Monday, September 26, 2011
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Office of Governor Mary Fallin today announced the launch of a redesigned governor’s Web site at www.governor.ok.gov. The new site features a template layout that is brand new to Oklahoma statewide elected officials and features panoramic banner graphics, photo and multimedia galleries, and social media connectivity.
“Internet and Web-based technologies are great tools that allow citizens to interact and communicate directly with their elected officials,” Fallin said. “Our new site is easy-to-navigate and will keep Oklahomans up to date on information from the governor’s office while allowing them to communicate with my office directly.”
The Web site has a more modern feel, as well as a more functional and navigable layout. Visitors can stay current with Governor Fallin and the governor’s office, whether it’s following her Twitter feed or finding service opportunities within her administration.
“Governor Fallin and her staff challenged us to design and develop a new brand for her office,” said Mark Mitchell, OK.gov General Manager. “The site will continue to grow and see continual aesthetic and functionality improvements. It will definitely not be a static site.”
The new site is built through OK.gov’s Go Gov! Web Management Suite which allows the governor’s staff to easily build and maintain a Web site without the knowledge of programming languages.
The system utilizes a new, freshly designed template, which provides a common look for all Oklahoma’s state and local Web sites. That in turn gives Web site visitors a sense of security in that they are visiting an official Oklahoma government Web site. The Web site and services are a product of a partnership between the governor’s office and OK.gov, Oklahoma’s Official Website managed by the eGovernment firm, NIC Inc.
OK.gov is the Official Web site of the state of Oklahoma and a collaborative effort between the Oklahoma Office of State Finance (OSF) and Oklahoma Interactive, LLC to help Oklahoma government entities Web-enable their information services. OSF is responsible for OK.gov. Oklahoma Interactive operates, maintains, and markets OK.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.