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Visit Alton

Destination Website - Visit Alton

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The Client

Visit Alton

The official travel destination website for the historic city of Alton, Illinois

The Project

Technologies - LAMP Technologies, Adobe Flash CS5, Adobe Photoshop CS5, HTML 5, JavaScript, CSS 3

The Challenge
  • Create an intuitive and professional online presence
  • Leverage modern web technologies and tools to more effectively
  • Serve as a web platform to provide vital information to visitors, partners, stakeholders & staff
  • Easy-to-use Content Management System (CMS) equipped with a global network for content management and asset delivery
  • Strong desire for a creative, innovative, accessible and user-friendly website

The Result
  • Fresh, modern design concept with tasteful animations, rich media content and an array of cutting-edge features
  • Created with responsive methodologies to allow sites to render perfect on modern web, mobile & tablet browsers
  • Ground-breaking user interface features including Social Lounge, Pageless Listings, Filters, Advanced Trip Planner, real-time Weather and much more.
  • User-friendly Maestro™ Control Panel with exclusive On-Page content editing tools.
  • Development of informative mobile applications featuring the historic & fun facts of Alton and neighboring communities available on iTunes & Google Play Stores
  • Powerful and smart web forms that handle complex RFP submissions, guide requests, and other CVB-critical information, complete with email notifications, Web-based inbox archive, and clean and easy-to-read data exports.

Key Features
  • Professional W3C Compliant Web Site Design
  • Responsive Templating for Mobile + Tablet Display
  • Mobile Application Development (4 new mobile applications for IOS 6, 7 and Android SDK)
  • Microsite Development (5 microsites)
  • On-Page Content Management System
  • Interactive Listings Manager
  • Events Calendar
  • Online Storefront (gift shop products + event/cruise tickets)
  • Blogs
  • News & Press Releases
  • Social Lounge
  • Advanced Trip Planner
  • Smart Unified Search
  • Feature Stories
  • Trip Ideas
  • Database Powered Forms with Google reCaptcha
  • Site Analytics & Tracking
  • Maestro™ Control Panel

Awards
  • 2016 Illinois Excellence in Tourism Award for "Best Website"
  • 2014 Davey Silver Award for Best Tourism Website
  • 2014 W3 Silver Award for Best Tourism Website
  • 2014 WebAward for Travel Standard of Excellence
  • 2014 Illinois Excellence in Tourism Award for "Best Website"

 

Testimonial


" Louder Design has been the perfect match for our website upgrade and redesign. We are very impressed with our site with its new, innovative features including real-time social media lounge, live chat function, the ability to break out into seasonal themed content and much more. Our site is now one of the best in the state as evidenced with an Illinois Excellence in Tourism Award for Best Website in 2014! I'm confident in Louder Design to continue to keep us above the rest in the future."

Jong Cambron - Public Relations Director