Fort Collins uses Twitter's Bootstrap for public records mobile upgrade

CityDocs, the City of Fort Collins’ public records database, is now easier to use on mobile devices. Citizens interested in learning more about City transactions including contracts, policies and vendor information, can now access CityDocs on a variety of mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones.

This redevelopment of CityDocs was made possible by using an open source tool developed by Twitter engineers called “Bootstrap,” which utilizes “responsive web design” to dynamically adapt the page layout for modern browsers. The City of Fort Collins is the first municipality to use responsive web design to provide mobile-friendly content in a public records system.

The City of Fort Collins’s website contains more than one million records dating back to 1889. Over the last few years, the use of mobile devices to access the City’s site has steadily increased and now represents more than 15 percent of the total traffic to the site. This metric is consistent with the industry, where experts are predicting that by 2015 the majority of traffic over the Internet will be from mobile devices. In particular, the widespread adoption of tablets and smartphones have noticeably increased traffic to CityDocs. Visit CityDocs at www.citydocs.fcgov.com.

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