Author Topic: the official city of Howard, KS website  (Read 4209 times)

Offline upoladeb

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Re: the official city of Howard, KS website
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2014, 01:37:32 PM »
wheres all the people that got together and filled the clock tower with a clock? why hasn't some one volunteered?(to fix the web site)

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Re: the official city of Howard, KS website
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2014, 03:58:26 PM »
Looks like something around only half of that site contains useable information.  And much of that is outdated, poorly formatted or incomplete. 

And yes, that appears to be a 'cookie cutter' website. The template is provided by a service provider and the user just adds content.  Shake n Bake at its best.  In this case, it looks like the 'provider' is the Kansas Rural Water Association.  As a way to raise revenue, the KRWA is offering this 'service' for $500 up front and then $100/year.  Here,look for yourself:  http://www.krwa.net/demo/demo.asp

The catch... you gotta keep the content filled in & fresh.  Not unlike that thing the county was sold several years back (for a much higher cost, of course).  And I suspect that the same employee was behind both projects.

I did notice the employee page contains a couple of names that are no longer in their referenced positions.... for very different reasons.

I wonder if they could employ a high school student with interests & aptitudes in such technology to keep the thing current.  It sure would reflect more favorably on the city.


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