Database Driven Websites

Champion Iron Responsive WordPress website launched!

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Champion Iron website (www.championiron.com). This was a large project and Darkstar Media worked with OMG (Onside Marketing Group). Darkstar Media handled the graphic design, website development, and data entry and OMG handled the project management. Some of the features of this website include: Four Languages (English, French, German, Chinese) […]

How To Make Your Own Website Using WordPress

The internet is huge, and it is growing bigger everyday. Some estimates put the number of new websites brought online every day at 150,000, and that number is only going to get bigger as time goes on. With this massive growth, anyone who is anyone needs to stake their claim on the world wide web […]

Custom vs Downloaded WordPress Themes

One of the biggest advantages to using a content management system such as WordPress is the almost unlimited access to different themes and functionality. Spend a little time and you can search through the different themes using WordPress’s extensive search options  (search by colour, column, layout, subject and features). Several such themes have built in […]

phpExcel: Adding accounting format and review

While working on a long-standing CMS (Content Management System) project I needed to find a way to export database results into a working Excel document. For years I have been creating functions which exported .CSV files which were then easily imported into Excel, but for this project a working Excel document was needed and I […]

Content Management Systems’ (CMS) have become the norm for web design

12 years ago, when I started in the web design business I spent a lot of time building static web sites. Most of my time was spent in Photoshop at the design stage of web development. Here, I would export my design as slices in a table layout. From there I would designate a few […]

Next Generation Responsive Website

We are pleased to announce the upgrade and launch of a new website, thinkinsure.ca. Why do we call this the next generation responsive website you may ask. We developed this website to be fully responsive, it resizes and reorganizes data to create the best user experience for whatever device the viewer is on. This is […]

What is an itemprop and why does my website need it?

Google, Yahoo and Microsoft are all working together to help web developers and their own search engines to display more relevant data, the latest thing they have come up with is structured data. What structured data does is help to identify what kind of information is being diplayed on a website. They are already good at […]

Case Study: Custom Extranet and CMS for a Unique Business

We have just completed a project for a long – standing client (Bluestein Export Import Inc. a.k.a. BEI) which involved the creation of a content management and accounting system for their business. This project was unique as this client is the only company in their narrow niche. Finding an out-of -the box CMS or accounting […]

2 new WordPress websites with geolocations

Over the last month we have launched 2 custom WordPress theme websites, both of which  are integrated with Google’s geolocator. What this does is allow locations to be searched by postal code to provide end users with the most relevant data for them.  In both cases we seamlessly integrated the locations into the WordPress administration […]

Jar Creative WordPress Website Live

Wearing my hat as the website developer for Jar Creative I am happy to announce the launch of their new website. This website pushed the limits of WordPress theme development and I am very pleased to be have been part of the team which includes Designers, Creative Directors, Project Managers and SEO Specialists. One item […]