Nappanee has gotten a fresh new look in the digital realm. In the last few weeks, officials have launched a redesigned version of its website and implemented a new visual identity for the city as a whole as well as individual departments.
It all looks pretty sharp, right? Congratulations to Mayor Phil Jenkins and everyone involved in these changes.
Read more about the changes from the city’s official press release:
The City of Nappanee is excited to announce that we have launched a new redesigned version of Nappanee.org, the City’s official website. The website has been designed to be more user friendly, accessible and intuitive. We’ve seen major improvement in the design, and back-end technology which will help users easily navigate through this data-informed interface. This website acts as a one-stop shop as the Police, EMS and Fire department are all now under our website.
“We hope residents and visitors find the new Nappanee website informative and interactive,” said Mayor Phil Jenkins. “We want to thank the Community Foundation of Elkhart County and the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau for the Live.Work.Play grant that allowed us to hire our Director of Community Outreach, Brooklyn Moore, and develop this website. We invite feedback as people engage in our new digital front door.”
“The City of Nappanee’s website was long overdue for a redesign that will be both beneficial to our residents and visitors in the area,” said Brooklyn Moore, Director of Community Outreach. “This website is a vital platform for communication between the residents and the City government.”
The new website makes it easier to access information about services, connect with us via social media, find our community calendar and much more. In addition, the website is fully responsive, making it easy to use whether the user is accessing with a desktop computer, smartphone or tablet. The new website was designed by Digital Hill, a local company, in conjunction with the Director of Community Outreach.
In addition to our newly redesigned website, we have released all new logos for each department within the city; City of Nappanee, Elder Haus, EMS, Fire, Parks, Planning and Zoning, Police, Street and the Water department. The new logos implement a consistent look and helps create a strong sense of identity within the city.
We wanted a general overall look and feel for all departments but wanted each to stand on their own and believe we accomplished this. Each logo is unique to that specific department and felt the apple represented our city the best. In the 1920s the apple was a slang expression for any town or city and symbolizes health, knowledge, goodwill and love. These all represent the City of Nappanee.
The logos were designed by local resident Jeff Stillson.