Havelock looking to improve its website

This is the home page of Havelock's new city website

This is the home page of Havelock's new city website

City of Havelock
Published: Monday, June 9, 2014 at 11:27 PM.

The city of Havelock will soon launch a website designed to help residents with mobile devices pay bills, find city documents and even apply for a city job.

Chad Ives, director of Information Technology for the city, said that as programming continues for the new site, residents may experience intermittent problems if they are using a search engine or smart phone to access the city website at www.havelock.nc.us.

“The website that we had was written in Microsoft.net, which is still a valid programming language, but it is not customizable to the more modern technology that is out there right now,” Ives said.

He said the changes would support newer and updated browser types such as Chrome, Firefox, Mozilla and Internet Explorer and would support mobile Android phones, iPhones and iPad devices.

“Right now if you were on a tablet and went to our website and clicked on the ‘I want to’ button, it would not work properly,” Ives said. “Also, if you’re using anything other than Internet Explorer right now, the site will work, but it has some glitches.

“In the future, that will all go away. Users who try to pay their water bills over the phone that have trouble now will not have that trouble in the future. It will be a lot more user friendly on the mobile devices.”

He said the reason for the changes to the website were obvious.

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