Lakeway Communications Director Jarod Wise spearheaded the revamp. Prior to the soft launch Thursday, Wise asserted that everything previously on the site will remain but will now occupy different spaces within the interface.
"The functionality has improved with this new design," Wise said. "Plus, it's more welcoming."
Changes to the site include a more functional city calendar that makes it easier for users to toggle between meetings and events. Additionally, there will be a message from the mayor, the city's social media accounts are now linked to the page, and video messages from various departments will be featured.
Wise said he has been working on the new design for several months, and the website could still introduce more features as city staff and users provide suggestions.
Wise will present the new design to City Council during its regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 21.
"There will probably be a few bugs in the beginning as we rearrange things and make sure it all fits right," Wise said. "But again, we're just trying to make it more user-friendly and give it more of a welcoming feel when you go to it."