Here’s some good news about our city: Gizmodo included Philadelphia in How Seven Cities Designed Surprisingly Great Websites. Phila.gov is listed along with Honolulu, New York, Chicago, Milwaukee, Los Angeles and Chattanooga. Here’s why phila.gov gets a mention:
Philly has lots of whitespace, double image banks and decent typography. The organization doesn’t offend my eyes at all, and I like the Department dropdown on the far right.
But here’s the best part:
I also like how beyond the call to support education up top, the very first buttons that call out to you are Pay, then Fraud/Corruption. We know where Philly’s priorities are!
Now on to some other news:
• Montco solicits input for a new master plan: “What was Montgomery County like 10 years ago? What do you want it to be 10 years from now? Those existential questions will be front and center over the next year as officials solicit public input for a countywide master plan through 2040.”
• Rival Brothers Coffee Roasters Land a Storefront at 24th and Lombard: They’re going from truck to bricks-and-mortar.
• Daily Pennsylvanian Video: HipCityVeg opening in University City
• Zillow removes racist photo from the story “Ten Reasons to Move to Philadelphia.”