eCommerce

10 Social Media Networks to help Drive Traffic to your Website

By now you’ve probably realized how important social media can be to your internet marketing campaign but may have some questions as to which are the best sites to use and just how to utilize which site to its fullest potential. Back in June, I wrote a blog post on why social media was so […]

Pros and Cons of Using Magento for your eCommerce Website

Magento is an open source e-commerce web application for online businesses. If you are seeking eCommerce software that allows for efficient scalability, then Magento could be it. This software serves both high end and low end online businesses, it has a free version as well as costly premium versions of the application. Online businesses are […]

10 User Experience (UX) Design Techniques for your Website

The job of a graphic designer and a web designer has many facets. There is more than just the creation of a product that looks good. Function is also a crucial aspect as any interface friction for the user will lead to dissatisfaction. This means there is a need to think about how people will […]

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 […]

Is an eCommerce website right for your business?

Are you a retailer who is not yet selling online? According to Stats Can, over half of the internet users in Canada have made online purchases. Statistics Canada also did a survey revealing that “Canadians spent over $18.9 billion online for goods and services in 2012, (which was) a 24% jump from 2010” (CBCnews). Canadians […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

eCommerce – online shopping cart upgrades

The last 2 month have been very busy here at Darkstar Media, we completed a few online shopping solutions. Wholesale user management One project we completed was an upgrade to soYoung.ca, we upgraded their existing eCommerce website with some custom features which included wholesale user management and ordering for their many retailers. Paypal integration For […]

Canadian Health Matters is launched

We are pleased to announce the launch of Canadian Health Matters. For this website we build a text messaging (SMS) function which allows users to send a text message from a phone to a website database, and then receive a response back to their phone. This is a whole new field for us and opens […]