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SLD inc. website tweaks. Full screen banner

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The SLD website starts to take shape. Integrating a fullscreen, rotating image banner into the layout... with the images being pulled from a Content Management System database of entries. Technical gibberish, but so easy for the client to modify things in the control panel--no worries at all.
It's also a great way to present all their work right up front.
And there's more to come!
View it here

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CrossFit Shell Harbour City

CrossFit Shell Harbour City
Sydney gets a new CrossFit affiliate box!
It opened... and it's website was right on time to gets it's word out there.
Onward and upwards!
More integration with facebook... commenting... communications... etc.

View the site right here.

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Remember to breathe. Then keep on.

Sun on grouse Cloud covered
Cloud covered. Fog. Chance of rain.
This weekend was the Server move. Perfect weather.
Inside... staring at a computer screen... watching numbers change.. fixing invisible problems.

It was good to get outside to grab a quick hike up the mountain even in the fog and clouds.
Then the sun came out. And it felt like a weight lifting.

Stop. Look. Breathe. Carry on.

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Interior Design website… coming soon!

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A brand new, fully designed website for a new Interior Design firm is in the works!
It's going to take a bit of time to get it just right as it is a brand new company and we want to get it just right.
For now... it's just a hint.

See the site right here...

Or see her LinkedIn info here

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Impact CrossFit moves to WordPress

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Impact CrossFit needed a makeover (as all sites do every so often!) to keep the excitement of the visit. To that end, Wordpress seemed the easy choice to make certain aspects of the site pop, especially with it's multitude of widgets and template designs.
One thing to note: each site has it's own needs... each site is looking to draw it's own crowd or sell it's own product.
Here at ottolejeune design consulting, we look at how to get you a site that works best for you. That begins with a simple conversation about what it is you really want to get out of it all.
For CrossFit Impact, it was wordpress.

View the Wordpress driven site here

The images are those of the old Expression Engine (Build a Community through content and conversations) site and the new Wordpress (Sign up, buy in, read our literature) driven site.

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The Canyon in North Vancouver. Culinary magic.

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The Canyon has opened in North Vancouver. In Edgemont village to be exact.
It's a new restaurant with a great mindset and some awesome, yummy food to chow down on. Best of all, it's going to be a great place to have your weekend brunch, what with that good looking interior.
Meanwhile, take a look at the website we designed, laid out and coded. It's going to be growing along with the restaurant... so get ready to spend some time drinking a nice glass of wine and having a lovely brunch, lunch and dinner.

See the site right here.

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CrossFit Long Island gets an update and an award!

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CrossFit Longisland (CFLongisland) received and award lately... they were selected Best Gym on Longisland for 2013!
To mark the accomplishment, the website needed some updating to show off their notice. Somewhere proud and eye-catching.

See if you can spot it on their site?

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Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

2012 in Review
A wish for a time for making memories with loved ones, friends, and strangers.
Here's hoping for happiness, joy and laughter throughout the coming new year!

live. love. laugh.

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Stuart Howard Architects website update

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The Stuart Howard Architects website had a major overhaul this last little while... and it stepped boldly into the new dawn with a easy to use and pleasant to use new, complete makeover.
The backend is a dynamic Content Management System called Expression Engine... and that helps the people in the office update the project information on the fly. It's a simple backend that they can easily understand, update and maintain, all the while letting the world see a great site.

Take a look at it right here

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CrossFit Wollongong site redesign

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CrossFit Wollongong just went through a website redesign from a functional, yet uninspiring website to one which uses the whole page to show off the community that is CrossFit in Wollongong. In this redesign, the background changed from a solid background colour to an action photo which fills the entire window.
We think it looks great.
Take a look for yourself with this link to their website!

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Geaux CrossFit gets a FaceBook ... face.

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Geaux CrossFit [ link to their site here ] was looking to update their Espression Engine commenting system and integrate some facebook commenting into the site. We stepped up to the place... and now it's up and running and allows people to comment, not only with their facebook accounts, but their other social media accounts.

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Good news about the Cambie Rowhouses… again.

A great article in the Globe and Mail from June 8th.
The Globe and Mail full entry can be found by clicking here.

The party wall issue seems to have been resolved with the City of Vancouver. Time for more Rowhouses to arrive in this great city of ours!


"...the province finally put through a small legislative amendment – it got royal assent this week – that removes a legal hurdle that had blocked freehold row housing in Vancouver. The legislation will now allow covenants to be registered on land titles requiring owners to maintain their party wall. The covenant will stay in place every time the property changes hands – something the City of Vancouver’s legal department was insistent on having before allowing freehold row houses, even though other municipalities were more permissive."



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House design sketching

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Some late night sketching in Sketchup... looking at interacting architectural spaces in house design--inside to outside... how we inhabit space. As well as having fun making some cool spaces in a fun program.

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CrossFit Impact goes to 2 column

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CrossFit Impact ("We are not a typical gym - you will see this when you walk through our doors."), based in Glenview, Illinois, moved from a three column site down to a more refined, two column version. With more room for entries.. along with space for facebook commenting, the site can bring more to their clients.

OttoLejeune.com also worked in to their site their CrossFit Kids section. Now you can simply click the side tab to switch over to either section. Simple and effective.

View the new site here

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English and Spanish website in one

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www.IreneSilvaMD.com (Dr. Irene Silva's website) went live. Dr. Irene Silva is in Chicago, Illinois, USA and her website needed to be able to be presented both in English and in Spanish. We made that work perfectly for her by allowing them to post both the English and Spanish version of each entry. The user then selects the language of their choice and the Content Management System we employed presents the appropriate language.
Simple for the user.
Simple for the client.

View the site here in english.

Ver el sitio web aquí en español.

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Lanecraft gets a major website facelift

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Lanecraft.com, the designers and builders of Laneway housing in Vancouver, B.C., got a major website facelift and it went live at the end of February.
The new design highlights the major aspect of this design/build company's process... the final product and the great design. Rather than simple, little images to show off a portion of a project, the website is set to have those great shots completely fill the screen and immerse the viewer in their product - great design and quality.

We are quite pleased with this site and the message it conveys. We think you'll like it to.
Check it out for yourself right here and let us know!

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A quick site for a good cause.  Hash House Harriers.

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The Vancouver Hash House Harriers needs a quick and simple site to post their events and communications to. We gave them that plus a little bit more... added some facebook commenting along with a photo gallery. Their having some fun now!
And... the name... it's about running.

Check them out right here.

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Lalanne Fitness gets a few Social Media Tweaks

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Lalanne Fitness needed a couple of Social Media tweaks to their website recently (things change so fast in the Social Media realm!). For starters, we placed the icons for their main Media hotspots up in the top right corner so everyone could find them quickly and, yet, they didn't disturb from the overall workings of the site.
Added to the Social Media work on the site... there were a couple of minor tweaks throughout the code as well as a new background image to match their sweet new ride around town.

See the whole package here

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More happening along the Cambie Corridor

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It looks like the Cambie Rowhouses (...designed by Otto Lejeune + Thomas Frauenberger ...selected as a finalist in the 2010 Georgie Awards...) at Cambie & 33rd in Vancouver, are not going to be the newest buildings on the block for much longer. Ramsay Worden Architects, along with Mosaic is planning a huge, 5 storey apartment building to be planted to the north of the rowhouses... thus blocking that awesome view they currently have of the wonderful north shore mountains and lovely city of Vancouver. It's a pity that more thought wasn't put into the design of the new project such that views could have been better preserved... or that privacy issues better integrated. Such, it would seem, is progress.
One can only see how the city reacts to the comments by current owners to these issues... to see if the developer makes any changes to appease their future neighbours.

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Pardigm CrossFit sprints out of the gate!

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Paradigm CrossFit in San Jose, California needed a website to handle a lot of things and, with ottolejeune.com's help, the reached it.
The site is built on Expression Engine 2.x and uses the built-in Membership group settings to allow members to sign in and get more information from their coaches to help them get better in specific fields.
As well, facebook commenting, Like and other social media features are woven into the whole experience of the site.

Come visit it right here.

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A new year and a new look for CrossFit LA

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CrossFit LA started off the new year with a new, 2-column look and improved functionality.
FaceBook commenting was incorporated throughout to improve the commenting experience.

You can check out the site right here.

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JM Training Website. A Website with Subscription Services

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JM Training was looking for a website which allowed people to sign up for a subscription and receive access to a part of the site where they could participate in and download specific functions.

To that end, ottolejeune.com created for them this subscription based website using Expression Engine, Open Gateway and Membrr.

Subscriptions on the site are purchased (currently) via PayPal and the website deals with the monthly payments and access to the specific areas.

Visit it right here

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CrossFit Kids Wollongong goes live

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The CrossFit Kids Wollongong website went "live" in August of 2010. A kid friendly CrossFit website with an easy backend control panel for the client.

Visit it here!

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