City of Kelowna
The City of Kelowna is the largest city in B.C.’s Okanagan Valley and one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in Canada. The City's primary goal was to transform their website into an intuitive, service-oriented platform to elevate the user experience. Using intuitive navigation tools, prominently displayed services, and integrated databases, systems and platforms, Upanup designed and developed the City’s main municipal site, kelowna.ca, as well as two additional web properties, ylw.kelowna.ca, and theatre.kelowna.ca, within one multi-site network. Creating an efficient and effective system to carry the City into the future.
The North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission operates the recreation and cultural facilities in North Vancouver. After consolidating with the Arts Office in 2014, they needed a refreshed visual brand to reflect their new culture mandate, and a new website that made it easier for residents to search and register for programs, while still integrating with their third-party registration software.
Upanup built a website that simplifies program registration, adds numerous features (like the build-your-own Program Guide) and combines both the recreation and culture mandates of NVRC.
Langley School District
Upanup partnered with the Langley School District to redesign and develop the District’s main website along with its 45+ school sites.
The multi-site solution, developed using WordPress, gives individual schools the freedom to maintain their own sites, while remaining under the District’s umbrella, and gives the District the ability to easily post news and updates across all sites as needed. The solution incorporates highly appealing visual interfaces with bright modern designs, improved navigation and usability, and functional pages that are easily managed by district and school administrators.
As the manufacturer of the best-selling utility aircraft in the world, Viking Air Inc. needed an accessible platform to support their Twin Otter Series 400 sales and deHavilland legacy aircraft OEM support. The new site provides user-centered navigation, along with content customized to the needs of the user’s mission. In addition, the one-of-a-kind “Spec Your Aircraft” online tool puts users in the pilot’s seat—enabling them to customize the Series 400 to suit their needs, while the new blog provides a dedicated space to support marketing efforts and share the Viking story.
Township of Esquimalt
The Township of Esquimalt is located four kilometres west of Victoria B.C. and has a population of approximately 17,655 residents.
Upanup designed and developed their new website, esquimalt.ca, with a focus on helping the Township better communicate with its target audiences. By improving the visual appeal, navigation and usability of the site, and by incorporating a user-friendly, open-source content management system, the Township now has a platform to engage with citizens and provide enhanced customer service.
As a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., FortisBC provides energy for homes, schools and businesses in the form of electricity, natural gas and propane. Delivering more energy than any other utility in British Columbia, FortisBC serves approximately 1.1 million customers in more than 135 communities.
Upanup has worked with FortisBC on a number of projects including converting the existing website to a mobile-friendly, responsive design; research, user testing and design for their customer bill; website and intranet usability research; rebate program user testing; mobile app design and wireframing and more.
As a subsidiary of WesternOne Inc., WesternOne provides expert services for equipment rentals and sales including aerial lifts, construction heat, temporary power, film set equipment and fuel delivery. Upanup designed, developed and implemented the multi-award-winning WesternOne website, and provides ongoing marketing and communications services.
Upanup also assisted WesternOne with planning and initiating multi-channel customer interactions for their WEDGE platform. Our involvement with this project has ranged across planning, scripting, writing, video, UI design, on-site signage, and product packaging design.
Greater Victoria School District
The Greater Victoria School District (GVSD) needed a multi-website solution that would allow each of their 47 schools to showcase their personality while maintaining continuity between sites. The resulting website family, including Eagle View Elementary School, met the needs of the District’s diverse stakeholder groups including each school’s need to self-publish sections of their website’s content. Completing the GVSD website family, Upanup crafted sd61.bc.ca. Featuring an interactive site map, which filters schools by type and location in a user-friendly interface, the GVSD site provides a one-stop portal for district information.
Website Design & Development: Wordpress Content Management System
Upanup partnered with the City of Surrey to create an innovative, engaging online platform to attract and promote investment opportunities in the region and strengthen Surrey’s brand as an investment-friendly destination.
This new marketing platform, InvestSurrey.ca, was designed and developed by Upanup using the Drupal CMS and integrates a variety of easy-to-use features to help users stay informed, including: flexible page layouts to accommodate diverse content, editable online forms, subscription services and social media integration, and intuitive navigation with integrated Drupal search.
Freehold is a publically traded, oil and gas royalty company based in Alberta. Upanup designed and developed freeholdroyalties.com to create an industry-leading investor relations website that simplifies information gathering for target audiences. In addition to the easy-to-navigate interface, site features include an interactive map, subscription capabilities for users, and integrated admin tools for posting, scheduling, and organizing links.
Upanup also created the corporate website for Rife Resources, Freehold's assets manager. Along with highlighting the company's corporate information, the site includes a dedicated career listing page with an application element for users to directly apply for jobs on the site.
Upanup designed, developed and implemented the double-award-winning website for West Fraser Timber (WFT), one of North America’s largest integrated wood products companies. Featuring responsive design and an investor relations section, the site supports West Fraser's values and the needs of multiple stakeholder groups.
Website Design & Development: Drupal Content Management System
Crescent Point Energy
Crescent Point is one of Canada’s leading oil and gas producers, with a capitalization of more than $15 billion. Upanup provides a full range of marketing and communications services for both project-based and ongoing initiatives including advertisements, internal communications, investor relations and presentations.
Full Service Marketing & Communications
Firm Management Corporation (Firm) is one of the largest strata management companies on Vancouver Island in B.C.
To reinforce the company’s commitment to service excellence and integrity, Upanup designed and developed a new, Drupal-based website with a custom developed strata portal for owners, council members, and property managers to access information quickly and easily. The site incorporates an accessible, user-friendly design, and the one site solution, with both the public and the private-facing sides of the site on the same content management system, makes ongoing site management easy for Firm administrators.
Services: Website Design & Development: Drupal Content Management System
The Town of Okotoks is a vibrant community located 18km south of Calgary, Alberta. Upanup designed and developed the Town's municipal website, Okotoks.ca, and that project's success led to the production of okotokstourism.ca.
This award-winning website provides an interactive experience for users and can be customized based on their needs. With simplified navigation, highlighted itineraries, and integrated maps with pinned locations of where to eat, sleep, and play, users can find exactly what they are looking for quickly, easily, and from any device.
BC Assembly of First Nations
The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is a Provincial Territorial Organization that represents First Nations in B.C.
To make information on First Nation economic development resources and communities easily accessible, Upanup developed two custom directories, a Resource Centre and Community Profiles, to incorporate into BCAFN’s existing website. The directories integrate data from the B.C. Data catalogue and use an interactive Google Map to deliver comprehensive information in an engaging way. In addition to the directories, we redesigned the site’s homepage to create an improved user experience and to draw site visitors into more valuable sections of the site.
Delta School District
The Delta School District wanted an innovative, user-friendly, and engaging platform to communicate with parents, teachers and students. To help them reach their goal, Upanup conducted in-depth stakeholder engagement sessions and used the learnings to design and develop the District’s main website, along with its accompanying 31 school sites, using a WordPress multi-site solution.
The new sites offer simple, clean designs to draw attention to the most important programs on the site and makes content updates easy for all staff. They also allow the District to control notifications, news, and events and apply updates to all school sites at once.
Providence Health Care
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