Custom CMS

New responsive website launched

We are pleased to launch a new responsive website for Evan Thompson and Associates, a Toronto-based communications coaching and content development firm. We rebranded, slimmed down, optimized, and deployed our very own Twitter Bootstrap WordPress Theme to create a responsive framework. In addition to developing the WordPress theme, we built a custom media gallery plugin […]

Using Twitter Bootstrap for Web Design and Development

We have recently jumped on the Twitter Bootstrap bandwagon and are very happy with the decision. If you don’t know, Twitter bootstrap is a web framework that is “mobile first”. When they developed the framework they solved many of the issues that web developers face when dealing with responsive design such as how columns will […]

4 new responsive WordPress websites launched

Hello, We have been quite busy at Darkstar Media recently. Over the last month we have launched 4 responsive WordPress websites. Edson Legal, Monster Gym, Construction DIB, and Vault Mortgage.

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 […]

WordPress Developers Top 12 Plug-in List

Over the last few years WordPress has picked up in popularity and I have started to use it on a regular basis for small to medium sized brochure and eCommerce websites. One thing I have noticed is that I generally have the same standard plug-ins on every WordPress website I create, my default toolbox you […]

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 […]

Doctors of Thoracic Surgery WordPress Website

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Doctors of Thoracic Surgery (D.O.T.S.) WordPress website. Working with Blammo who handled the graphic design and project management, we built a custom WordPress theme for this fantastic life saving organization. One of the challenges of this WordPress theme was the many different levels of navigation including a […]

Green & Clean WordPress Website

This summer Darkstar Media designed and developed the Green & Clean Energy company website. It is a WordPress template which has multi language support. It includes a CMS for managing all content, which includes text for both languages, images, and the callouts and calls to action. The ability to create custom meta tags and descriptions […]

Custom WordPress eCommerce website launched

This week Darkstar Media is pleased to announce the launch of MyCustomKidsBooks.com. The website is a fully customized WordPress website and we added custom eCommerce features. The challenge the client had involved the nature of their business which was creating custom books where the customer need to upload photos and enter specific details related to what […]

Two new CMS shopping cart websites for Toronto clients

It has been a very busy summer here at Darkstar Media. We are currently working on 2 e-commerce websites which we will be launching and revealing soon as well as a custom extranet CMS website. For the custom WordPress shopping cart website the client is offering custom kids books where you add photos of your […]