Design and Layout
This website features a design theme influenced by the City of Oxford logo, red bricks, and Miami University. The color of the text and hyperlinks draw on black and turquoise in the City logo. The page background features alternating bricks, while the text background is white. We matched fonts from the new Miami University website.
The top of each page features the City of Oxford logo, which always links back to the home page. In addition, three links appear in the upper right-hand corner, which link to pages specifically created for students and residents, visitors, and business audiences. These pages should help guide website visitors to areas of the website that pertain to their needs.
On the new site, the navigation menu moves to the left-hand column. Visitors may click directly on City Council, a department, calendar, or other areas. The navigation menu may change if there are deeper options.
The homepage welcomes visitors to the City of Oxford, Ohio. “Welcome” is translated into ten languages, representing the top three languages of North America and top languages of Miami University international students. In addition, we included the Myaamia language, spoken by the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma.
- Simplified Chinese
Slideshow and “Hot Topics”
Below the welcome message, a slideshow of linked images fades in and out. The slideshow will change throughout the year to showcase popular topics and upcoming events.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
The homepage features six upcoming meetings and events, with a link to the full calendar. Corresponding documents, meeting agendas and minutes are fully integrated with the calendar entries–gone are the days of having to check various pages to gather documents. The calendar entries also include deadlines, if applicable.
News and RFPs, RFQs and Bids
Open job opportunities appear in the left-hand column at the bottom. Clicking on a job opportunity will reveal the description and application. The City of Oxford will offer online job applications in the coming months.
The new website features a robust new calendar. We now have the ability to integrate supporting documents, agendas, and minutes with the individual meeting or event. In addition, City Council, Planning Commission and BZA meetings will have links to Oxford on Demand videos.
Calendar feeds on the respective pages for City Council, Boards and Commissions, and Departments allow website visitors to easily find dates, times and locations of meetings and events. In addition, the calendars will always show previous calendar entries as well, acting as an archive for information.
Visitors can search for topics or names and easily find relevant information. We enabled advanced search functionality, which allows visitors to limit search terms to specific types of content, such as pages, meetings and events (calendar), or news.