Texas.gov Offers More Personalization with Enhanced Website

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New features let users tailor their interactions with State’s
official website

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) and Texas NIC are
pleased to announce a revamped Texas.gov
that is focused on delivering an experience that users can tailor to
their specific needs. As the state’s official website, Texas.gov offers
a simple, straightforward, and service-focused design that lets Texans
take care of their government business online with ease and convenience.
Recently, Texas.gov added some new features that let users further
personalize their experience and share it with others.

These new features include:

  • Favorites: Users can “favorite” links they use on a regular
    basis by clicking the star next to many popular services on the site,
    such as driver license/ID renewal, vehicle registration renewal, vital
    records, popular occupational and professional licenses, and more.
    These favorites are stored in the tools area of Texas.gov
    for quick and easy access later.
  • Themes: Two new themes are now available on Texas.gov
    – Texas State Parks and High Contrast. Texas State Parks was the
    winning theme from a Twitter poll that Texas.gov conducted earlier
    this year. This theme features several crowd-sourced photos showcasing
    the beauty of Texas’ parks. And, in keeping with Texas.gov’s
    commitment to provide an accessible website for all Texans, the High
    Contrast theme better accommodates users with visual impairments.
  • Share: This functionality lets users share via email or Twitter
    the sections of Texas.gov that they find useful or interesting. The
    website offers more than 1,000 services that can be completed online,
    as well as direct access to other helpful resources including an
    agency directory, map, and more. By enabling users to share areas of
    the site with their “network”, the state is continuing to grow
    awareness and use of this secure, convenient resource.
  • Popular Searches: Texas.gov’s
    already powerful search function was further enhanced to provide
    immediate access to three of the most-searched services on the site: vehicle
    registration renewal
    , driver
    license renewal
    , and birth
    certificate request
    .
  • Back-To-Top: Texas.gov’s
    single page, long-scrolling layout now offers users the ability to
    quickly return to the top of the page with a simple click of the
    back-to-top button.

In addition to the new features, Texas.gov
continues to welcome users with a friendly, approachable tone, delivers
an organized, filterable “Find It” table for access to more than 2,500
government services and information links, and offers responsive design
and styling to fully accommodate users visiting from a mobile device.

About Texas.gov

Texas.gov is the official website of the state of Texas (www.texas.gov),
and is a collaborative public-private partnership managed by the Texas
Department of Information Resources (DIR). Texas.gov
helps state and local government entities web-enable their services, and
operates without tax funds through a partnership between the state of
Texas and Texas NICUSA, LLC (Texas NIC). Texas NIC builds, operates,
maintains, and markets Texas.gov, and is part of digital government firm
NIC’s family of companies. Since its launch in 2000, Texas.gov has
securely processed more than 288 million financial transactions and has
collected more than $33 billion on behalf of participating entities.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC Inc. (NASDQ: EGOV) is celebrating 25 years as the
nation’s premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and
secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more
accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies
has developed a library of more than 12,000 digital government services
for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among
these solutions is the ground-breaking digital government personal
assistant, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a
single access point for government interactions. More information is
available at www.egov.com.

Contacts

Texas Department of Information Resources
Elliott Sprehe,
512-475-4704
elliott.sprehe@dir.texas.gov