The Village of Forest Park’s website at www.forestpark.net got a makeover unveiled last week.

The new website was created by Saber-Toothed Computing, a company that recently moved to Forest Park from Cicero. Anthony Zito, president of Saber-Toothed, called the site “clean, crisp and easy to peruse.” Saber-Toothed also hosts the www.pictureforestpark.net website for the village comprehensive plan. The company has been employed by the village since 2006 and also produced websites for the village of North Riverside and the City of Berwyn, as well as restaurants such as Salerno’s in Oak Park and Paisans Pizzeria in Cicero and Brookfield.

Local videographer Joel Krogman, of Interrupted Media, created a promotional video on the home page featuring footage of local runners, school children, skateboarders, swimmers, restaurant diners and softball players. 

The site was built on a scalable platform to which administrative functions can be added, a press-release from the village said. Another change is a calendar that can be updated, replacing the pdf “static” calendar of the old website.

The site has not been updated so significantly since 2011 when the village contracted with San Francisco company Granicus to post videos of village council meetings tagged to specific agenda items. The Granicus content is still available on the village website, although it is hosted by another server. 

The online calendar can be updated through the village hall by local governmental and civic entities. Mayor Anthony Calderone called it a “one-stop shop for community wide happenings.”

The site also includes community links for visitor information, the chamber of commerce, library, parks and recreation, schools and places of worship. 

 

Jean Lotus

Jean Lotus loves community journalism. She covers news, features, two school boards, village council, crime, park district and writes obits for Forest Park Review. She also covers the police beat for...