The distinctive features that makes the City of Henderson Web site easy to use are the global and department specific navigation that allow you to easily access information within the site.
To provide consistent and reliable global navigation site-wide, the Top Tabs were created to give users the ability to find programs and services information by audience. The Government tab provides links to information on the structure and functions of the city of Henderson. The Residents and Business tabs provides resources and services for the local community. The Visitors tab directs non-residents to information on where to stay, play and experience what the city of Henderson has to offer.
As part of the global navigation site-wide, the Top Navigation bar includes a link to the home page, events calendar, news section, city departments, contact information and a search feature. Links to the How Do I… and Online Services provide a dropdown menu which displays the top ten most requested services and information.
The left-hand navigation was developed to provide department or section specific links to information contained within that part of the Web site. The department navigation is separated into two parts. The Standard Department Links include links to Meet the Director (or Chief, Manager, etc…), Purpose Statement, Contact Us, and Common Questions. Links to a department Organization Chart and a link to Boards and Commissions are also included in the Standard Department Links but are optional.
Department Specific Links are customized to department needs. Appropriate categorizing and information architecture should be considered in creating links within this part of the Web site. Use of drop down menus within your left-hand navigation will help in grouping content within the site thereby helping users make the most out of the left-hand navigation section.