“The most disgraceful act of heritage vandalism of our generation” is how Heritage Ottawa describes the redesign of upgrades to the Château Laurier in a report they released Sunday. “The revised design fails to resolve — or even address — the underlying flaw that impaired all of the previous attempts,” said the organization in their statement. “The angular, blocky massing and style of the proposed addition remains intrinsically incompatible with the romantic sensibility of the historic Château.” READ MORE: City earmarks $300K of leftover project cash for autonomous vehicle test track According to the city of Ottawa website, the new
The transformation of Argyle Street and Grafton Street into a modern urban plaza has not gone unnoticed. StreetsblogUSA, an urban planning and design website, has named the stretch of downtown Halifax, N.S., as one of their six best urban street transformations of 2017. READ MORE: ‘Going to be completely fabulous’: Tender awarded for Argyle and Grafton streetscape project Although fairly new, the revamped streets have been designed to be pedestrian friendly. In the future, it will even include space for all-season patios. The website also touts the fact that redesign prioritizes pedestrians over motor vehicles and allows people to use
A new week brings a new look to the City of Edmonton’s website, which received a big update on Monday. “Today, 60 per cent of our visits to the website are from smartphones or tablets. Therefore, it only made sense for our website to be mobile friendly,” an explanation of the change said. The City of Edmonton has redesigned its website to have a responsive design, which will resize to fit any size screen. This is what it looks like on a smartphone. For the redesign the city partnered with Yellow Pencil Inc., a local web design, development and hosting firm. The
EDMONTON – A Strathcona County business owner says his company’s website was hijacked by the web design company he hired to maintain it, and he’s losing business as a result. Rick Potts is the owner of Advance Track Setting Systems, a company that makes grooming equipment for cross country skiing. As a part-time, seasonal business, Potts says he relies on his website to stay afloat. “I probably get 98 per cent of all my customers through the web.” At least that was the case until a couple of months ago, when Potts says his site was taken over by TRi-D-FX.
TORONTO — Global News has won an international award for best overall website design. The winners of the EPPY Awards were announced Wednesday afternoon. Panellists chose the Global News site for the top media-affiliated design award among many other major international websites. Now in its 18th year, entries in the EPPY Awards are judged by a panel of notable figures in the media industry, chosen by the staff of Editor & Publisher. Globalnews.ca relaunched last spring with new technology that automatically recognizes your screen or mobile device, then optimizes the layout and content to create the best possible news experience. There is no app required
Here’s what was on the Morning News for Aug. 20: Bad website design: Frank Collins from DangerDynamite! talks about the good, the bad and the ugly in website design and what to avoid. Pigeon Park: With a classic rock and blues influence, Pigeon Park performs their new single Come Down Slow ahead of a show at The Fez. Healthy Living – TRX training: TRX is a suspension trainer good for upper and lower body strength, endurance and cardio. Music for the gut: The third annual benefit concert for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation is taking place this Saturday. Source link