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Horry County launches redesigned website

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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - After nine months in the making, Horry County launched a redesigned website, bringing aesthetic, technological and organizational improvements.

According to a county official, www.horrycounty.org now features: a new look and easy-to-navigate layout, RSS feeds and an internal search mechanism, a mobile-friendly site, and a feature on trending pages.

Tim Oliver and the Horry County in-house tech team, say they tackled the number one complaint about Horry County website.

"Whether they call our help desk or the departments, it also made it complicated trying to help them navigate around, you got to click here, then click here, and click here," explained Oliver.

The new website has a more comprehensive search feature. It's designed to dig through every page and every word on the website.

"You can even type a question and will bring back the relevant information," added Oliver.

There was another big issue with the older version, it was hard to use on a mobile device. New technology found on the latest version takes care of that. The flexible website will adjust when it needs to.

"So many of our users now are using mobile devices that this is much easier to navigate look around and it looks the same no matter what device you're on," said Oliver.

Users will find fewer links on the new home page. Oliver says that's to get rid of the clutter. There is still a quick way to get to the site's most popular pages.

"Paying taxes online, the GIS pages, and believe it or not, the offender search page," commented Oliver about the most visited pages. The links will be listed under the new trending now section on the home page.

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