Jan 10

Canadian Mountain Holidays

Intrawest and agency Evans Hunt had a primary focus when creatingcanadianmountainholidays.com: make the site fast. Using seven core tools, internal APIs and Netlify they were able to deliver that and more.

See below as the take us through their technical process of developing a rich media site ‘Canadian Mountian Holidays’ and learn which tools made the cut to build a truly beautiful, and fast, site.

Tools & Frameworks:

  • Gulp
  • Jekyll
  • Contentful
  • Github
  • Juicer.io
  • Sass
  • Open Exchange Rates
  • Internal Trip Pricing API
  • Internal Weather Reporting API

Netlify Features used:

  • Continuous Delivery
  • Rollbacks
  • Asset Post Processing
  • Git Integration
  • Outbound Webhooks
  • Outbound Integrations
  • Custom Script Injection
  • Form Handling
  • Drag n' Drop Deploy
  • Web UI
  • CLI
  • HTTPS
  • Deploy previews
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Canadian Mountain Holidays

Intrawest and agency Evans Hunt had a primary focus when creatingcanadianmountainholidays.com: make the site fast. Using seven core tools, internal APIs and Netlify they were able to deliver that and more.

See below as the take us through their technical process of developing a rich media site ‘Canadian Mountian Holidays’ and learn which tools made the cut to build a truly beautiful, and fast, site.

A few words with Steven from Intrawest + Evans Hunt...

Could you tell us a little bit about your project?
Netlify
The technical goals for the CMH website were based around speed. The speed that the site loads on customers devices, the speed in which we can get it live, the speed in which we can make edits and the speed in which it can deploy. Given the very rich media that the CMH website uses going with a static approach really allowed us to focus on quality of assets and not the typical compromise between quality and load time. We are very happy with how it turned out.
Steven Hubert Senior Marketing Technologist (Intrawest)
Why did you choose Netlify?
Netlify
We tried out Netlify after hearing about it on Hacker News for one of our more simpler sites that only gets a few thousand hits a month. We were amazed at how easy it was to use, how fast it build and how no knowledge of servers or DevOps were needed at all. After the success of the lower trafficked site and realizing we could use Contentful to have basically a fully functioning CMS we went all in building this new site from the ground up.
Steven Hubert Senior Marketing Technologist (Intrawest)
What is your favorite thing about Netlify?
Netlify
Ease of use Quick builds New feature releases Fair pricing HTTPS and Form Support. Keep up the great work guys. I’d love to be able to still be using your product 10 years from now.
Steven Hubert Senior Marketing Technologist (Intrawest)

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