RDOS new web presence includes tools for improved interaction

Regional District Okanagan Similkameen wWeb site made more user friendly

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has a new website — one that includes an improved interface for regular PC’s and mobile devices, rotating feature stories, easier access to more popular links and RSS capability.

“We took our time with the re-launch because we wanted to make sure we did this right,” said Tim Bouwmeester, Information Services Manager. “We studied our website to see what information our constituents were accessing and we reviewed websites belonging to other organizations. Then we used that information to put together a very capable web presence.”

The re-launched RDOS website — located at www.rdos.bc.ca — includes a more attractive presentation with interactive menus and popular links, putting information more readily at user fingertips.

An added RSS (Really Simple Syndication) allows users to sign up for automatic delivery of new information from the website.

“Our users, once they sign up for RSS, will no longer have to access our website to get information updates,” said Bouwmeester. “The information is automatically delivered to their computer instead.”

An improved search capacity and user-friendly URL’s will make it easier for constituents to access information located elsewhere within the website.

“We have literally hundreds of pages of relevant information,” explained Bouwmeester. “Our search feature makes it easy to find this information and make use of it.”

For further information please contact Tim Bouwmeester, RDOS Information Services Manager at (250) 490-4127 or tbouwmeester@rdos.bc.ca.