Let me tackle the issue of the site's content, in terms of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) first - because I think it's one of the most impactful. In this post, we'll talk about how to improve your site's organic search rankings (organic, meaning that this isn't related to Adwords or paid advertisement), from a content (rather than site architecture or structure) point-of-view. More specifically, we'll discuss having (1) good quality content, (2) links to your site from external sites and (3) content freshness.
State and government websites are required to be ADA-compliant (Americans with Disabilities Act) to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access the same information and services as non-disabled individuals. I recently implemented a couple of the features required for ADA-compliance on one of the websites I manage. In this blog post, I will share quick and easy changes you can make to your websites to make them more accessible. These features are easy to implement and can make a website infinitely easier to navigate for somebody using a screen reader or similar software/device to access your content.