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Our Story

Our History. Our Philosophy

North Studio, founded in 1999 is a full-service web, mobile and applications development firm. We offer web design, web development, maintenance, technical support, training and internet marketing services to clients worldwide.

We work closely with clients to implement their web vision, polish their web identity and deliver innovative, user-friendly web solutions on time and on budget. Any technology, any budget - we will find a solution that fits!

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Trade Guard

SeaFirst Insurance

TradeGuard is an innovative web-based service allowing contractors to purchase insurance online. Are you a small contractor or tradesperson with gross sales of less than $500,000 annually? This insurance package is designed specifically for experienced contractors who work primarily on residential properties in the provinces of BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. The package includes Gene

UBC FoGS Drupal website UBC Faculty of Graduate Studies (FoGS)

Starting with a review of the Faculties and student needs a brand new site was created bringing to life the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Graduate Studies (FOGS) website.

Solutions

  • FoGS was in need of a major overhaul, students were having a hard time finding relevant content as it was organized by functional units
  • There was a large amount of content on the site that was over eight years old and never revisited
  • The design was out of date and did not incorporate UBC’s Common Look & Feel (CLF)
  • There were no channels for new media and social applications
  • Graduate programs and awards database integration
  • Main UBC calendar events integrated with the FoGS calendar
  • Site hosted at UBC
  • Implemented a Drupal CMS to plan and develop a long-term recruitment and social engagement strategy for prospective students, while balancing the needs of current students, alumni and staff
  • Created user friendly, audience driven navigation with filters for awards, programs, deadlines, FAQs and forms
  • Developed workflow for content creation and approval as well as revision cycles for content management
  • Implemented UBC’s CLF, creating a Drupal theme to be reused for future UBC project

Phase II includes Campus Wide Login (CWL) integration, Drupal conversion of International Evaluation Manual, social media applications and increased interactive applications.

Project Features

  • Drupal Content Management System
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Programs database integration
  • CLF Design Integration
  • Workflow Environment
  • Content Review Cycles/Revisioning)
  • Hosting Considerations
  • UBC Common Look & Feel requirements Template
  • Calendar Integration
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Testimonial

It has been a pleasure working with northStudio. We are very satisfied with the CMS they built for us and feedback from our site visitors has been entirely positive. Our editors are extremely happy about the easy way of managing their website content. northStudio’s team was always very responsive and quick to help us with any issues that came up during the implementation and since the site was launched. Although we had lots of very specific and detailed requirements, northStudio managed to find a solution for all our problems which included custom coded modules. Moreover, they implemented a powerful workflow and revisioning process that helps our editors to manage the content with reminders, content scheduling etc. We plan to continue to work with northStudio for our next phase of developments for the website.

Jens Locher, Strategic Enrolment & Recruitment Web Strategist – UBC Faculty of Graduate Studies (FoGS)

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