Graphic Designer

Seven Elements of Great Website Design

In today’s post I wanted to talk a little about some of the elements that make up a great website design. There are a lot of design principles that go into website design but I chose seven I wanted to touch on today and those are: Ease of Navigation Calls to Action Informational Footer Stylized […]

Common Mistakes of a DIY Web Design

If you run a small business these days, a strong internet presence is essential, which means … you’re going to need a website. The process is certainly daunting if you don’t know much about website design and the first question you need to ask yourself is do you go the DIY route or do you […]

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) […]

Hal Lasko at FITC Toronto conference

Today, I’m excited to announce that I will be attending the FITC Conference being held in Toronto, April 27th through April 29th. I’ve been looking forward to this event for quite some time now not only as web design professional but also on a personal level as an artist. The FITC conference in Toronto is […]

Creating An Effective, Lead Generating Call To Action

There is a wealth of information and advertising happening on the internet. One only need do a simple Google search and they are bombarded with a barrage of goods and services offered by many, many businesses. As internet searches have become the primary way people locate goods or services they are looking for; it’s become […]

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 […]

Effective and Efficient Web Design: A Planning Guide

When starting a new website project I often come into a situation where no planning has been undertaken. Instead, the client hands me a logo (maybe) and then asks me to start building their website. They believe that design should be the first priority, assuming content can be added in later, and if search engine […]

New WordPress Website launched – Rohmer and Fenn Law

Over the holidays we launched the Rohmer and Fenn Law website. We handled both the design and development of this website and created a custom WordPress template for the client. It includes a full WordPress content management system, SEO (Search engine optimization), and all content is easily update-able by Rohmer and Fenn.

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 […]

DarkstarMedia Mobile Website Launched

We are pleased to announce that we have just added a mobile version of darkstarmedia.ca. We were able to leverage jQuery Mobile to create a mobile compatible website which doesn’t just look ok on an iPhone or Android device, but is specifically designed to look great and flourish on these devices. We have also created […]