Monthly Archives: October 2008

Sites Completed in October


October has been a busy month! We completed three new websites: Roaches Line RV Park and Cabins, This Bear Got Heart, and a WordPress Blog – A Dream of a Lifetime.

Roaches Line RV Park and Cabins is a new vacation site located at the beginning of the Baccalieu Trail. We took the photographs and listed the website with Google, Yahoo, the Open Directory Project, and other relevant search engines and directories (as we do with all our projects.) The cabins are open all year around. The Cabins have hardwood interiors and two are equipped with 2-person Jacuzzis.

Roaches Line RV Park and Cabins Webstite

Roaches Line RV Park and Cabins Website

This Bear Got Heart is a site for Betty Jones who makes special pieces of fabric becomes a visual, touchable, and huggable memories in the form of heirloom, one-of-a-kind, collectible bear.

This Bear Got Heart Website

This Bear Got Heart

With this website, as with many of our recent sites, we have added a blog. The blog offers the client and her clients to add photos and comments to the site. It gives control of that section of the site to the client and offers interactivity.
This Bear Got Heart Blog

This Bear Got Heart - WordPress Blog

One of our most interesting projects was undertaken as part of our community service work which includes developing and maintaining a website for The Anglican Parish of St. Matthew and St. John the Evangelist in Bay Roberts We developed a blog about Pam Norman’s trip to assist people in Guatemala to build new homes as part of the Pampay School Project, the Arms of Jesus Children’s Mission.
The Dream of a LifetimeDream of a Lifetime – WordPress Blog
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The Town of Brigus


John Jerrett

Town of Brigus Photo: John Jerrett

The Town of Brigus have been our clients since 2006. Considering that the town of Brigus has a population of less than 1000, the number of people who visit the website is amazing. For the month of October, the average number of visitors per day is 164, and the average number of page views per day is 518. In August, the month of the Blueberry Festival, there were a total of 8375 visitors who viewed 38,135 pages. During the past year, there have been 65,297 visitors who viewed 224,534 pages.

Blueberry Festival

Blueberry Festival

We think there will be even more visits this year when the Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador will host Celebrating Bartlett 2009 – a province-wide, year-long program of events and attractions featuring symposia, heritage fairs and ceremonies. Captain Robert Abram Bartlett, a native son of Brigus, was a world-renowned Arctic explorer and mariner during the first-half of the 20th century.

We worked closely with Wayne Rose, the Town Clerk/Manager on the development of the website. He wanted the site to have a strong visual appeal. He was absolutely correct!

As part of the visual appeal, we have included a flash header with photos of various parts of Brigus. We have also included panoramic views of the town which we prepared using javascript. We have also included 7 albums of brigus scenery. The photos which were provided by the town were taken by a number of photographers, each of whom is acknowledged.

Baccalieu Players

Baccalieu Players

We also prepared two maps of the town as PDF documents – a map of the streetsand a map of places of interest.

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Northern Avalon Tourism Association


The Northern Avalon Tourism Association [NATA] has been a client since 2006 when the Baccalieu Trail, the Killick Coast, and the Admirals’ Coast joined to form one tourism organization. Previous to 2006, we worked with the Baccalieu Trail Tourism Association. In the past year, the NATA website has had 138,427 visitors and 381,674 page views. In the month of July, there were an average of 544 visitors per day and about 1262 page views.

The major work that we do for the Northern Avalon Tourism Association is developing and maintaining their website www.northernavalon.comand designing the Northern Avalon Tourism Guide. The print guide, which is published by Transcontinental Press in St. John’s is approximately 72 pages in length.

Both the website and the printed guide follow the shoreline around the Northern Avalon Peninsula, starting in Whibourne and ending in Logy Bay, Outer Cover, Middle Cove.

The guides contain information about all the tourism businesses in the region including accommodations, activities, tours, arts, crafts, music, restaurants, shopping and services. They also contain information about the regions’ many festivals and events, hiking/walking trails, and museums.

John Guy at the Cupers Cove Soiree in Cupids

John Guy at the Cupers Cove Soiree in Cupids

Both contain information and many pictures of each of the communities along the coast. One of the interesting features of the Northern Avalon Website is “Find that Town.” The website has a separate page for each town in the region that does not have its own website [the pages contain a link to each tourism business in the that town] , and links to the websites of the larger towns that have their own websites. It also has descriptions of a number of smaller uninhabited islands off the coast including Baccalieu Island, Carbonear Island, Dildo Island, and Kelly’s Island.

Dildo Island

Dildo Island

One interesting feature of the website is information about surfing and surf kayaking in New Melbourne.

Surfing in New Melbourne

Surfing in New Melbourne

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Town of Carbonear


Another of our clients is the town of the Carbonear in Conception Bay North, Newfoundland and Labrador, which has been our client since 2004. Over the past year, the town website has had 52,485 visitors, viewing a total of 220,323 pages.

Town of Carbonear Website – www.carbonear.ca

Harbour Rock Hill

Harbour Rock Hill

In addition to the town website, we have developed and maintain a website for the Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre which is a 384 seat, air conditioned and wheelchair accessible facility, set in the heart of the Baccalieu Trail Region.

The Princess Sheila Na Geira Theatre

The Princess Sheila Na Geira Theatre

Princess Sheila NaGeira Theatre – www.princesssheilatheatre.com

We also have design and maintain a website for the Carbonear Heritage Society.

Carbonear Heritage Society – carbonear.ca/heritage

Railway Station Museum

Railway Station Museum

We have designed a booklet about the town of Carbonear in 2008.

Carbonear Booklet [PDF]- Welcome to Carbonear – Hub of the Bay

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Welcome to our update!


Because we have been so busy with other people’s communications, we have been neglecting our own! We hope to keep up-to-date here.

Town of Bay Roberts

Veterans Quay Marina

Veterans' Quay Marina

The Town of Bay Roberts has been a client since 2003. In July 2008, there were an average of 408 visitors each day who viewed 1206 pages per day. For October 2008, there have been an average of 272 visitors each day who have viewed 834 pages per day. In the past year, there have been 108,000 visitors who have visited 290,00 pages. We believe we have succeeding in making Bay Roberts, a town of approximately 5414 [2006 census], very visible on the Web!

Cable Building - National Historic Site and Provincial Heritage Structure

Cable Building - National Historic Site and Provincial Heritage Structure

Over the summer, we were very busy with a variety of projects in the Town of Bay Roberts as well as maintaining their websites: www.bayroberts.com and www.bayrobertsevents.com

One of our projects the Bay Roberts Tourism & Leisure Guide during the summer. The 16 page guide is online – Bay Roberts Tourism & Leisure Guide – 2008

The previous year we completed a pamphlet on the Shoreline Heritage Walk. It contains information about the history of the walk and a detailed map which visitors can follow.

Shoreline Heritage Walk

Pigeon Inlet was successful beyond what we had hoped. For information about the project, see the website – www.pigeoninlet.ca and the blog unclemose.wordpress.com which we have been preparing.

We prepared albums of photos taken by Catherine and Steve Armager about the Pigeon Inlet launch –

Photos of Gala Launchand Pigeon Inlet Buffet

We also prepared a large storyboard on the Life of Ted Russell, which is on display at the Bay Roberts Visitor’s Pavilion:

Ted Russell Story Board.  Elizabeth Miller, Ted Russsells daughter [left]

Ted Russell Story Board. Elizabeth Miller, Ted Russell's daughter-left

In the middle of the summer, we prepared a flash presentation entitled “A Time in Pigeon Inlet”.Music in the flash presentation is by Kelly Russell.

We also designed a logo for the Pigeon Inlet project which will appear on all materials relating to Pigeon Inlet in the future:

Pigeon Inlet Logo

Pigeon Inlet Logo

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We also worked various projects with the Joint Management Committee shared by the Town of Bay Roberts and the Town of Spaniard’s Bay. We developed 10 Wayside Exhibition Signs for the Shearstown Estuary. Six of the signs have been placed, while the others will be placed later.

Birds of the Shearstown Estuary

Birds of the Shearstown Estuary


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