Stratatomic Wins 2018 'Best in Class' Interactive Media Award for City of Inman Website at CityofInman.org

By Ryan Owens

www.cityofinman.orgGREENVILLE, SC - Stratatomic has recently been honored with a 2018 'Best in Class' Interactive Media Award in the Government category for the City of Inman website, now available online at CityofInman.org.

The Interactive Media Awards is a prestigious international competition recognizing the highest standards of excellence in website design and development and honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievement. The 'Best in Class' award is the highest honor bestowed by the Interactive Media Council. According to the IMA, the winner of this award has excelled in all areas of the judging criteria and achieved a perfect, or near perfect, overall score. A website that is awarded 'Best in Class' represents the highest standards of professionalism, standards compliance and impeccable planning and execution, and is one of the world's most well executed websites. To learn more, please visit the IMA website at interactivemediaawards.com.

One judge for the IMA commented, "The visual design of this site is simple and basic, but it works. And it works very well. Stratatomic's web design is elegant, appealing and effective. The City of Inman website is a great example of the power of simple elegance."

Another IMA judge remarked, "Nice work on code standards. Not many web pages we review score so high in our standards compliance tests. Well done!"

The City of Inman engaged Stratatomic in late fall of 2017 to assist with creating a new logo, tagline and identity, developing a new website, setting up their social media presence, and the ongoing hosting and maintenance of the site.

The new website is based on the latest HTML5 technology and incorporates a "responsive" design that automatically adjusts to fit any screen size, be it desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device. The website includes resources and information for city government, mayor and city council, planning and zoning, city departments and administration, wastewater treatment, police and fire departments, community events and recreation, local schools, employment, bid opportunities, calendar of events and many other public services and resources. The website also includes social media integration of Twitter and Facebook live feeds which Stratatomic also assisted with the setup and implementation.

The City of Inman will utilize Stratatomic's WebAdmin™ Content Management System to update and maintain the website, including recent news, events, agendas, meeting minutes, public notices, bid opportunities, employment, city hall bulletins, planning and zoning documents, and an emergency notification system. Stratatomic will also provide them with website hosting services.

City Administrator Jeremy Caudle said of Stratatomic, "The City of Inman's goal in updating our website, designing a new logo, and establishing a social media presence was to cultivate an image of professionalism, modernity, and positivity. What Ryan Owens and Stratatomic built for us has met those goals and exceeded our expectations. I agree with one of my city councilmembers when he says our new website is "Best in the Upstate." I would go further and say that, out of all city and county governments in South Carolina, our new website is one of the best, putting us at the forefront of e-government. Stratatomic is unequaled when it comes to excellence in web and graphic design, and I highly recommend them."

Councilman Ray Rogers said an updated website was something he's been advocating for since joining council three years ago. "The old website was very antiquated, out-of-date and not very well managed and maintained," he said. "I think what we've got now is something I consider state-of-the-art. It was well worth the time it took."

Located in in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, the City of Inman is a growing community with small-town charm and a population of 2,321 at the 2010 census. Inman is home to a historic downtown district and hosts several events and festivals throughout the year, including the Summer Concert Series, Harvest Day in the autumn, and the Inman Fresh Farmers Market from May-October of each year.

Stratatomic is a creative firm specializing in web, multimedia, advertising, and graphic communications. Stratatomic also offers complete solutions for web site hosting, WebAdmin™ site management software and Google Analytics™ site analysis tools, providing clients with a singular resource for top-to-bottom implementation of their internet marketing strategies.

Stratatomic’s proprietary WebAdmin™ eCommerce and site-management technology recently surpassed $15 million in online sales transactions and order processing. Today, WebAdmin™ enables clients of all sizes to effectively manage their own site content or storefront and is the power behind websites that receive more than 2 million page requests per month and average hundreds of orders per day. Founded in 2000 by Ryan Owens, Stratatomic LLC is a privately held company based in Greenville, SC.

For more information, contact Stratatomic at 864.271.7021 or visit the website at www.stratatomic.com.

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Ryan Owens : Stratatomic Ryan Owens is the founder, president and chief creative officer of Stratatomic LLC. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Ryan serves as design strategist and technical director for all agency projects and brings more than 30 years of industry experience. Mr. Owens presently serves as Senior UX Designer for Sync.MD, and on the Digital Marketing Advisory Board at the University of South Florida Muma College of Business, and also as an adjunct professor at Furman University, offering instruction in Logo & Symbol Design as well as Graphic & Advertising Design.