“British Columbia is the most ecologically diverse province in Canada making the Central Kootenays a beautiful place to work, live and play. The Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) strive to keep our lakes pristine, forests lush, mountains healthy and economies thriving through education and managing invasive species in an effecive way.”

We were approached by CKISS to help this local environmental organization rebrand and completely renovate their web presence following a change of name. (click here to see all of the designs we’ve done for CKISS!)

The website was designed to be friendly, welcoming, highly visual and accessible to a broad demographic of both youth and industry professionals.

One of the key features of this site is that all content areas can be easily editable by their staff.

Features of this site include:

  • Blog
  • resources Directory
  • Events Calendar
  • News Widget
  • Photo Gallery
  • social media links

The CKISS site is 100% responsive so it works on desktop, tablet and phone. It also serves smaller image files for smaller screens, so even with a 10-photo slideshow, we have recorded load times on phone of just 2 seconds.

  • Field: Environment
  • Location: Nelson, BC, Canada
  • Prime Contractor: Pink Dog Designs
  • Completed: July, 2015

Hosting: Dynamic Hosting, Halifax NS
Cable load time: ~1.2 sec (Vancouver)
Mobile load time: ~5.0 sec (USA)
Google Page Speed: 95%
YSlow Grade: 87%

Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, WordPress, HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, AJAX

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