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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Recent Launch: de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation

OK, hardly a recent launch, de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation was actually launched in April, but I'm a wee bit behind in posting some of the neat projects I have worked on this year. I'm determine to get this resolved over the next couple of weeks.

de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation's website provides a platform to communicate the families contribution to their communities and the broader society. I worked with the great team at Dynamo on this one: Bob Beck, creative director was responsible for brand identity and video direction, Jenna Holcombe site design, and I was responsible for front-end development and CMS integration.

This is the first project I have used RefineryCMS, a Ruby on Rails-based Content Management System. While I have been a big fan of Radiant CMS, I like RefineryCMS for it's polish integrated interface. It worked great for this project, but I would use Radiant when a project has more complex requirements. The front-end was developed using HTML5 and CSS3. CSS was generated using Compass and Sass. Compass' CSS3 helpers are a real help abstracting away the mess of vendor extensions, and the CSS3 PIE integration giving older version of IE CSS3 capabilities is invaluable. All video is presented using HTML5, with a Flash fallback, all handled seamlessly by JW Player.

Check out the screenshots below and please visit the site to find out the great work de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation is doing.

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