If you elect me to the Glen Rock Borough Council, I will improve the home page of the Glen Rock website. My proposed changes would enhance usability of the site, increase visibility of important items, and encourage more users to sign up for town alerts. Utilizing my 15 years of experience in website development, I can implement these changes quickly:
1) Relocate the large, unchanging pictures. While pretty to look at, they offer no functional value and should be shrunk and relocated to less visible space.
2) Move the News and Announcements section to a more visible location. Its current location in the lower left area of the page makes it easy to miss important information.
3) Add a static section to the home page and put critical information there. Currently, important news has to be re-uploaded to force it to the top of the News and Announcements list. Critical news sometimes gets buried and may be hard to find.
4) Freshen up the appearance of the website by changing the copyright notice at the bottom of the page from 2010 to the current year.
Patch readers, what are your suggestions to improve the Glen Rock home page?