City Springs website - Municipal Downtown Development in Sandy Springs
City Springs Website
The City of Sandy Springs Design Team was asked to create a website for the City's down-town development Project, City Springs.
The Subject Matter
City Springs is a municipal lead development designed to create a "City Center" for Sandy Springs. The development will contain City Offices, a Performing Arts Center, a studio theater, meeting space, retail and residential spaces, a city green and underground community parking.
Purpose of the Website
The website replaces an existing site, sandyspringscitycenter.com, that was used for communicating the creation process of a City Center Master Plan and to gain public input. The role of the new website would be to communicate the following:
1. Information about the City Springs development and what people can expect when it is completed.
2. Construction progress.
3. A history of the project and how it fits within the larger City Center Master Plan.
As City Staff have become familiar with WordPress based sites, we once again selected the open-sourced CMS for this project. Our web developer, Jason Green took a base template and heavily customized it to reflect the City Springs brand.
We selected Oswald for titles and headers paired with Roboto for paragraph copy.
In the full width view, we wanted copy on certain pages to flow seamlessly across multiple columns rather than be grouped in responsive blocks. Jason Green utilized the <article> tag to accomplish this. However this caused individual items in bullet-lists to break across columns. Green used the break-inside property to rectify this.
Project Manager, Web Developer, Art Director