The Great Hall
Complete ground-up web design and development for The Great Hall, a historic Toronto event and music venue originally built in 1889.
The Great Hall approached us at the beginning of a major building renovation with the hopes of creating a concise web presence in conjunction with the completion of the massive renovation efforts.
“Clean” and “modern” were words used often with the collaborative efforts to put together a brand new look & feel for the website. Beautiful photos were taken of each new space within the building in order to showcase the blank canvas potential available for private events.
With new branding and a beautiful modern website, the client was very pleased to move forward with their new venture and to showcase the many spaces with a solid web presence.
Event Calendar System
One of the main challenges of this project was creating a dynamic and easy-to-update event calendar system. The Great Hall has 4 main spaces that can each individually be booked for separate events.
Instead of using an existing event system, we developed one in-house from scratch. This allowed us complete flexibility and freedom to modify and grow the system to the point where it fit the clients needs and expectations exactly.
Some of the custom features include the ability to sort, search and feature the different events. Future features such as one-click ticket purchases and auto sharing across social media are planned.
At Shift8 we are passionate about crafting compelling logos and brand identities for businesses of all sizes.
We work closely with you to create a brand package that accurately reflects your unique identity and resonates with your target audience. Using timeless design principles, we ensure your brand’s message is consistent and impactful across all media and marketing strategies.
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Shift8 provides high quality Web Design services to businesses in and around Toronto. We strive to provide a complete end-to-end design service to satisfy your unique web design needs and requirements.
We will be there every step of the way from the initial planning phase, to wireframe and mockups, to the project deployment and management until the completion and launch of your project including post launch maintenance and revisions.
Developing a website that is responsive is no longer a new requirement, its mandatory. We use industry standard tools and best practices to incorporate framework and scaffolding to ensure your website responds on the many different screen widths across many different mobile and tablet devices.
Gone are the days of a “mobile only” website. We will design your site for desktop, mobile, tablet, portrait and landscape viewing. And it will be beautiful!
Using modern technologies to build robust web stacks with a unique case-by-case approach allows us to have the freedom to tailor make every solution from the ground up.
We utilize full stack frameworks and technologies that complement the collective experience among development teams. From the latest JS frameworks to PHP and Python based frameworks and everything in between, everything is considered and carefully evaluated from an full end-to-end perspective.
Each project we encounter, large or small, typically will have custom requirements. Through analysis, due diligence and research we will formulate a concise development strategy where the appropriate technology, CMS or framework will be chosen that best suits the unique requirements from timeline to budget to integration and functionality.
We will work with you to develop a concise development plan. We can custom develop on top of an existing CMS or roll out a web framework from scratch.