Nebraska.gov Enhances Two More Online Services
Contractor and homeowner electrical permits first to introduce new look and mobile-friendly design
Nebraskans looking to obtain electrical permits in their state can now access the newly improved online services from anywhere, on any device. The Nebraska State Electrical Division (NSED) announced that the contractor and homeowners' online permit applications have migrated to the common application template, as part of Nebraska.gov's initiative to migrate all of the state's applications to the new platform.
The common application template has many benefits that include branding, responsive design, and state-of-the-art web features. Services follow a similar branding pattern which creates continuity between Nebraska applications and helps with customer confidence.
"Our contractor and homeowner electrical permit applications now have a fresh, polished appearance," said Randy Anderson, Executive Director of NSED. "We are excited to continue enhancing the rest of our applications and carry out the consistent look and feel Nebraska.gov has always been able to create for us."
As technology advances, it has become imperative to keep up-to-date with the different devices available so that the applications not only work well, but are easy to navigate whether you are using a PC, tablet, or mobile phone. The common application template uses a development framework that instinctually responds to the device you are on. In the new development framework, there are features built into the program that can be used rather than recreating them. This makes it possible to get information easily to users with pop-up boxes, display information in an organized way, and incorporate website design features that make the application attractive and intuitive to the user.
During the process, NSED was able to review and test out the application in its new "look", and offer any suggestions to the visual enhancements. The common application template development does not involve any code changes so the agency can be assured that current functionality will remain the same after the update is completed.
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