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"You shouldn't have to understand how government works to be able to interact with it. Government and the services it provides are often complicated, so we should hide complexity where possible."  - from somewhere on gov.uk

The Office of Website Management. Well, you're in our office right now. Everything in your current window, the menus to the left and at the bottom of this page, this whole Sussex County website is managed from here. There are thousands of pages of content describing the function of Sussex County government, providing informative news articles, and hopefully making it easier for citizens and Sussex County employees to find what they are looking for. Go ahead, try the search box at the top of this page.

This Office also manages the Sussex County Email Newsletter. If you haven't subscribed yet, what are you waiting for? It's the best way to stay up to date on happenings in Sussex County government.

We want your feedback! What works, what doesn't, and what enhancements would you like to see? We may not be able to respond to change requests immediately, but all suggestions will be given serious consideration.


One of our goals is to provide what you are actually looking for, not what we think you want. This cartoon illustrates the point, used with permission from xkcd.com .

xkcd university venn diagram, used with permission


9/26/2013
Google introduction to web accessibility 
Accessibility Testing Resources 
Mobile User Experience Guidelines and Recommendations 

11/14/2011 - Curly quotes often break RSS feeds, particularly if the curly quote is in the article title or introductory blurb. What's a curly quote?

“Curly Quotes”  "Straight Quotes"

Microsoft Word does these by default. You can turn them off, or you can convert the curly quotes to straight quotes for use on the web.

  1. Turn off curly quotes in Microsoft Word 2007
    1. Click the Office Button (top left corner)
    2. Click Word Options button
    3. Click Proofing
    4. Click AutoCorrect Options
    5. Click AutoFormat As You Type Tab
    6. Uncheck "Straight quotes" with "smart quotes"
    7. OK
    8. OK
  2. Turn off curly quotes in Word 2003
    1. Click Tools
    2. Click AutoCorrect Options
    3. Click AutoFormat As You Type Tab
    4. Uncheck "Straight quotes" with "smart quotes"
    5. OK
  3. Download Word Macro to clean up Curly Quotes
    This macro helps you "fix" a document that contains curly quotes. I configured it as a button on my Word toolbar for one click use.
  4. Download Dreamweaver Command to clean up Curly Quotes
    In Dreamweaver CS3 running on Windows XP, this command file is saved in
    C:\Documents and Settings\(user name)\Application Data\Adobe\Dreamweaver 9\Configuration\Commands
    Your configuration may differ.

11/05/2010 - Tips for formatting pictures in Microsoft Office documents. Get them here.

10/20/2010 - A note about Internet Explorer. We know many of you are using Internet Explorer to read this page. Until today, we've tried to test our pages in as many different web browsers as we could, but time waits for no browser. Internet Explorer version 6, otherwise known as IE6, is no longer supported by major websites and we must move on as well. We'll continue to use Internet Explorer, and we'll try to keep it backward compatible with older versions, but from this date forward our pages will be tested for version 8 (IE8) and up. You probably won't mind, because very few of you are still using IE6. If you haven't upgraded yet, what are you waiting for? Get it here.

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