TownLife Widget Options
1 'How do I...' Mega Menu
Adding a Mega Menu to your navigation allows visitors frequently asked questions to be linked directly to answers.
HOVER over green arrow head to preview.
3 Weather by Forecast.io
Would you like to see this as a graphical illustration of your local weather?
6 Featured Videos
Do you have several videos you would like to showcase? These popup and play without having the visitor leave your website.
CLICK to preview sampel video playback.
7 Professional Photographer
Interested in having our professional photographer visit your location?
8 Latest News - Standard Layout
In a vertical layout we can show any number of news articles you choose.
Your home page needs a way to list latest information, which of these 4 layouts do you prefer?
Latest blog (3)
9 Latest News - Circle Images
Do you prefer circle images?
Latest blog (3)
10 News - Wide
If you use panoramic images with your blog articles this is a great way to visually enhance your latest news articles.
Latest blog (3)
11 News - Horizontal
Only want to show 3 latest news articles at a time, we could showcase them horizontally!
Latest blog (3)
12 Facebook/Twitter Feeds
Are you updating a facebook or twitter account, why don't we add their feeds to your website?
13 Facebook/Twitter Tabs
We can also show your social media accounts using tabs, which do you prefer?
14 Then and Now Slider
Do you have some great historical images? Interested in making an interactive slider to allow your visitors to see past vs present famous landmarks?
Or we can help you create an online campaign with static images to showcase your history #OnThisDay.
CLICK and move your mouse over the image to compare images.
15 TimeLine Widget
Build visually rich, interactive timelines.
Can be used for local lore, municipal history or an interesting tale.
CLICK the arrows or a timeline element to preview.
- Keep it short. We recommend not having more than 20 slides for a reader to click through.
- Pick stories that have a strong chronological narrative. It does not work well for stories that need to jump around in the timeline.
- Write each event as a part of a larger narrative.
- Include events that build up to major occurrences — not just the major events.
16 StoryMap Widget
Create stories on the web that highlight the locations of a series of events.
Can be used for local scavenger hunt, park tour or an walking tour of your community.
CLICK the arrows to follow the path.
17 Did you know? Widget
Do you have any interesting local lore and facts that you would like randomly displayed on your website? We can verticlally include it in the sidebar or just before the footer.
You can create an unlimited number of tidbits, and they are randomly shown on your webpages.
18 Quote Widget
Very similar to the 'Did you Know' widget this is more professional layout best for quotations. Both of these tidbit widgets are easily managed through the photo album.
19 Add Council Photo Gallery to your Council Webpage
If you can provide professional council individual photographs we can help create a gallery and even link to individual profile pages (when the user mouses-over the image).
20 Tourism Clickable Map
Would you like to hire our graphical team to create a cartoon tourism map of your municipality?
Includes clickable locations that link directory to your business directory!
This is a great tourism opportunity if you need print quality brochures/maps created as well!
21 Timely Event Upgrade
We have a new method to showcase your events!
With 6 layout options to choose from (click the white down arrow).
They are still managed and entered into TownLife as normal, now they just have the option of being displayed in unique layouts.
CLICK to preview event details.
Timely provides filters/sharing/saving and also allows your visitors to choose which specific events they want to 'save' and subscribe to their own 'filtered calendar'.
22 Open Data Initiatives
TownLife has been working on prototypes for better transparency and open government initiatives,
basically easier ways to publish information to your ratepayers. This isn't additional work, since municipalities need to regularly submit their records to the province, are you interested in improved visualizations of your data? or comparing vs other municipalities?
- Interested in reading about Canada's Action Plan on Open Government?
- CLICK the chart below and see how your municipality compares...
Using Google Public Data Explorer and Prepared by TownLife, these Annual Municipal Financials are based on data from the Government of Alberta. The 'Municipal Financial Information Return (FIR)' requires a breakdown by function of revenues and expenses. When deciding where to classify a particular revenue or expense, the primary criteria is the purpose or objective of the activity to which it is related. The categories of this information are defined by the Financial Reporting and Assurance Standards of Canada.
23 PDF Searchability with Signatures
Are you interested in uploading Council Minutes with signatures but still keep them searchable?
While it is still best to convert from Word directly to PDF (and free)
sometimes our documents have signatures which usually makes them unsearchable,
a solution now exists that TownLife can help you implement!
24 Ready to add Forms to your Website?
Are you ready for new FORMS on your website?
- Utility Readings
- Satisfaction Surveys
- Event Registration
- Service Requests
- Volunteer Management
Form features include:
- online credit card payment integration
- recieve response via email/SMS text or even Dropbox
- and many different field options...
25 Agenda Automation
TownLife offers custom integration with your automation systems, which agenda program do you currently use?
26 Municipal Accounting Preference
Which municipal accounting program are you currently using?
How would you rate your current satisfaction with them?