This is a note from Laurie Best, who is overseeeing this, which I’ve pulled up from the previous string. I’ve asked Laurie, but don’t have an answer yet, what it means when it says there is a “snapshot” of all the previous pages. I’m not sure if that means there are pages and types of information that will be still available but not updated any more or what. I’ll post her answer when it’s available or perhaps she will do so here herself.
Yes, we are launching a new website soon– one based on user research into what most people are looking for most often when they come to the site – things like recreational programs, garbage schedules, job posting, bid opportunities and permit applications. We’re also making it easier to find other information – equally important – that a smaller number of people seek out, like past financial reports or completed rezoning applications.
In fact, a snapshot of our entire current website – with more than 60,000 pages on it—will continue to be available to anyone who wants to look through it, while the new site will be focused on trying to help people complete their desired tasks more quickly and easily.
Director, City Of Vancouver, Web Redevelopment Project
This was Laurie’s answer about what happens to the pages that are saved as snapshots.
It’s “frozen in time”. With the exception of some pages that will be subject to some ‘behind the scenes’ manipulations (something easier to show than to try and describe!), new information will get posted to the new site.