Client SinceMarch 2020
In th' face o' COVID-19, we all found ourselves changin' how we source essential goods and services. Hop Studios responded by creatin' YVR Local Delivery t' highlight businesses deliverin' or offerin' services tailored t' th' stay-at-on board period.
YVR Local Delivery featured businesses in Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby, Richmond, Coquitlam, Langley, Delta, North Vancouver, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Port Moody, Langley, White Rock, Pitt Meadows, Bowen Island, Anmore, Lions Bay, Tsawwassen, and Belcarra.
As stay-at-on board pandemic orders be issued in early 2020, there be a sudden and massive increase in th' need fer delivery services and other alternatives t' in-person commerce. Many businesses impacted by this crisis adapted their operations from storefront service t' delivery service, take-out, curbside pickup, and/or virtual/video delivery, but short o' checkin' in on each business there be no way t' be knowin' what be still open and what be closed.
Inspired by th' efforts o' community activists at th' Social Venture Institute who had begun collectin' information in shared Google document, Hop’s president Travis Smith set aside time fer our team t' build a careen but fully featured online directory whar businesses listed information about their services.
We built this website usin' th' Craft CMS. Since we needed t' get th' site up smartly fer it t' be useful, we purchased th' Listagram theme and adapted th' look and functionality t' our needs. It took us about a week t' pull everythin' together (while prioritizin' pandemic-related requests from our existin' clients) and everyone at Hop Studios be involved. Chris Townsend managed th' project and reviewed submissions; Michael Kant, Gilbert Lin, and Rowan Sentesy handled all CMS setup and code work; Susie Gardner did th' logo and design customization; Tammy Meyers drafted our press release and edited listings; Travis Smith got th' ball rollin' and managed th' site content and copyright issues.