Thanks for visiting your websites CMS tutorial. If you’ve received the link to this page, it means that you’re on your way to getting a fantastic new website!
The purpose of this page is to help give you an idea of all of the different ways we can layout content on your site. We use a panel concept, and you’ll be able to view the various options below.
Don’t worry; we will take care of ensuring your new site is both visually attractive and professional. This area is just a hub to help you during your content creation process or post CMS training. If you have any questions or need a little direction feel free to reach out to your account manager, and they will be able to help walk you through the process!
Panel 1: Standard Panel
Our Standard Panel is one of the most diverse panel options we have available. It can be used to create buttons or links, upload PDF’s and supporting documents or any other information you’d like to place here.
The formatting options available here are also complex. We will upload all of the options so that it’s easy for you to use when you’re updating all of your own content.
Panel 2: Promo Boxes
Panel 3: Call to Action
This Call-To-Action panel does not have a background image.
Panel 4: Standard Panel w/ Tabs
Content in the regular panel goes above the tabs like this!
The standard panel tab concept was created to help our users split up content while keeping the page visually enjoyable for visitors.
- You can place in bullet points
- Attach photos and videos
- Create a table for information
The button tab names can be adjusted, so if you have a wide variety of services your company offers you can place it all on one page and users can easily browse through that information.
They can be utilized in a multitude of ways and can also be customized to fit your brand!
As displayed below, embedding a picture or video is no problem at all and can be a powerful tool to help compliment your content. As with a standard panel adding in links, buttons, or directing the user to find out more information is all possible in this panel.
Panel 5: Parallax Panel
This is a Parallax Panel!
This panel type is reserved for a short, eye-catching blurb of information. As you can see, the words stay in place while the image scrolls behind it. We recommend less than 85 - 100 characters in this section, if possible. If you need assistance with a background image, feel free to reach out to your account manager, and they can help you choose one.
Another great addition is that the parallax panel allows for a button, which can be a URL link, a phone number or email. Keep this in mind as it’s excellent for helping with lead generation!
Panel 6: Side by Side Image (Left)
Panel Subtitle Goes Here!
Here is an example of a Side by Side panel with an image on the left!
They are a great tool that can be used to guide the users attention.
You can place information here and also pair it with a relevant picture to display your information.
Panel 7: Project Categories
Panel 8: Featured Projects
Panel 9: Staff
Director of Marketing and Communications
Janelle is responsible for providing direction, guidance, and leadership for marketing and communication initiatives within our organization. She manages day to day marketing activities and is responsible for developing key marketing strategies, executing market research and development, and overall project planning and execution. Janelle manages our corporate marketing platforms, leads communication planning, and acts as an ambassador for our company. She collaborates closely with key stakeholders, business networks, and our team to ensure alignment with our business and brand strategy.
She strives to create long term relationships with industry partners and is a dedicated team member. Janelle graduated from MacEwan University and is currently studying at the University of Alberta. Outside of work she enjoys golfing, traveling, reading and spending quality time with her family.
“Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.” – Dwayne Johnson
Marc de La Bruyère
Principal & Managing Director
Marc is the Principal and Managing Director of Maclab Development Group. His principal areas of expertise are in property development, investment, and board governance.
Following an early career as a management consultant, Marc joined Maclab in 1991. Since then he led the company’s return to the development businesses and the diversification into counter-cyclical investments.
With deep connections to Alberta, he is passionate about building the community; he is a proud supporter of the Youth Orchestra of Northern Alberta, the Loran Scholarships, the Citadel Theatre, the University of Alberta, the Women’s Emergency Accommodation Centre and several other Albertan and Canadian institutions.
Marc was awarded the Alberta Centennial Medal in 2005 and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. He holds a B.A. from Williams College in Massachusetts and an MBA from INSEAD in France.
He is married to Stacy Schiff, a biographer and historian. They have three children.
President & CEO
Bill Blais is the President and CEO of Maclab Development Group. He is responsible for the strategic direction, culture and growth of our team. The company operates in a collaborative creative environment and Bill is focused on leading a team of development professionals working to build both new neighbourhoods and new infill development projects. He manages partner relations and government relations with a focus on long term value.
Actively involved with in the development industry and greater community, Bill currently sits on the board for the Francis Winspear Centre for Music (Edmonton Symphony Society & Winspear Centre) and the Fort Edmonton Management Company. He is the past Chair of the Board of Directors for the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce and has been a Director of the CHBA - Edmonton Region and has been active with the Alberta School of Business Alumni Association.
In his spare time, Bill enjoys riding his bike and spending quality time with his wife and children.
Chair of the Board of Directors
Bruce Bentley is Chair of the Board of Directors of Maclab Development Group. Prior to his appointment as board chair in January 2017 he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Maclab Enterprises. He has an extensive knowledge base related to real estate operations and financial management; a background obtained in both public and private company environments.
Bruce has a strong belief in community involvement and currently chairs the board of directors of the Edmonton 2001 Athletics Legacy Foundation and is the Treasurer of the Board of Governors of the Citadel Theatre. He has been actively involved with the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, the University of Alberta, the Fort Edmonton Management Company, the Edmonton Elks Football Club, the Canadian Football League and the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce. He sat on the Edmonton Committee to End Homelessness and the Edmonton Homeless Commission.
Bruce is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s School of Business and has pursued life-long learning including executive education at Stanford University and through the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Bruce and his wife Carol enjoy travelling the world and playing golf whenever possible. They have two adult sons, Cale, a chartered professional accountant, who lives with his wife Orsi in Switzerland, and Jase, a commercial airline pilot based in Edmonton.