Website

Well blow me down – the Council has a new website. Well done! I was just looking at the old one yesterday, thinking how tawdry it was looking – and today a brand spanking new website has popped up – colourful and more interactive. Haven’t had a chance to really look at it yet, but so far, so good.

Gramps
21 - 02 - 13

Text is too bloody small to read! I know I’m getting old and my eyes don’t work as well as they used to, but the small skinny text size on the average page is just frustratingly tiny!

Maximus
21 - 02 - 13

Not too worried about the text – you can always enlarge that on your own computer, but old fogeys never know how to do that…

…but what is more annoying to me is that the physical content and location of items on the site has not changed. For instance – i can never find the list of Resource Consents that have been publicly notified. Some things are still in obscure places. If you were searching the WCC website for matters that WCC wanted feedback on, you could look under Have Your Say, and then Open Consultations, but that doesn’t cover off Notified Resource Consents. Can a few more cross-links be supplied at least?

Jane Hadaway
26 - 02 - 13

On the old site, the notified resource consents were listed under News / Public Notices.

For the new site, we’ve placed the Public Notices section (where the Notified Resource Consent items live) under the Have Your Say / Public Input umbrella:
http://wellington.govt.nz/have-your-say/public-input

Maximus
26 - 02 - 13

Thanks Jane – I’m sure I will find out where everything is in the end. Any chance of cross-linking from one part of the website to the other? Even a fish like me, a frequent delver into your website, gets lost underwater at times.

But generally – well done on the revamp – long overdue and very nice to see!