DUNCANVILLE, TX – The City of Duncanville is proud to announce that an agreement has been signed with Intrado Interactive Services for the redesign and hosting of the Duncanville.com and DuncanvilleFieldhouse.com websites. These redesigns will be done with a user-centered focus, enhancing the ease of access to important information, municipal services, resources, schedules, and departments for residents, businesses, developers, and visitors to the City of Duncanville. The new design will be responsive, built based on how users interact with the websites as determined by data analytics, better align with Americans with Disabilities (ADA) standards, and offer multiple language options.
“We are very excited that a new website is being developed,” City Manager Aretha R. Ferrell-Benavides said. “It is important that Duncanville residents and businesses have an easy-to-use website for engaging with City Hall.”
The City’s current websites do not offer mobile-friendly or tablet-friendly designs, are not in line with the Brand Standards that were adopted by City Council in 2019, and no longer serve Duncanville residents who have come to expect better overall functionality from the sites they interact with. This redesign will address those and other concerns as well as implement changes based on the lessons learned while communicating crucial information to the public during both the pandemic and 2021 winter storm.
“Marketing our great city is also key to attracting the kinds of development residents have been asking for,” added Gus Garcia, Duncanville’s Director of Economic Development. “These days, a website is the way to make a positive first impression. Through this redesign process, Duncanville will get the web presence that truly represents the greatness of our city, which helps attract new economic development to our community.”
Although Duncanville.com is a governmental website, it will continue to offer useful information for Duncanville residents and those interested in tourism, relocation, and investment.
“This website redesign is in alignment with the City Council’s Capstone of the ‘Most Engaged Citizens in America,’” said Mayor Barry L. Gordon. “Advancements in web technologies have made it easier to have information and services at our fingertips. I’m extremely happy that this redesign will make those conveniences available for Duncanville residents.”
The redesign process will take from 4 to 6 months to complete and a website relaunch is anticipated for the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2022.