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  • homepage look southern gulf islands designed by Virtual Wave Media
  • map southern gulf islands designed by Virtual Wave Media
  • screen shot home page southern gulf islands designed by Virtual Wave Media

The Southern Gulf Islands website was created to establish a platform for all Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia. Here, visitors can get a quick overview of everything this beautiful part of Canada's West Coast has to offer.  

Expertise
clean design
extensive slide show integration
geo mapping
mobile friendly design
search engine optimized (SEO)
  • Sep 26, 2017
  • Southern Gulf Islands Chambers of Commerce
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  • screenshot of maplecovecabin.com on a flat design IMac mockup
  • screenshot of www.maplecovecabin.com with a photo of Port Browning, Pender Island through trees

The owners of this amazing vacation rental on Pender Island are garden designers with a focus on colour. Therefore, it was clear from the beginning that colour schemes were an important element in this design process. The Popes put a big effort in designing their property in harmony with the landscape that surrounds them. Therefore, we felt that their website had to reflect this pardigm. We chose an almost monochromatic colour scheme that contained various shades of greys and green. Those of us who were fortunate enough to have had visited Pender will know that this is one of the dominant colours on a forrested property. 

Another important part of this design project was simplicity and easy navigation. Therefore, we included a lot of 'white space', space without content, in order to achieve a clean look. Also, content was organized in clearly separated paragraphs and tables. Imagery was used pointedly without interfering with the overall paradigm of a clean, monochromatic web page layout. We decided to use a navigation that was organized as tabs underneath the main image to make it a very user-friendly page, as not all customers who are looking for a relaxing vacation are necessarily also tech-wizards.

Expertise
clean design
customized user experience (UX)
extensive slide show integration
search engine optimized (SEO)
  • Nov 30, 2011
  • Maple Cove Cabin
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