John Yates is an independent web site developer / designer based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Using Drupal CMS, he builds web sites that are readily found, easy to use and accessible to anyone.

Recent projects

Food Miles Campaign

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The Saskatchewan Organic Directorate's Food Miles Campaign is working to improve access to Saskatchewan Organic Food.

The site features the ability for a consumer to search for specific local and/or organic products and have the search results ordered by geographical proximity. Built with Drupal CMS, the site is edited by SOD staff and volunteers.

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India Canada Association of Saskatchewan

A web site created for the Regina based community organization India Canada Association of Saskatchewan to commemorate 2011 as the Year of India. By customising a pre-made template, John Yates was able to build a feature rich web site on a limited budget.

Because the site was built with Drupal CMS, ICA volunteers can log in and update the site when needed.

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Inter-Church Uranium Committee Educational Co-operative (ICUCEC)

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A simple site created for a citizens' group opposed to nuclear development in Saskatchewan. The information and articles on the site are contributed by the group's members and a system of categorization was needed to keep track of the content.

John Yates set up a taxonomy navigation system within a Drupal CMS framework and taught the group's members how to add and organize content.

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Beyond Factory Farming

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This bilingual site's redesign involved the reorganization of over 300 pages of static content into the Drupal CMS framework. John Yates converted the supplied visual design into a Drupal template and oversaw the migration of existing content as well as creating the templates for new content. Staff training was accomplished using screencasts.

The site is managed by BFF staff and receives around 1800 visitors per month.

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Saskatchewan's Green Directory

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The Green Directory is designed to provide information to Saskatchewan consumers about the environmental impacts of what we buy.

Raw material for the site included a vast quantity of data supplied as spreadsheets. John Yates leveraged the power of Drupal CMS to transform that data into useful information and present it in a clear and easy to navigate format that is easily kept up to date by non-technical staff.

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Station 20 West

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This site was created to support the Station 20 West Capital Campaign, which aims to raise $6M by May 2010.

John Yates compiled research from various sources to develop the web-friendly writing that helps bring in donations from the community. He coded the site in HTML/CSS.

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Community First Development Fund of Saskatoon

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This site is a showcase of Community First's community development projects presented as a "gallery of success" and is designed to support fund-raising.

To create the site content, John Yates conducted interviews and photo sessions with each of the program participants. The site was built with Drupal CMS and allows Community First staff to easily manage its content.

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