In March 2015, Awaken Solutions was awarded the contract for building the new website and associated web systems of the Municipality of Sainte-Anne-des-Lacs. After the public call for tenders was issued, Awaken Solutions submitted a comprehensive proposal with innovative and leading-edge solutions to attain all objectives needed by the municipality. We worked in close collaboration with the municipality throughout the project to deliver all systems on budget and on time.

Wireframe and Photoshop mock-up

WireframeAfter initial consultations, wireframe models were developed and presented to the municipality for feedback on the proposed layouts. Changes were made until the exact desired layout was achieved. Two versions of the homepage were developed in Photoshop with the proposed colour pallet, design and behaviour of each module fully defined. Changes were made until the exact homepage design was achieved.

Theme and menu

SADL-mega-menu-with-iconThe Photoshop mock-up was converted to an identical (pixel-perfect) HTML design, which was built into the content management platform (WordPress) as a lightweight and speed-optimized responsive theme adhering to all CSS and HTML standards. A custom full-width menu was also developed to ensure user-friendly navigation and a clear organization of all pages.

Updating system

The municipality was provided with the required users and roles to allow the employees to regularly update the website content themselves, including posts, pages, menus and tabs.


A comprehensive calendar was implemented, powered by the Events Calendar Pro plugin, providing the ability for visitors to choose different calendar views and download events. The system also allowed the municipal employees to easily add and update calendar events.

Secure portal

A secure portal was built into the website providing municipal councillors the ability to download relevant documents and information anytime, and allowing the secretary to make new documents available regularly.

User guide

After the employee orientation sessions, Awaken Solutions built an online user guide to ensure that municipal employees can easily look up the instructions taught to them during their training. This guide is hosted online as an electronic document which Awaken Solutions maintains regularly, so that the employees always have access to the latest instructions.


We are very satisfied to have entrusted the construction of our municipality’s new website to Awaken Solutions. Their team was attentive to our needs, gave us advice and recommendations and were a pleasure to work with throughout the process.

Nowadays, impeccable customer service is essential, and the quality and speed of the customer service we receive from Awaken Solutions is impeccable. When we need information, they provide the answers without delay.

We recommend Awaken Solutions without hesitation to anyone looking to establish a new website or improve an existing website.

– Municipality of Sainte-Anne-des-Lacs