Century Unveils New Website

November 6, 2018

The Town of Century has official unveiled a new website.

The site was built and is hosted by Municode, a Tallahassee based firm. Century currently contracts with the company to make their code of ordinances available online..

Municode submitted a base bid of $4,000 for design, development and implementation of a new website and $1,500 for annual hosting, maintenance and customer support. An interest-free four year payment plan was offered.  Municode has been in business for 66 years and works with over 4,200 government agencies across the country.

Townofcenturyflorida.com was to be constructed using content management system (CMS) that will allow town employees to keep the site updated.

The town’s previous website was last updated in 2015. That website was developed by an area marketing firm in 2012 for $5,950, part of a $11,450 package that also included a five year comprehensive marketing strategy.

Comments

31 Responses to “Century Unveils New Website”

  1. A.Wilton Thompson on November 9th, 2018 4:05 am

    Bring South Flomaton,Florida back

  2. sam on November 8th, 2018 4:08 pm

    that site is funny and sad. i tell people i live in south flomaton. that picture would fit the right time period.

  3. Bo on November 7th, 2018 11:28 pm

    You would at least think any picture of the old Alger train, showalter park, an archived pic of the sawmill, or even the new city hall would have been better. Something that represents what the town is (or was). BTW, You guys know WordPress is free. And godaddy is pretty cheap for the light traffic you’ll have. I bet there is enough talent in local schools and willing citizens to design and host for free.

  4. Northend resident on November 7th, 2018 11:23 pm

    I forgot to suggest the many beautiful sunsets at Lake Stone Campground as another photo option. I know someone who has a collection of beautiful photos that would probably, proudly offer one to promote Century.

  5. Northend resident on November 7th, 2018 11:20 pm

    Would have made more sense to show a beautiful cotton field or peanut field or a old time tractor plowing a garden, things that are relate-able to this area. Even train cars would have made more sense than a beach that is 52 miles away!

    I have designed websites as a hobby “for free” and feel like I have done a better job than this one for $4000. I was actually excited to see it and when I opened up the link, I’m sorry, but I had to laugh. I was really disappointed, but seems to be a common theme in Century these days.

    Reading all the comments posted here, I’d say website critiquing is required!

  6. AJ on November 7th, 2018 9:18 am

    Not going to lie…. but Century, FL. You get what you paid for.

    That site is clunky.
    NOT anchored well
    margins and padding is off
    Does not look good in a responsive state (mobile)
    Header is off
    The 90’s called and they want their design/buttons back

    BTW – When did you all get a beach?

  7. #fail on November 7th, 2018 2:40 am

    It isn’t even a local beach, the sand is the wrong color.

  8. DLo on November 6th, 2018 7:45 pm

    Shouldn’t they be rearranging those chairs….

  9. mat on November 6th, 2018 3:20 pm

    I clicked on the link townofcenturyflorida.com and went to the Community section on top and read “about our town”
    I enjoyed the first paragraph and the last sentence.

  10. Citizen on November 6th, 2018 2:30 pm

    Awesome. Thanlks for the link

  11. Also Resident on November 6th, 2018 11:55 am

    Can’t make payroll, don’t have no money, but we have website that shows a beach that we don’t have. #FakeCentury

  12. Resident on November 6th, 2018 11:54 am

    Notice there’s still no access to public records. Mayor keeps on keeping on keeping the public from knowing how bad it is.

  13. FLA Girl on November 6th, 2018 10:32 am

    what a saaaaaad joke

  14. Lifendason on November 6th, 2018 9:46 am

    “Municode has been in business for 66 years and works with over 4,200 government agencies across the country.”

    Funny, I cannot access this website from a government computer…lol

    BTW James, you said it!

  15. chris on November 6th, 2018 9:40 am

    “rather than criticizing Century” How can anybody take Century seriously, when their new website shows a beach that doesn’t exist, representing a town that cannot keep businesses even when they subsidize and pay the mortgage? Why didn’t the website feature a cover shot of the ever popular sawblade and maybe some boarded up trap houses?

  16. Bob on November 6th, 2018 9:12 am

    I agree with Grand Locust!!!

    They can put the new website to good use for the citizens of Century:

    1) The new website can alert employees when their paycheck is going to bounce.
    2) Display information regarding the terms of all installment loans.
    3) Show the monthly payments/balances of those installment loans.
    4) Show current account balances for revenues/expenses.
    5) Notify taxpayers when new trucks are purchased (and the price).
    6) Allow the Mayor to mandate the actions/words of the city council.
    7) Notify Century of freezing weather during the winter months.
    8) Notify Century of last minute “emergency meetings”.
    9) Post weekly or monthly profit/loss statements for the gas department
    10) Assume that when the website goes down so did Century?

  17. tg on November 6th, 2018 8:06 am

    James you win Post Of The Day Award.

  18. mat on November 6th, 2018 7:59 am

    No palm trees swaying in the breeze or beach umbrellas?
    Whats up with that?

  19. Grand Locust on November 6th, 2018 7:49 am

    The website is a great improvement over the prior web. Clean lines and easy access information portals. The price was reasonable and it appears to me that rather than criticizing Century they should be commended for improving information disbursement to citizens and saving taxpayer dollars.

  20. M in Bratt on November 6th, 2018 7:30 am

    If the Town will loan me the money, I’ll put a Ron-Jon serf shop in the vacant bingo parlor

  21. M in Bratt on November 6th, 2018 7:28 am

    I guess they could not take any pictures that accurately depict The Town of Century. They could have used one of the junk filled yards, or maybe the falling down sawmill or the vacant helicopter building. In any case, it’s spending more money that you don’t have.,

  22. Resident on November 6th, 2018 7:25 am

    That’s not even a local beach. It’s a stolen photo from another country.

  23. lzhome on November 6th, 2018 7:22 am

    Century has been on life support for at least 25 years to my knowledge; just pull the plug, dissolve the city government and let if fall back to Escambia County. Century will never amount to nothing except a breeding ground for corruption.

  24. NuffSaid on November 6th, 2018 6:53 am

    So, a RonJon surf shop is coming, right?

  25. Tom on November 6th, 2018 6:33 am

    We use to go to a beach in Century when I was a kid! I forget the name of it, but something “beach”. Think it was merely a gravel lake though now that I’m grown and looking back.

  26. chris on November 6th, 2018 6:27 am

    Does the website have a loan application?

  27. Earl in Bratt on November 6th, 2018 6:27 am

    You hit it right on the head James!

  28. fred on November 6th, 2018 5:33 am

    Well, Mary and BT already got the good line. What’s the URL of this website?

  29. Mary on November 6th, 2018 4:46 am

    Century has a beach?

  30. BT on November 6th, 2018 4:10 am

    Now I want to go to the beach in Century

  31. James on November 6th, 2018 3:26 am

    The website picture depicting the sandy beach and lounge chairs accurately reflects Century’s state of current affairs – misleading and irresponsible.





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