Website Design

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.

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 […]

6 Trends in Web Design to Look Forward to in 2015

Hard to believe we are in the last few months of 2014 already! As this year draws to a close, it’s only logical that as we look toward 2015, we begin to investigate the new trends in web design we may expect to see in the coming year. We have already seen the demand for […]

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 […]

Top 10 Responsive WordPress Themes

A top 10 WordPress theme list is a very subjective list because everyone has their own reasons to prefer one theme over another. I prefer a simple theme with very little DIY features because I am a developer and I like using themes as a base which to develop on top of, so the more […]

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 […]

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.

Custom vs Packaged Intranet / Extranet Websites

Over the years we have built custom intranet / extranet websites for companies that need a Content Management System (CMS) website to track and share data between employees.  These websites are different from other websites in that they do not have a public portal, they are a secure internal website for employees of a company or […]

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 […]

New Upgraded Blog – Goodbye Blogger

Darkstar Media is pleased to announce a new upgraded blog. We have just installed a WordPress blog on our server and will be phasing out our old blogger blog. Thanks to Google’s Blogger for many years of service, we were just ready for a change to a blog with a little more control and customization […]