Responsive web sites—those which resize themselves to display optimally on whatever device you’re using—are now the norm, as PC sales decline and more people are viewing the web on tablets and phones. But responding to a device isn’t enough—sites have to respond to your needs and the needs of your audience. Our approach to interactive design begins with the end user in mind; we’re as interested in what they want to see on your site as we are in how it’s delivered.
Following are a selection of web work we’ve completed for clients looking to engage and inform their viewers. The technology behind each site may vary, but they’re all built with one thing that never becomes obsolete: relevance.
Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics
Our site for Cascade Valley is a great example of a cost effective, modernized website solution that’s exceeded the client’s expectations. Developed with the WordPress framework, the site allows the client to manage content by using WordPress’ built-in tools. The modular development process also allowed us to implement future updates efficiently to increase visitor engagement. As a smaller hospital serving a local population, this approach helps Cascade Valley keep web maintenance costs low while having the ability to update content quickly when needed. The responsive layout is also a great feature, allowing the full site to be viewed seamlessly on any mobile device or tablet.
Community Health Network
As a preferred provider network for healthcare services, Community Health Network needed a website which made locating medical services pain-free. Our site design helped make this possible with a custom-coded database and navigation planning which organized listed providers by region as well as advanced search options. Interactive maps to search for providers as well as list locations based on an integrated spreadsheet were created to help prospective enrollees connect with appropriate providers. The site design was an extension of the identity package created by Banik Communications for the client. Subtle motion graphics add a tactile quality to the home page without complicating its design.
The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center Foundation asked us to help extend their brand to the internet. Our approach blends seamless functionality with visual polish appropriate for a world-class interpretive center. The site educates visitors about the Foundation’s mission and highlights events, projects and sponsors. With extensive form processing and image galleries, visitors can readily help support the Foundation’s goals, and they’re rewarded in turn: sponsors who’ve contributed to fundraising efforts are prominently displayed with hotlinks to their own sites. The site was designed to be fully administrated by the client using a simple and intuitive interface, which helps the Foundation apply more of its future donations to its programs rather than web maintenance.
S & K Electronics
As a small electronics manufacturing company owned by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes, S & K Electronics is a David in a Goliath of Raytheons and Boeings. S & K builds outstanding products, but their previous brand and website didn’t deliver on the promise. A part of an overall identity package we provided for the client, the redesigned site showcased our new logo, branding language and custom photography of the client’s products, facilities and people. The new identity and site puts a human face to the company and places its people behind the products they build. S & K’s web presence is their primary sales tool and serves them well in a highly competitive market by matching the quality of their image to the quality of their products.
Opportunity Link provides resources for individuals and families to fight poverty in northcentral Montana. Banik helped further the cause with a custom-coded web site incorporating a custom-built user interface which allows for easy modifications, updates and other content management. The site was designed to grow with the needs of Opportunity Link and incorporates such features as newsletter sign ups, download sections, dynamic calendar, interactive maps, and other custom-built web features. The flexibility of these features helps the client maintain the site economically while being able to publish new content quickly in response to developments in Montana’s economic landscape.
The Celtic Cowboy, an Irish pub and restaurant, began life as a labor of love for its owners. Rehabilitating the historic Arvon Block, the oldest standing commercial structure in Great Falls, the pub’s look and feel drew inspiration from its historic locale. Our site design for the Celtic Cowboy showcases the restored interior spaces of the restaurant as well as its board of fare, through an interactive menu system and inviting photography.
Glacier Medical Associates
Providing a range of interrelated medical and wellness services, Glacier Medical Associates offers a wealth of options for its clients. Making all of those options clear, however, might pose a challenge. GMA pairs traditional Western medicine with alternative healing methods as well as a range of cosmetic therapies. Our design for their spa and wellness site took a “less is more” approach by organizing related therapies into a straightforward, logical layout which used photography to lead visitors to the site’s content. The site design itself was restrained and organic, suggesting the openness and flexibility patients can expect when they visit the clinic itself.
North Valley Hospital
North Valley Hospital, a community hospital located in the small town of Whitefish, Montana, embraces the Planetree philosophy of patient-centered care—using inviting surroundings, a positive environment, exceptional staff attention, great food and other methods to promote healing in a comfortable setting. The hospital’s facility, people and location all embodied Planetree concepts, but its website hadn’t yet been brought on board. Our re-design of North Valley’s web presence fulfilled the Planetree promise by using great images and a straightforward and inviting design to make navigating the site easier and more logical. And by implementing a fully responsive layout, patients can access info from anywhere, whether they’re in the hospital or at home.