She says her name is Corey, and she will embarrass you if your speakers are set too loud.
Updated September 22: The Island Packet's county reporter has blogged on some of the issues the new county website is continuing to experience. He even throws a “404 — File or directory not found” reference in there. Way to play to the techies.
Reported September 15: No, really, the site does want to tell you all about itself -- when you load up the homepage for the fist time a video of "Corey" pops up and tells you a bit about what's new and how to use the site.
All in all it's still a government site through and through but the new design ads a heavy splash of color and some more aesthetic elements, like a slideshow on the homepage of upcoming events.
In my opinion it's an improvement though the much-touted new communication tools of geocaching, Twitter, and Facebook have yet to make their debut.
Their @bcgovsc Twitter account still has no tweets and the Facebook link is inactive, and despite my efforts I couldn't find mention of geocaching. Still, at least they seem poised to move in those directions.
Now if only I can figure out why the first result in Google, www.co.beaufort.sc.us, is still the old design ... launch hiccups, I suppose.
The old design, may she rest in peace.