Everyone who sent us feedback, answered our surveys, made suggestions on this blog or took part in user testing has helped us improve the site. Every time you visit the site you help – the pages you visit get added to our visitor statistics which we analyse to make improvements.
What is the award?
The ONYAs are the New Zealand web awards, celebrating “those who design, develop and create New Zealand’s best websites and applications.” The name ONYA combines ‘Honours list’ and ‘Good on ya’.
The DOC website is finalist in the Best content (corporate) category, along with Sorted and Christchurch City Libraries (both great sites, darn it). The judge’s comment was: “DoC’s web content has all the answers. Google loves it, so do we.”
The winners will be announced on 19 February 2010, so keep your fingers crossed.
Where does the content come from?
About 400 people, throughout DOC and across the country, contribute content to the website. The words, pictures, video etc gets turned into web pages (about 15,000 of the wee buggers) by 50 or so web publishers. All the content providers and web publishers fit in their web work around other roles so they should be pretty chuffed about being up for this award.
How can we improve our content?
If you’ve got suggestions, leave a comment below. We’d love to hear your ideas.