Published: Nov. 14, 2012
The District of Squamish has unveiled its new website, designed to provide an improved and enhanced, user-friendly web experience for Squamish residents, businesses, visitors and potential investors.
Mayor Rob Kirkham said the site is a visual representation of the culture shift that is taking place within the district.
“The site design is a departure from what people expect from government,”he said.
The website will continue to evolve over the coming weeks, according to media release posted on the district website.
The aim was to position Squamish.ca as a meaningful information hub for the community, create a navigation system for visitors to get the information they need quickly, and improve the ease of updating content to ensure the site remains fresh.
Following a public Request For Proposals, the District chose Pound & Grain Digital Inc., a digital creative agency that creates experiences, builds brands and products, to bring the strategy to life.
“Our vision for Squamish’s virtual Municipal Hall was designed to instill ‘pride of place’ among residents,” says Jackson Murphy, Pound & Grain Digital Inc.’s creative director.
“We set out to create a signature vibrant and irreverent look that struck a balance between the dynamic place that Squamish is without being too corporate. The site’s illustrated feel is designed to give the District a true canvas to show off the natural beauty of the area through photography that can literally leap off the screen.”
The website will continue to evolve over the coming weeks.
The site has been built on a new Content Management System, which provides the technical platform from which to build. Ongoing work will continue to add increased functionality and interaction to continually improve the level of service that the District provides.
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