One thing we provide to all customers on the latest version of our Municipal Web Design Platform (TownCMS v5) is free updates and feature enhancements. Everybody gets this, automatically…but only if you’re on TownCMS v5.
One thing we provide to all customers on the latest version of our Municipal Web Design Platform (TownCMS v5) is free updates and feature enhancements. Everybody gets this, automatically...but only if you're on TownCMS v5.In the past month (September 2018) we rolled out a free update to all customers, which is a bit improvement to the legacy Events Calendar.
The Events Calendar is a core feature in any municipal website. It's the place where the public can see in a visual way what events are coming up in your municipality.
Typically on the homepage it will show the next several upcoming events, like we do for the Village of Sebring, Ohio:
The homepage will show Titles of the upcoming events, with the Start and End Dates/Times, along with a Description of each event. The homepage also shows a mini-calendar with dates highlighted when there are events. Your residents can mouse-over the highlighted dates to see more details of the events.
Every municipal website should have a visual calendar view of the events, and each municipal site we design gets this included as part of the design. It offers the residents a quick and easy way to see what events are happening in the municipality in a nice and convenient way:
At Town Web, we go a step further and incorporate posted Agendas on the calendar page. This way your residents can view when the next upcoming meetings are and also have a one-click method to read the meeting agenda for each meeting. This integration is already created and no additional steps need to take place for the meeting agendas to be embedded in your calendar.
We are focused primarily on providing an optimal experience for our end-users when they login and post to their municipal website. In the prior months we had several support request to help fix things happening with the recurring events.To solve this problem, we researched new ways to create the Events Calendar for our municipal customers. After extensive research and testing, we rolled out this new version to all municipal customers during the month of August and September. Here is a bulleted list of the new feature enhancements: