The new website for the Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub is turning heads

Scott Parfitt, January 23, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Guinness may have been born in Ireland, but its Irish spirit is alive and well at the Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub in Whistler, BC, Canada. The spirit just got even better online with a brand new website and dedicated mobile site!

Designed by Shift Strategy + Design and powered by Smallbox, the new site is extremely cool with great design layouts which create an easy user experience. Users can easily get food and drink menus, specials, entertainment schedules, and get dialled in to DLG's many social network sites.

“The Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub site was designed to be playful, personal and lively, capturing the essence of the in-pub experience. Irish proverbs and toasts, as well as vintage-styled icons, were used to stay true to the authentic feel of this traditional Irish pub. Hubert Kang's imagery was part of the overall vision to make the design pop and add warmth and character,” says Shift Strategy + Design's Principal Susan Richardson.

The Smallbox Team was able to easily integrate the design layouts into its Content Management System, and add some great functionality, such as the event calendar (with print version), slideshows, social sharing, and of course a slick dedicated mobile site that pulls content from the main site. “It was a great site to work on and we got to use a bunch of new layout options from the CMS which always makes for a satisfying build. Plus it looks great!” says Kat Lancashire from Smallbox.

It has been just over a month since the new site launched and DLG's Operations / Marketing Manager Harrison Stoker couldn't be happier. "The new website is absolutely fantastic! We are getting excellent feedback and seeing dramatically increased traffic to the web and social platforms," says Stoker.

Check out on your computer, tablet or mobile phone and let us know what you think!