Tag Archives: CMS

Struts Gallery & the Owens Art Gallery launch SweetestLittleThing.ca

Struts Gallery & the Owens Art Gallery have together launched SweetestLittleThing.ca, an art auction web site in support of the 11th-annual Sweetest Little Thing, an auction/dance/cake-walk held at the Owens Art Gallery on Valentine’s Day, 2010.

The Sweetest Little Thing web site [screenshot]

The web site was designed, produced and is hosted by Tantramar Interactive Inc. of Sackville, and includes a back-end that allows Struts Gallery staff to administer the uploading of artworks for auction.

Tantramar Interactive worked closely with Gemey Kelly and Lucy MacDonald of the Owens and Amanda Dawn Christie and John Murchie of Struts on the site’s design, which incorporates caligraphy by former Tantramar Interactive Inc. staff member and Mount Allison Fine Arts alumnus Davey Thompson of Edmonton, and the splash page features a photograph by Kate Brayley and Morrea Hum of a tattoo designed by Hum.

Outside The Crib

Outside The Crib is a new site aimed at getting parents in the Greater Moncton area (primarily Moncton, Riverview and Dieppe) involved in their community and making their lives easier and more fun.

OutsideTheCrib.com [screenshot]

The site features Things to Do, Places to Go, childcare and health information, classifieds, “I Love This”, birthday party ideas and more.

Tantramar Interactive has provided a complete content management system, tailored to the needs of this site, including news, events, mailing list (with automated subscription), polls, client-administered ads, daily traffic reports, and more.

Town of Sackville launches new web site

The Town of Sackville, New Brunswick, has launched their new web-based communications platform — a refreshed version of their web site based on Tantramar Interactive’s in-house content management system.

Town of Sackville, New Brunswick [web site screenshot]

The content management system (CMS) allows town staff to maintain the site’s content, including:

  • customized News listings
  • customized Calendar of events
  • customized Apartment listings
  • automatically-updated sitemap
  • customizable masthead photography (on a section-by-section basis)
  • multi-language capability
  • reorder and rename pages and sections
  • change page layouts
  • upload and scale photos
  • upload files

User enhancements

New features that visitors to the site will appreciate include:

  • content can be more easily kept up-to-date
  • site-wide keyword search
  • user-resizable text
  • you-are-here navigation
  • sitemap
  • improved accessibility
  • print style sheets (which save paper and ink)
  • multi-lingual–ready

Tantramar Interactive Inc. is pleased to be hosting the new site, which you can see today at sackville.com.

Mello Jones & Martin Site Launched

Tantramar Interactive is pleased to announce that one of Bermuda’s top law firms, Mello Jones & Martin, has launched its updated web site at www.mjm.bm.

April 3, 2007 update: The Mello Jones & Martin web site has won the 2007 IAC award for Best Legal Application.

Tantramar Interactive’s experience, technical prowess and design skills intersected at a spot so sweet that our selection decision was without hesitation.

—R. Peter Weedon, FCMC, Practice Director, Mello Jones & Martin

Mello Jones & Martin web site | www.mjm.bm

MJM turned to Tantramar Interactive with a number of clear objectives. Specifically, they wanted to:

  • have an attractive, highly functional best-in-class web site
  • be able to maintain the site’s content with ease, which meant
    • automatically-generated site navigation
    • placing new publications and announcements regularly
    • maintaining a comprehensive archive of older news & publications
    • being able to manage all content themselves, including uploading and placing graphics and files, and
    • having flexible page templates that allowed for a variety of layouts
  • produce printer-friendly biographies & publications
  • have keyword search
  • improve the site navigation’s ease-of-use
  • provide an automatically-updated site map
  • have high standards of usability, accessibility and findability

Tantramar Interactive responded by designing a site that was clean, crisp and professional; easy to use and fast; adhering to web standards for consistency, flexibility and accessibility.

We also designed and produced a fully-customized content management system from the ground up to meet Mello Jones & Martin’s needs. MJM’s content management system was built around open-source tools, so there’s no vendor lock-in. It was designed to emphasize ease of use and flexibility; it simplifies content management, it doesn’t limit options.

MJM’s web editor has tremendous flexibility in terms of page layout and content formatting. Uploaded images are automatically scaled (to preset or custom sizes) and placed into pages easily. Attaching file downloads is as easy as point and click. No knowledge of HTML or CSS is required. No software is needed beyond a web browser.

The site editor has the ability to rename any page, reorder the pages within any section, and move pages from section to section.