As summer draws to a close, we here at Atomic are doing our best to fight off the oncoming autumn season.  We're playing outside, wearing our new pair of jams, and working hard on websites that allow us to hang out in beautiful harbour cities.  And with that, we're pleased as punch to announce the unveiling of what might just be our most comprehensive project yet: the new website for the City of Nanaimo!

With many months of development for application integration and over 450 webpages to create, Nanaimo's site was always going to be a big project.  But those were just a small part of the project as a whole.  From strategy to development to design to accessibility, this site has every angle covered.

The City of Nanaimo – "The most desirable, livable small city in North America" – has made a concerted and highly successful effort to be on the forefront of web technology, as a municipality.  The City wanted to provide quality information and services to Nanaimo citizens online and to make those services available 24/7.  And they wanted to do it with a stylish new website that shows off their forward-looking ethos.

On top of a clean, contemporary and colourful new layout, our work with Nanaimo included a replacement of their previous content management system with ElementCMS, and comprehensive training.  It also included the integration of 21 custom applications – including up-to-the-minute weather, property taxes, photo submissions, and more – and of course Sharepoint, to ensure that all the City's documents and information are current, thereby improving the site for their constituents.

The site was also honed for accessibility, allowing for font-resizing and enhanced accessibility for those using mobile devices.


About Atomic Crayon
Atomic Crayon is a full-service web design and development catering to a wide variety of municipal, retail and non-profit clients. Operating since 1996 our services include award-winning website design and development, digital strategy planning, copywriting, e-commerce applications, and enterprise-level content management.