Government websites are not exactly known for being particularly inventive or cutting edge.

Sorry, Florida.

Case in point: Florida.

Residents often log onto their city website only to find something seriously lacking in readability and reminiscent of Windows 95.

The online tech magazine Gizmodo recently compiled a list of seven municipal websites that are at the forefront of sound design principles and more importantly, usability.

Tech blogger Alissa Walker rated websites on the availability of services offered, ease of access and aesthetic appeal.

California even scored some love from the techies. Mayor Eric Garcetti has his own Los Angeles civic website, which was praised for its stripped-down, minimalist approach and increased presence on social media.


Between Chicago’s integration of open data and NYC’s seamless compatibility across multiple platforms and devices, the article is worth checking out.

Read the full article at Gizmodo.