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FWP's New Website Design

 

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Our New Design

The FWP website has been redesigned to be mobile-friendly. It is called "responsive" design. This means that content will reflow to fit the width of the browser window. So no matter if you're on an iPhone, a tablet, a desktop, or a Smart TV, the content will flow and be arranged clearly so you can see all of the content without having to scroll sideways.

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Why We Made These Changes

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We have watched our traffic over the past few years and the percentage of people visiting fwp.mt.gov on mobile devices has grown exponentially. Today between 40-50% of our visitors are coming from mobile devices (phones or tablets). Our new design will accommodate the needs of all of our visitors.






The Changes

What we did NOT change

We did not change the structure or content on the website, other than cleaning up or removing a few pages that were rarely visited or out-of-date. So it's the same website, same content, and everything is in the same place (with very few exceptions.) We did not make a different website for mobile devices. It's the same whether you're on your phone, a tablet, or a computer.

What we DID change

We changed the look and navigation on the website to make it all responsive.

Navigation

The biggest difference that most people will likely notice is the new navigation design. The new navigation

The Look

The look of our site has changed somewhat with new colors and design elements. See what's different

What's New

We've added some new elements to make navigating the site easier. See the new stuff

Navigation

The biggest difference that most people will likely notice is the navigation. Standards for navigation on responsive websites are different for technical reasons. Check out this tutorial about using our new navigation. Learn about the navigation

The Look

The look of our site has changed somewhat also. You will see new colors and design elements that help with navigation and consistency. See what's different

Site Index

We have a new site index to help you find what you're looking for. See how it works

Social Media

We've combined all social media with the search box on top of every page. Check it out