State of Montana adopts responsive website design

The state of Montana updated [its website]( today, emphasizing ease of use for visitors on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

Jayson O’Neill, spokesman for Gov. Brian Schweitzer, said the new, responsive design also makes searching the state government’s site more of an emphasis.

In a written statement, the governor said, “This will enable the state website to have greater functionality for more people. We’ve seen how the industry is changing and knew we needed to adapt to all new platforms available to Montanans.”

**Update:** The webwork, which took about three months, didn’t cost the state anything extra. O’Neill said in an email Thursday that the work was part of the state IT staff’s normal duties.

By Michael Becker

Michael Becker is the Web Editor of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. He has been a blogger and professional journalist since 2005, covering subjects ranging from nonprofits and crime to engineering and technology.