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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 […]

Responsive WordPress Theme Developed for Blue Chip Leasing

We are happy to announce the launch of another great new website, Blue Chip Leasing. We both designed and developed this website. The content management system used for this website is WordPress and it is fully responsive. Special attention was paid to 3 key areas of the website and Blue Chip’s main services, Broker Partners, Vendor […]

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) […]

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 […]

Is WordPress the right web design solution for you?

Since I started building websites 12 years ago I have noticed a big shift in how website owners want to interact with their website. At the beginning of my journey I would typically create hard coded websites where all content was added by myself with HTML code. With this type of website, my clients would […]

Using .htaccess to 301 redirect WordPress URLs to the Root

I recently had to move a WordPress blog from a subfolder named “/blog/” to the root of the web server, the blog portion of the website used to be in its own folder and seperate from the main website. I rebuilt the entire website with a new WordPress install and imported all the posts. This […]

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 […]

Shopify E-Commerce website finished for In Your Face Swag Inc.

We recently developed a shopping cart website using Shopify, which is fully developed E-Commerce CMS website tool (a ready to use shopping cart).  Where we came in was to help customize the design and modify some of the cart features to be more in line with the customers products. We also consulted on how to […]

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 […]

WordPress projects and templates

WordPress seems to be taking over recently. Darkstar Media has now joined the WordPress theme development industry. Users love WordPress because of the ease of use, CMS features, and ability to expand. We know how to work within existing WordPress themes as well as break them open and recreate fully customized websites while incorporating eCommerce […]