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Vic govt goes mobile-friendly with responsive Web design

The Victorian government has embraced responsive Web design with a new website unveiled today.

The mobile-friendly site, www.vic.gov.au, automatically adjusts content to fit the user's screen size. This mechanism allows for easier viewing on tablets and smartphones.

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The site also places a great emphasis on search, with an oversized search bar placed prominently at the top of every page of the website.

The Victorian government has also included topic-based information feeds, a whole-of-government consolidated Twitter feed and a mobile apps directory.

The previous website design was 10 years old, with the last redesign happening in 2003.

Victoria technology minister Gordon Rich-Philips said the revamped site is part of the Coalition government's ICT strategy, released last month.

"The site is mobile friendly and simple to use, with an interface that has been redesigned and tested involving input from many Victorians," Rich-Phillips said in a statement.

The technology minister said the website will evolve over time.

"The new vic.gov.au has been built to be agile and flexible so that it can quickly accommodate new and emerging functionality," he said.

"The Victorian government is acutely aware that there continues to be both a growth in the variety of online communication services and an increase in the number of Victorians using them."

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