We developed a new and modern website for the City of Tartu. The Tartu City Government was the client and Wiseman Interactive OÜ was the design partner.


The former website was made in the first half of the previous decade and desperately needed to be updated. The client had developed the information architecture and prototype of the website and prepared its web strategy.

The main objectives of the new website included making information easier to find via an adjusted structure and updated search system, a modern design and usability on mobile devices, adaptation to visually impaired users, the possibility to share information in social media and the integration of interlinked systems (document register, submitting queries to officials, public notices).

The new website of Tartu is based on the Drupal 8 platform to which the necessary modules have been added and which has been adjusted and updated to make information management on the website as easy and convenient as possible. The most important additional modules on the website are news with comments, a calendar, search option, map application, questionnaire and forms, lost and found (ads), weather information and webcam photos.

Documents, details of the staff of the city government and council members and the event feed of Kultuuriaken are displayed on the website via automatic interfaces and visitors can send questions to the officials or notices about problems in the city using the forms on the website.