The City of Albany wanted its web presence to reflect the city’s status as the home of New York’s “Tech Valley.” The site also had to project Albany as a friendly, forward-thinking, innovative and productive place to live, visit and do business. The end result had to appeal to a wide range of people from all generations – current and prospective residents, business operators and visitors alike.
The City wanted to be able to control its web presence easily and create a very dynamic site, updated daily. The maintenance of all graphical, textual and the majority of the navigational changes to the web site had to be done by internal staff with average to advanced technical knowledge.
After completing an evaluation of the major players in the Content Management Market, The City of Albany found out that Telerik’s Sitefinity CMS product proved to be the best fit for the specifics of the project. The new site, powered by Sitefinity was easily accessible for both PC and Mac users and the site architecture and appearance were consistent across all browser platforms.
By using Sitefinity the City of Albany was able to ensure that all data is three to four clicks away – a major rule for improved user experience. The site for the City of Albany performs at an exceptionally high standard with quick loads on all platforms and browsers. L&P Media, developing the site for The City of Albany, found Telerik’s Sitefinity product to be functionally rich, scalable and extremely flexible. Most importantly, Sitefinity would allow The City of Albany to keep its options open for future expansion and development of the system.
Site earned the 2007 Standard of Excellence Award in Government from the Web Marketing Association. Development time was approximately 6 months and we utilized three developers on the project. Site developed primarily in ASP.Net. Numerous SQL and CRM databases were utilized.