Destination Conservation is an initiative of Elements Society, an environmental non-profit organization. The DC Planet website provides resources and and presentations to elementary classes across Alberta and British Columbia. Offering those services requires a well-tailored online repository, allowing members to upload and easily find resources: DC Planet turned to Gossamer Threads to develop a new site from the ground-up to help them achieve their goals.
Hi there! I’m Bruce, Gossamer Threads’ prodigal son and technical writer, just returned from a two-year sojourn in academia. I’m back at GT working on documentation and bug testing, and have been enlisted by Tarrin and Ian to
pick up their slack add to their work on the GT blog.
I know many of you are wondering what we’ve been up to. The truth is – for better or worse – we’ve buried ourselves with work.
Admittedly, a good bit of the work was custom projects, as you probably all suspected – but we never forgot our product suite. And so, we worked on that too, giving our products some much needed TLC.
Magnify.net is a social media site, allowing users to create video channels and upload their own productions and clips. Users can even add a widget to their existing site, allowing the, “integration of user-generated video.”
What this means for readers is a specialized, targeted and most of all, relevant collection of video clips for their viewing pleasure. Connecting users to an overall message or theme has never been easier, thanks to Magnify.net.
Handling the Magnifty.net operation is quite an intensive load, however nothing is too big a task for the Gossamer Host servers!
Mobile sites have been around for a while, however with the advent of the iPhone one can only expect more and more sites designed specifically with mobile devices in mind.
Enter bigfishtackle.mobi – A custom Gossamer Forum installation that is optimized for mobile devices. All unnecessary content has been stripped to ensure fast loading times on low-bandwidth connections. Read on to see how we did it!