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The RANGE approached us to build them a Content Management System (CMS) website for their new restaurant in Canmore, Alberta.

Using Django, an open source web framework, we built a mobile-friendly (responsive) website that they are able to keep up-to-date themselves.

Ensuring the site is mobile-friendly (responsive) was a very important criterion. The RANGE will not only be providing a place to eat for the local community, but also needs to be found easily by visitors to Canmore who are using mobile devices to search for somewhere to eat.

The menu page has been built so that menu items can be enabled/disabled using a simple checkbox in the backend. Adding new menu items is also a simple process, including publishing mouth-watering photographs. Uploading a photo to a menu item automatically displays a small camera icon beside that menu item; site visitors can click on this icon to display a large photo of the food.

The site also has a Daily Specials section, and this can be preset for a week at a time using checkboxes in the backend. This saves The RANGE time as they can predetermine their daily specials for the week, set them up in the backend of the website, and then forget about them. The site also automatically posts to Facebook and Twitter each day when the daily specials change.

As The RANGE was already working with a graphic designer for their branding they asked if we could work with their designer too—which we were happy to accommodate. The website is therefore a collaboration between Blue Hut who built the site, and Robin Albright of Two Birds One Stone Design who provided the graphic design.

With a Django CMS website staff at The RANGE can update the site information at any time, from any location, with minimal work.

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