Fort Wayne Airport

Reusser Design

Fort Wayne Airport
Fort Wayne Airport
Fort Wayne Airport
Fort Wayne Airport
Fort Wayne Airport
Fort Wayne Airport
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http://fwairport.com

The site and its processes

We redesigned the website for the Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA), and outfitted them in ExpressionEngine, with a completely responsive design. Some of the goals we had when designing this site:

- Allow mobile passengers easy access to tools they’d need to check on their mobile devices, like a flight tracker, flight schedule, TSA regulations, etc. – Give airport employees power over their content and allow them easy, WYSIWYG access – Additionally, give them a way to instantly alert site users of flight delays, weather events and important notifications – Give contractors a simple space to bid on construction projects and purchase plans for the ever-expanding Airport Authority through a dead-simple e-commerce system

We wanted to have a little fun with the site, too. The homepage features subtly animated elements to really bring it alive in with a user’s touch or click. The client has full editing capability over the homepage design elements — the destinations on the flight board are fully editable, as are the checklist items (which users can also click to check off!)

Add-ons and EE special sauce

The interactive bits on the homepage are controlled by the client in Low Variables.

We created some complicated Matrix-with-a-Matrix functionality using Nolan, a great plugin for flexible yet dynamic tables.

The sidebar menus, which look like an old-school flight board, are controlled via Playa, which allows the client to relate pages to other pages really easily.

The flight tracker, originally an iFrame on the previous incarnation of the site, needed to be completely rebuilt for a responsive layout. using their API, we developed a custom front-end interface that’s fully responsive allowing users to search for flight status, look at arrivals and departures, and even look at an updated-live map of US air traffic.