Zimele Community Canada is the Canadian network in the large Zimele Community. This community is focussed in helping women in the African communities to gain valuable skills so they can become self-reliant which is very rare in poor African communities. Zimele Canada decided to have its own website apart from Zimele USA because they have their own events and fundraising campaigns that are independent from the USA network. They, just like many of our clients, want to make updates to their website without the costs of a CMS. Zimele Canada also has videos that they want to add as part of their media page.
At the time of the website built, Youtube and Vimeo were not popular yet, and Zimele would like to have their videos remain in high quality, have their own playlist. So Ark75 used Flash to build the media page. The Flash application allows Zimele to export their own FLV videos, dropped them into a folder, and the video will automatically get updated on the playlist in the media page.
Eventually the Zimele network would like unity among all their websites, so the current Zimele Canada website uses a design that is align with Zimele USA, however the 2010-2013 website files are still functional and are stored in the above archived link.
Master’s Pentecostal Seminary
Master's Pentecostal Seminary is a church-based Bible school located in Toronto, Ontario. Students enrolled through Master's allow them to complete their post-secondary degrees at the partnered Bible college - Tyndale - and specialize in the Pentecostal stream. This give the students to receive accreditation with Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. Master's website purpose to stand out as a college of its own, therefore a website with its own identity and branding is important.
Master's, just like Outtahand, want to be able to make updates without the costs of CMS, the solution was to use PHP again to allow Master's staff to update a text file and content on the website will be updated. The client also has the ability to drag and drop MP3 and PDF files through using an FTP program and the website automatically gets updated with these files.
Master's target audience is 50+ working male, but the client also wants a site that appeals to the younger group who just graduated from universities.
Outtahand is a competitive volleyball league that also runs tournaments across the Greater Toronto Area. The previous website was difficult to update, not user friendly and unappealing. Outtahand wanted to expand their website to contain more media, the ability to update information easily and most importantly, a website that is easy to use by its visitors as the website has high weekly traffic due to weekly tournaments.
To reduce the initial cost and the possibility of re-doing the website due to new versions of content management systems, Outtahand opted out in using WordPress or any open source CMS. The challenge was, how to build a site so that the client can make updates as well? The solution was using PHP to read text files that are easy for the client to update and the longevity of the site will be upheld.
Yueh Tung Restaurant
Yueh Tung Restaurant is a family-owned restaurant in downtown Toronto that serves authentic Chinese-Hakka style dishes that includes lunch and dinner meals.
With it’s new renovations made back in 2010, the owner of the restaurant sought a new website to accompany the new modern look that the restaurant has took on. The website allows the client to upload their new menus on their own.