Known throughout Northwest Ontario as a high performing company with solid service, the client wanted a website to reflect that.
Initially due to the previous company not updating Joomla and using outdated PHP modules to integrate an old version of WordPress with Joomla – this website not only was not responsive, but it loaded slow and was responsible for infecting 71 other client websites on the dedicated server.
We hardened security, informed the client that their website was blacklisted on Google and got to work. The template was designed and I built it from the PSD from a blank template. Every aspect of this website is dynamic – I used BX Slider to power the sliders on each page, post categories (designated by Custom Field on each page), and featured images to populate the sliders.
We recreated their Request a Quote, and Contact Forms and made sure those worked flawlessly. Lastly (as with all of our client sites) we installed and configured Bulletproof Pro to constantly monitor and reverse any unauthorised file changes.
First Nations Childcare
Firefly Northwest had obtained extra funding from the Ontario government to create a web portal for the childcare centres to use to collaborate and communicate with each other. Many of the First Nations are remote communities and so communication via the internet is the easiest medium.
This template was built from the ground up without the use of a webkit like Bootstrap or PureCSS – all the responsiveness was created manually by myself. The site is broken up into five main sections, and each section has an area for news, downloads, maps, contact forms, and a message board.
Unfortunately – this website is behind a secure login.
Sioux Narrows – Nestor Falls
The township had a web presence stretching all the way back to 2001. Eventually they decided they needed a website that reflected the appeal of their two towns, and a Content Management System to be able to easily update it.
An initial design was developed by us to reflect the rural nature of the area. However, this wasn’t a responsive design and so towards the end of February 2015, we were hired again to create a new fresh design, and port it into a mobile friendly responsive template.
This website makes heavy use of Custom Fields in the Business Directory Listings, and has a Staff Only area for downloads, and an event calendar.
Lake of the Woods Child Development Centre and Patricia Centre for Children and Youth combined into one organization, and were renamed Firefly Northwest.
The new organization wanted a fresh design reflecting their work with children of all ages. My employer was hired to create a portal that the community could use to interact with the organization, find information on services offered, and find out times of community events which Firefly were participating in.
This site features a staff portal which has an events calendar, staff downloads, public downloads, a public events calendar, sections for each community served, as well as downloads for each community.
Initially Kenora Municipal Telephone Service was owned by the City of Kenora. After Bell bought KMTS for $30million – my employer was hired to do a complete overhaul and redesign inline with Bell’s corporate branding.
This monster of a web site in it’s initial stages had over 12,000 lines of PHP, more than 420 pages, and 4200 Custom Fields. I spent four months working behind the scenes making sure every aspect of this site was dynamic and could be updated without any template modification.
When Bell bought Northerntel, and then integrated NorthernTel customers with Bell Mobility, a huge portion of the KMTS website was simply deleted and customers were redirected to Bell.
Compass for Success
The client came to us wanting a complete rebranding and website redevelopment for their flagship product – Compass For Success. Compass for Success is a sophisticated education software solution developed to bring relevant and timely data to teachers and administrators to guide their work and improve student outcomes.
As they were using old web technologies, my employer was hired to recreate the website with a fresh design and brand new Content Management System. Featuring all the standard sections most websites have, there is also a huge Members Only section which features a message board, live chat, file downloads and monitoring, and automatic email list integration.
Built initially by another developer with various errors – I convinced the client that a mobile-friendly rebuild of the template was warranted by showing him server statistics.
One he gave the go-ahead, I created this simple WordPress theme from the original design using Bootstrap. This site relies heavily upon Custom Fields to show each Movie’s details.