The City of Tempe website, tempe.gov, has a new look and several new features to help improve the digital experience for residents and visitors. A prominent, more functional search feature makes it easy to find what you need. A reader has been added to help those with sight impairments. An updated homepage features easy-to-follow navigation, an improved calendar, the latest city videos, and a news section to help keep you informed.
Here’s more of what you need to know to navigate the site:
Bookmarks – Did you bookmark a favorite page on our site? Anything you bookmarked prior to mid-November needs to be redone. Since the navigation of our site changed, the pages you used to visit have changed locations and old bookmarks won’t work. Be sure to re-establish those!
Refresh your web browser – Over time, your browser gets used to where you used to go on our website. Definitely refresh your browser so that it looks at tempe.gov with ‘fresh eyes.’
Web searches – You might find that your Tempe web searches through Google are leading to broken links. These aren’t broken links on tempe.gov – it’s just Google re-learning where everything is located on our website. Google ‘crawls’ our site every day to learn where things are. After a website relaunches, it takes a little while for Google to catch up. Very soon, your Google searches for Tempe items will be as easy as they were in the past.
Tempe’s website receives 6.2 million pageviews a year and remains one of the city’s most important tools for communicating information to residents. As part of the website upgrade, the city conducted extensive research to determine what changes would benefit site users the most.