Thursday, September 19, 2013

Toledo issues call to artists for new design following crash of city website

Press release:

City issues call to artists to help design look of new city website

The City of Toledo is looking to make lemonade out of lemons following the crash of its website due to a server meltdown at the facility of its hosting company. While functionality has been restored to critical content like job postings and bids for services and contracts, the city is still working with vendors to restore remaining content. While doing so, web programmers are taking the opportunity to improve the site with greater functionality and navigability.

And they’re looking for local artists to team up with them to give it a new look. Local artists, photographers and graphic designers are invited to submit digital art work to be used as an installation on the city’s website homepage. Entries must meet specifications outlined for digital compatibility and city use. All submissions that meet the requirements will be considered for temporary display on the city’s homepage and in a gallery showcasing all entries used from October 2013 through December 2014.

“This website is here for the community, so we’d like our community to have a hand in building it,” said Mayor Michael P. Bell. “We have a lot of local talent and there’s no reason we shouldn’t invite them to be part of the process and showcase their gifts.”

Specifications for submission and further details are attached. The deadline to submit entries is October 1, 2013.


Here is a link to the specifications.

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