The Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA) website was a multi-stage project. Darkstar Media first designed and developed a custom continuing education credit system for the members. The second stage was a complete website redesign where we developed a custom WordPress theme, integrated woocommerce for all members payments and association events, developed a postal code search for Landscape Architects, as well as many custom content management tools.
For the Beststart Resources Shopping Cart we created a bilingual (English, French) Woocommerce shopping cart website. Darkstar Media handled the custom WordPress theme development, Woocommerce setup and integration with Polylang so the shopping cart was in both English and French. Other supporting functions and custom page templates were created to manage content.
For FASD Ontario we created a bilingual (English, French) website which includes a postal code search to help users find local services. We also designed a custom resource managing tool and search. Darkstar Media handled the graphic design, custom WordPress theme development as well as building custom made plugins for the searches.
For mycaminobed.com we handled both the design and development of the website with a very strong focus on SEO. It includes an interactive Google map which allows users to find the closest hotel to their current location while they are hiking the Camino Frances, as well as a search by stage element which allows them to plan their trip in advance.
We provided Hatch Yoga with a new business startup package. This included branding and print materials, web site design and development, Google Ad Words campaign, Canada Post flyer distribution and SEO for the website. These efforts were a success and Hatch was able to get their name out into the community and bring customers into the studio.
A responsive WordPress theme was designed and developed for Champion Iron. We used custom WordPress functions to manage calls to actions throughout the website and the home page slideshow. We also designed the site to accommodate multiple languages, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) being a priority. We imported and organized all existing content from the original website, which was quite extensive (consisting of approximately 250 news releases, each presented in two to four languages).
This is a fully responsive, hand-coded website which has web form integration and clear “calls to action.” These enable users to easily fill in forms. It works seamlessly with a WordPress blog which is used to handle all the latest news articles and company announcements. We paid special attention to SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Triton currently promintently resides on page one of Google and we plan to keep them there.
This is a good example of the customized WordPress themes that we have been developing recently. It includes easy- to -manage content, including the callouts. The calls to action are managed quite simply with WordPress widgets using the built in WordPress WYSIWYG editor (What You See Is What You Get).
We are pleased to have worked with Arbor Memorial on creating this website theme. One of its most notable features is a geolocation funeral home finder where users simply enter their postal code to access the closest location, or search by province and city. The website is also integrated with HubSpot.
For Blissology.com (Eoin Finn Yoga) we built this innovative shopping cart website which allows users to download yoga videos directly into iTunes with a complete CMS (Content Management System)for all products and orders. We encourage you to check out his website and try some of his yoga exercises., We did, and have been loyal followers ever since.
Another great partnership with Jar Creative resulted in the creation of a WordPress theme and website for ORION. When working with Jar, we are always pushing the limits with WordPress, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) when building these fantastic CMS (Content Management System) websites.
The challenges with this website involved the presentation of two large brands and thousands of products. Our solution involved a database driven website with a customized CMS (Content Management System). The website is divided into two sections – one for each brand with each section following the brands’ look and feel while confirming to users that they are on the same website.
We recently developed a shopping cart website using Shopify, which is fully developed E-Commerce CMS (Content Management System) website tool (in the form of a ready to use shopping cart). The client asked us to help customize the design and modify some of the cart features to better reflect the customers’ products. We also consulted on how to use Shopify and created the majority of the content.
In my role as the website developer for Jar Creative, I am happy to announce the launch of their new website. This website pushed the limits of WordPress theme development and I am very pleased to be have been part of the team. One item I developed (of which I am especially proud) is the image-focused blog seen on the right.
Get Outside Shoes is a long-standing client, for whom we recently launched a mobile version of their website which harnesses the power of jQuery Mobile. This website is a branch of a very successful retail store. It includes a full CMS (Content Management System) feature for managing all content, a tool for managing orders, a newsletter tool, plus all the features one would expect within an online shopping cart.
In building this site, we included a CMS (Content Management System) for managing all content, which includes text in both English and French, images, and the call outs and calls to action. The ability to create custom meta tags and descriptions is included in this website as well, which is important for optimal SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
We build this website with accessibility as our top priority. We included tableless layout, font re-sizing, descriptive links, and contrast changing as main accessibility features. We also built a custom CMS (Content Management System) to manage content for many of the site’s sections that require frequent updating.
For Canadian Health Matters, 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 over their phone. This is an exciting new field for us, opening up endless possibilities for full interaction including lead generation, company intranet and customer promotions, to name just a few.
We started this project by designing a Flash animation, which was used for a television commercial. The commercial was such a success that the client immediately asked us to design a website with supporting print collateral. Among the services we built into this website were an online fee quote form, a questionnaire and a Google Adwords campaign. We also adapted the television commercial to create the home page.
This website is one of which we are particularly proud. This fully customized CMS (Content Management System) – equipped intranet is used to manage all of the charity’s daily activities. Some of the features allow: the efficient addition and management of people to the client’s various programs; report generation, Excel- compatible mailing list generation, and quick postal code proximity searches.