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Zen Bones Yoga

Zen Bones Yoga is the first and only hot (and not) yoga studio in Newmarket, Ontario.

The About section of the site tells visitors exactly what to expect at the studio.  The site also features a Schedules page showing the various classes as well as a Team page which has bios about all instructors.  A key component of the site was the ability to integrate with the online booking system which allows visitors to register online for classes.  The Media page is a blog allowing Zen Bones to share stories, images, and videos about yoga with their clients.  Finally the Contact page includes an email form, an interactive map with directions, and good old fashioned contact information.

Visit zenbonesyoga.com

Niagara Bullmastiffs

Niagara Bullmastiffs was looking for new ways to showcase their dogs.  They wanted an attractive site where they could easily upload photos and announce when new puppies were available.

The solution included twitter integration, a Flickr slideshow, and an interactive Google Map.  The live twitter stream allows the breeders to make announcements about new dogs.  The Flickr slideshow allows them to easily upload photos to a Flickr account and automatically display the photos on their site.  These two tools were useful for the site owner since they wanted to be able to quickly update their site without having to learn any html coding.

Visit Niagara Bullmastiffs: http://niagarabullmastiffs.com/

Status Events

Status Events wanted to establish a web presence to help their business grow. The solution was a website that showcased their services and allowed them to communicate with clients. This site features a large photo slider on the home page, a place for clients to give feedback, and a way for potential clients to easily contact Status Events.

Behind the scenes, this project included setting up email and calendar accounts, search engine optimization, and analytics to track the success of the site.

Take a look, visit statusevents.ca.

Next Steps Microsite

This micro-site gives information to incoming Humber students to ensure they do not miss any important dates when starting school.

This was an enjoyable project which allowed me have some fun with the visual design of the site.  I embedded various services into the site (google calendar, twitter, facebook) to keep the content fresh.  The dates are managed very simply by logging in to a google calendar.

Visit the next steps microsite.

Humber Interactive Presentation #2

The goal of this presentation was to inform prospective students of what life as a Humber student is like.

Following Humber’s brand standards, I used existing visuals to create an interactive Flash based presentation.  The presentation covers topics such as program offerings, life on campus, and how to actually apply to the college.

Among other things, this presentation included a photo gallery and an interactive map.

Humber Interactive Presentation #1

The goal of this presentation was to inform prospective students of what life as a Humber student is like.

Following Humber’s brand standards and that year’s specific marketing campaign, I used existing visuals to create an interactive Flash based presentation.  The presentation covers topics such as program offerings, life on campus, and how to actually apply to the college

Portfolio: Ashley Renee Photography

Ashley was looking for a way to display her incredible photographs.  This site allows her to show off some of her work.

The site features a number of slideshows that display her different categories of photographs.  Additionally there is a contact form which directly contacts Ashley as well as a connection with her social media presence through a facebook feed.

Visit Ashley Renee Photography.

Ontario College Degree Presentation

This Flash based presentation gives information about the numerous degree programs at colleges in Ontario.

The metaphor for this presentation was information in a notebook.  Building this presentation was a lot of fun because I was able to use my own pen sketches (a very old way of displaying information) and bring them into a interactive digital presentation.  After sketching each component onto lined paper, scanning them, and photographing the notebook on a white surface, I was able to combine them in Flash and add transitions and animation.

Portfolio: Ashley Watson

This site is a portfolio of Ashley Watson’s photography.

A unique part of this site is that all of the photos are pulled from Ashley’s Flickr account and automatically updated.  This means that when Ashley wants to update her portfolio, all she has to do is add to her Flickr account and the changes will be reflected on her website.  No code, no mess!

Another great feature is the “lightbox” effect which greys out the background and enlarges the image when a photo is clicked.  There is also a contact form which is tied into Ashley’s email account.

Visit Ashley Watson’s portfolio.

Humber Open House

This project was a micro-site for the “Experience Humber – Open House” event.

The site allowed people to find schedules, directions, parking information, and other info they would need for the day of the event.  I used a variety of languages to build the site – html, php, xml, java script, which referenced a mysql database.  The visitor starts by typing in their academic program, which auto-completes a list of programs offered.  Once the visitor clicks their program, the appropriate schedule is displayed.

I was also able to experiment with google maps on this project.  To get turn by turn directions, the user simply types their own address into a search bar, and directions to the appropriate campus are displayed.

Visit the Humber Open House micro-site.