Hamilton

Our client needed a new service landing page and content page for the official website of the city of Hamilton, Ontario. In this respect, the plan included enhancing the existing template, to better support their marketing capabilities, and improving the current theme, as well.

As for the “new” functionalities to be implemented, many of them were due to be “old” features repurposed.

And so, they selected us to develop and theme the new pages.

What We Did
  • built and themed a new landing page listing all the departments (Cemeteries, Museums, etc.)

  • … one which overlaps the existing main header and “lives” within the same environment

  • provided a new page layout, with department-specific branding

  • ensured that the editorial staff could easily update the theme sections

  • cross-developed the new landing page for Drupal 8

  • provided a mobile version, as well, where the editor(s) could easily switch between the 2 versions of the menu color

  • implemented a functionality enabling the user to swap out, according to the specific department branding

  • implemented a functionality that would collapse the main header on Hamilton.ca and trigger a brand new page layout, along with the department-specific branding

  • enabled the editorial team to include up to 5 department-specific items overlapping the main header

  • set up and themed a new content page carrying the same features as the current basic one on the website, but without the side menus

The result: a more user-friendly, visually-appealing alternative to the current website of the city of Hamilton, one that better highlights the services provided there (culture, recreation, museums, etc.)