Wanting to build more awareness for her business, Etak Thoroughbreds, and provide an online listing of her current sales and stock, Kate Nivison asked Red Ant Media to design her a website that was “playful and fun” utilising her favourite colours, pink and orange.
The website needed to be user friendly for both her horse racing industry clients and potential buyers, so as they could quickly access necessary information about the horses, their pedigree and their bloodlines.
Red Ant Media were asked to develop a an online information portal about the suburb of Glebe. The purpose of the site being to promote Glebe as a destination to locals, the wider Sydney community and state, national & international visitors.
The website includes:
A full business directory, organised by business category,
Profile pages with information about each listed business,
General information about Glebe,
Directions and links for how to get to Glebe, and
A News and Events listing.
While there is still a little more to complete on the project, it is a great example of how quickly Red Ant Media can get something done when under pressure. The whole site took 7 days to complete, as the Glebe Street Fair was only 9 days away when the quote was approved. We were asked to have it up and running for the Fair and we did! Working from an existing style guide, the 7 days included design, html programming, WordPress integration, content migration, testing, hosting set up and a voting platform for an online competition run at the Glebe Street Fair.
La Source was using an off-the-shelf installation of WordPress with one of the generic themes when they approached Red Ant Media to build a customised site and theme.
Our initial concepts were built in Photoshop and then coded as static HTML pages for approval. As the client was heading overseas for business we turned the entire site around in two weeks, including the WordPress customisation.
The WordPress theme developed includes a featured slideshow on the home page, custom category filtering and display, automatic image processing for site thumbnails and an English or French language selector.
La Source were also provided with a training session in how to use their customised WordPress site to its full potential.
The Glebe Society required a new online means to develop their new local Walking Tours. The website was to include a map with linked points of interest and effectively act as an online tour guide for the walk.
The design was to be sympathetic to the idea of history, heritage and environment, so we came up with a logo and website design that included all three elements.
Working directly with the Glebe Society was a fantastic and informative process, where all parties learned new things, especially about our local area.