“The City of Denton is a vibrant and growing community with many opportunities, no matter what your interest or passion. You’re free to be whoever you are in a friendly atmosphere with a small town vibe that’s just a short drive away from the big city.”
The city of Denton’s main focus was to turn their plain-Jane, disorganized, 1300+ page site into something that was easy to navigate and a reflection of the city’s quirky, cool vibe.
As the lead developer, I developed 85% of the site and oversaw the rest of the development. I built the site in Kentico CMS and created a number of custom functionalities.
- GIS API to locate addresses. Example: Find My Council Member, Find Your Curbside Location
- Youtube API to display channels and playlists. Example: Denton TV, DTV Newsbreak
- Imaginuity Social Media API to display social feeds from Facebook and Twitter. Example: “On the Social Front” on the Home and Landing pages
- Google Maps API and REST API to display custom locations on a map. Example: Maps
On this custom “Maps” page, I used Google Maps and Kentico REST API to display custom locations entered in the CMS onto the Google map.
The filter bar at the top sorted different maps (and locations) depending on the category. Links could also link out to a specific map. Accordions displayed additional information about each location point below:
Denton TV (DTV)
The “DTV” page displayed playlists of videos from Denton’s Youtube channel.
At the end of the project, I trained the client on how to use and manage their site using the Kentico CMS. They were thrilled with their new website and found it very “intuitive” and “easy to use.” In the end, the site has been condensed into a concise, resident-friendly resource.
Sept. 2016 – Dec. 2016