We’ve Moved!

 

In an effort to simplify my life (and maximize the value of my blog traffic), I have ported the blog over to our home site at

http://tooq.ca/blog/

Please visit the link there and update your bookmarks!

Thanks to WordPress for an excellent three years.


Concept Engineering Site Launch

I have just launched a website built for Concept Engineering. 

concepteng.ca screen capture

This was a fairly comprehensive site with a lot of different components and a client with an eye for detail. The main features of the site include:

  • jsp image slider on the home page with text
  • A blog re-purposed as a newsfeed
  • A client area with Dropbox like functionality (great for sharing engineering docs when they are too large for email)
  • Dojo slider displays for projects and services
  • Lightbox call outs

The project was not on a set timeline and getting it right was more important than getting it done (they had an existing site already). There was a lot of emails and phone calls back and forth in between adding elements and gathering feedback. From little tweaks to a couple of big changes early on, it was a challenge and a lot of fun to work on and I managed to learn a lot as it went along.

Concept Engineering already had a good handle on their branding and did not want to veer too far away from that. The colours, logo and some other key elements were important to keep to prevent losing the familiarity gained with their prior branding efforts. Like many other clients we talk to, they simply needed a site that they could maintain without waiting on somebody else to make those changes and so I built the site with Concrete5. They can make their own updates easily, add projects, add staff and generally manage the site on their own, only calling me if they are too busy or get stuck on something.

A big thanks to Jason, Gary and Cam at Concept Engineering for their business and their input.

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Also, just a reminder to check out Yeggers. I’m still poking away at the concept and trying to validate whether this is a viable way to garner website clients. If you know someone that might be interested, please pass it on. Feel free to leave a comment with what you think of the idea, pricing, value, etc.