New Web Portal, downtown.vegas, Debuts
23 Oct, 2014
Caption: Co-working hub, Work in Progress, in Downtown Las Vegas
Downtown.vegas is a new website created by the city’s Economic and Urban Development Department; it is designed to be a digital portal for downtown-centric details.
What viewers may notice first is that it is not a .com website but ends with.vegas. In fact, it is one of the first websites to use the brand new, top-level domain (TLD), .vegas. Las Vegas is among only a handful of worldwide destinations to be awarded a city-specific TLD, as well as only one of four cities in the United States to have that distinction.
The website includes event listings and links, fun facts and myth busters, links to business resources and incentive programs, information on housing and more. The new site does not replace the city’s existing websites, including its official government site or the site of the Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency. Rather, it’s a new addition to the city’s online presence, designed to reflect growing local and national interest.
With the main navigational bar divided into “Work,” “Live,” and “Play,” downtown.vegas makes it easy for users to find the information they need. From a Downtown Visitors Guide to a photo history and sample itineraries, the website offers a wealth of information for anyone visiting downtown Las Vegas.
The site also includes information for current residents, as well as those new to the city, on housing options and opening a business downtown.
The site was designed by the local digital firm, AdLava.
Source: urban renaissance enews update, city of Las Vegas
Image: Work in Progress