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Mississippi’s official state website awarded for excellence

JACKSON The State of Mississippi’s award-winning website has been nationally recognized again for excellence in interactive media. Ms.gov was recently honored with the Interactive Media Awards (IMA) Best In Class Award and the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts WAward. These mark the third and fourth awards the innovative, mobile-oriented site has received this year.

“The State of Mississippi’s website was chosen out of thousands of entries for these highly sought-after awards,” said Dr. Craig Orgeron, CIO and Executive Director of Mississippi Information Technology Services. “To be recognized on the national level for providing our citizens with a best-in-class design and supreme usability is something we are very proud of.”

The award-winning redesign of ms.gov has delivered a new standard to Mississippi. With citizen-focused design and increased mobility, ms.gov is dramatically improving how citizens interact with the state. The latest version of ms.gov is packed with features including:

  • Adaptive and responsive mobile design
  • Browser based push notifications for alerts and news
  • GeoIP mapping technology
  • Flickr showcase
  • User focused content
  • Accessibility for all users

Award entries for both the IMA and W3 awards undergo rigorous testing and points-based comprehensive judging processes. Work is judged on design, creativity, usability, navigation, functionality, visual design and ease of use. These competitions receive thousands of entries from all over the world, of which only a small percentage are honored. This is ms.gov’s third consecutive IMA Best of Class and second consecutive W3 award.

Under the self-funded model of Mississippi’s eGovernment partner, Mississippi Interactive (MSI), ms.gov’s redesign was completed at no cost to the state or citizens. To date, the design, maintenance and customer support efforts of ms.gov are valued at over $500,000. For a full listing of all awards won by ms.gov, click here.

 

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About Ross Reily

Ross Reily is editor of the Mississippi Business Journal. He is a husband to an amazing wife, dad to 3 crazy kids and 2 dogs. He is also a fan of the Delta State Fighting Okra and the Boston Red Sox.

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