Very plesed here; last night the new homepage for the City of Lincoln Council went live. My involvement in this project is as designer; I worked on the visual design of the homepage, looking at examples from other sites to see what worked and what didn’t, before developing the formal spec which was then handed to our developers at A Recipe for Success. The final result meets all requirements perfectly and should help us to deliver relevant information in an easier to follow way, as well as being more vibrant and somewhat easier on the eye. It also gives us an greater amount of flexibility over the old home page to deliver a mix of text based and visual elements.
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