|Citynet-Built WDTV.com Web Site Wins TV Web Site of the Year from West Virginia Broadcasters Association
Designed by Susan Zorn of WDTV and built by our very own Joe Wolford. WDTV.com has won the WV Broadcasters Association's TV Web Site of the Year award!
When Susan Zorn, Art Director for WDTV in Bridgeport, West Virginia started designing a new web site for her television station, she knew what she wanted; a web site packed with content, but organized and easy to navigate. On the back-end, she wanted a web site that was easy to update, fast to load content, stable and secure. With the level of sophistication and customization of her requirements, she turned to the web site development experts at Citynet.
Her experience with the project's lead developer, Citynet's Joe Wolford, exceeded all her expectations. "I sent Joe 236 emails in the course of building the WDTV.com web site, and he was always helpful and positive, and would say "don't worry, I'll take care of it!"
Zorn continues, "for ease of use we went with no drop-down menus, Joe was great helping us make the best use of space. He met every challenge we threw at him including administrating a huge video catalog, creating several specialized administrative panels to make updating the site super-fast and easy - something critical for a news organization. All of the tools he created for us work just perfectly."
Citynet's Joe Wolford, has developed many intricate and sophisticated web sites in his ten years as a software and multimedia developer with Citynet. Wolford explains, "it was a challenging, yet fun, project. The project required a custom Content Management System (CMS) built from scratch, tailored to the client's specific needs. It needed to be scalable to allow for the easy addition of future applications. Out-of-the-box Content Management Systems simply aren't that flexible."
He particularly likes the messaging function he created for the site; "text messages can be sent at the click of mouse from the CMS to alert users about weather conditions, traffic issues, school closing and much more". Wolford also says, "working with the WDTV staff was great. The communication lines between us were open throughout the entire project and I think the end product is a testament to that. It's always great to work with a client that is open to suggestions and will take a developer's ideas and suggestions into account."
Anthony Svingos, who heads the Citynet Development Team from Citynet's corporate headquarters in Bridgeport, is pleased by the Best Web Site recognition from the West Virginia Broadcasters Association; "one of the great challenges in creating information-packed and media rich web sites, is how to take all of those resources and make them easily navigated and viewed. Susan and Joe created a site that is so well thought out and easily accessible for viewers. It's great to know that an outside organization understood this, and rewarded WDTV for its vision and execution on such. " In addition, Svingos explains, "while we were busy making sure the new WDTV.com web site met all of the station's criteria, Citynet and WDTV were also attentive to viewer's video needs. The WDTV.com site was designed to allow the vast majority of modern web browsers and mobile devices to view video - so whether people are on a PC, Mac, Android, or Apple device they'll be able to see what's going on in their community from nearly anywhere."
The new WDTV.com website makes use of some of the latest, cutting-edge, mobile friendly, technologies such as SMS (mobile texting), allowing the station to keep in touch with its viewers like never before. People can receive up-to-the-minute updates on breaking news, and critical information that viewers care about. Subscribing to these alerts is easy, and free - all that is needed is a mobile phone number, an email address. Be sure to check it all out for yourself: www.wdtv.com
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Citynet's Steve Thompson Promoted to Team Leader - Citynet Sales Support
Citynet is pleased to announce the promotion of Steve Thompson to Team Leader of the Citynet Sales Support Department.
Steve joined Citynet in 2004 as a member of our Technical Support Team. He was later promoted to Call Center Supervisor, and, in 2006, joined our Sales Support team.
His proven dedication and his growth in so many areas, including leadership, has led to this promotion.
"Steve's dedication and performance has been influential for Citynet's excellent record of customer relations, issue resolution, and on-time customer delivery", says Carolyn Barr, Citynet's Vice President of Service Delivery and Technical and Sales Support.
According to Steve Peters, Technical and Sales Support Manager for Citynet, "Steve's overall dedication and his contribution to customer satisfaction is very important for Citynet's continued growth and long-term success".
Outside of his professional duties, Steve is both civically engaged and charitably active in his community. He serves on the Board of the Summit Park Association, and has been active in raising money for their new pavilion. Steve is the proud father of two sons, Stevie and Hunter.
All of us here at Citynet applaud Steve on this well-deserved promotion!
Citynet is a growing, regional, full-service provider of telecommunications services and business technology solutions. The company specializes in single source, high speed communications services. Core products include feature-rich, business-class digital phone service, high-speed Internet, data services, comprehensive network managed services, remote data backup, web site design/development and custom software applications.
Citynet prides itself on its customer service, offering live, award-winning support from highly trained and certified customer support professionals, 24-hours a day/365 days a year out of its corporate headquarters in Bridgeport, West Virginia. In addition to its Bridgeport headquarters, Citynet also has offices in Charleston and Morgantown, West Virginia; Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.