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Town Web site has new look

If you have visited the Town of Farragut Web site lately you may have noticed some major changes.

The site is now clad with a plethora of pictures and more information due to the work of Vic Spencer, a Farragut resident and Web guru, and Denise Hairr, administrative services assistant for the town.

?? ?1inistrator Dan Olson discussed possible changes that could be made to the Web site a few months ago with Spencer.

“He had some ideas about how to update our Web site,” Olson said. “This is an overall look change.”

Once an internet user connects to the site there is a picture of Town Hall and numerous links to get information about town meetings, construction projects and community events.

“I am going to work with the town staff to keep everything updated,” Hairr said.

Spencer said pictures are an important tool to show the flavor of the town and what it has to offer.

“Pictures are worth a thousand words,” he said, “and the site is full of links to picture pages.”

The site is full of pictures of the various parks in the town, shopping centers, construction projects and subdivisions, which Spencer, formerly of Long Island, N.Y., said could spark an interest in out-of-towners to move to Farragut.

“People thinking of relocating will see the pictures. Pictures sell,” he said.

“We have very interesting things here such as Bob Leonard Park, Campbell Station Park and nice subdivisions. Campbell Station Park is a real jewel and I don’t think many people know that. This makes it visible to people. Through pictures we can get a better idea of what this town is all about.”

Spencer added programs to make the site easily navigated by even the most novice computer user.

“To make it easy to search and get around we added the best search engine available — Google,” he said.

The search engine will give users the option to search the site and the entire web.

There is also a link available under the Farragut Info subtitle on the tool bar at the top of the site to help users learn how to navigate the site.

Spencer also incorporated a program to track what computers users have when they access the site.

“This lets me know what capabilities are out there so I can construct the Web site that way,” he said.

Spencer and Hairr took the site over from the Farragut High School Business Department, who had run the site for eight years.

Spencer said he has seen an increase in the amount of people visiting the site since the changes were made.

“The numbers are increasing because we are linked to all major search engines,” he said. “I think we’re sitting on a tremendous possibility here.”

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