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A Selection from our Government Website Portfolio

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Customer Requirements: The Town of Elkton, Maryland official government website was a poorly designed site that required their website hosting company to make any changes to the content of the site. They also found the site to be very expensve to maintain. The site performed poorly in search engines due to the design of the navigation system.

Solution: A completely redesigned website that incorporates a content management system including workflows and versioning. The new website features calendars of meetings and events, listings of town services, and sections for news, and public notices. The new site is easy to maintain and allows content contributors to add, update, and remove content from their site sections. The CSS based navigation system allows search engine robots to easily follow content on the site.

Town of Elkton Website

  
Town of Elkton E-commerce Customer Requirements: The town of Elkton, Maryland needed an e-commerce website that would allow site users to register and book programs offered by the Department of Parks and Recreation. The design requirements were complex, with several discounting options and a requirement to track the attendees of each program.

Solution: Using the unique Cattail E-commerce engine, we developed a flexible website that allows the Town of Elkton full control over the organization and programs offered on the website. The site also provides for credit card processing through a merchant account that is best suited for payment to governments. Elkton also uses this merchant account to process tax payments.


Customer Requirements: The Cecil County, Maryland official government website was a framed static website which was out of date and difficult to maintain. Their requirement was for a user friendly, professionally designed website which would utilize a content management system for rapidly publishing new information to the site.

Solution: A completely redesigned website that incorporates a content management system including workflows and versioning. The new website features a keyword search engine, calendars of meetings and events, listings of county services, and sections for news, public notices, and press releases. The new site is easy to maintain and allows content contributors to add, update, and remove content from their site sections.

Government Website Development

Work Schedule Calendar

Customer Requirements: Emergency Medical Services Department was posting their personnel schedule to the web using Excel spreadsheets. This task was time consuming and difficult to update. Schedules need to be updated regularly and include information about personnel leave, expected shift arrival time, and be viewable weekly for 3 year periods.

Solution: A database driven calendar with an editing tool which requires little typing and allows for the input of an entire week of data with one form submittal. The calendar retains information about when calendar updates last occurred and provides for text "blurbs" to be input when irregular information is required. Department employees manage updates to the calendar.


Customer Requirements: Government regulation requires that the Planning and Zoning department post all proposed subdivision maps to the website immediately upon receiving them. Rapid growth in the residential sector of the real estate market in the region is resulting in a constant need for new maps to be posted.

Solution: A map document management system which allows personnel in the Planning and Zoning office to upload maps to the server and classify them by type and subdivision. Citizens can then search the map archive using several different parameters to retrieve the maps they are interested in.

Subdivision Maps

Prescription Drug Project

Customer Requirements: A new prescription drug discount program is being launched by the county government. The county needs to advertise and promote this new program and inform the citizens. The site needs to include details about how and where to use the program.

Solution: A promotional website that announces the program and includes information about where to obtain prescription drug discount cards and which pharmacies are participating in the program. The site also includes downloadable forms required by the program.