Graphic Design, Web Development, Photography & Hosting
From initial concepts supplied by UTS design students to the Balmain Association, Red Ant Media set about a redesign of their web site, which we then developed in WordPress so as committee members and other volunteers can easily add new content, make changes and upload files.
Specific elements of the brief from the Balmain Association were that the site was to be have a clean and simple design, that be easy to read and navigate.
With our original design for their website getting on to being almost 5 years old, Lushous Strings asked us to redesign their site, and as part of the process create a brand new look for them.
The brief called for a more formal look to be integrated with elements from our previous designs for them, as well as a change in colour palette to reflect this new positioning. For comparison to the new design, examples of our previous work for Lushous Strings can be seen on our site here (old logo) and here (their old website).
With the group requiring constant updates to their site, including events, new recordings, tesimonials and appearances, we developed the site in WordPress for them, including a pricing table structure and an embedded MP3 player for visitors to be able to listen to their recordings.
In keeping with the playful, musical nature of Lushous Strings we have designed a website that showcases their talent and provides the necessary information for people looking to hire them for their events and functions.
Commissioned by the Glebe Chamber of Commerce, our design for the 2012 Glebe Street Fair website uses parts of the existing Glebe branding as well as new imagery we developed to build a design that tied in with the “flair of the fair”.
With bold text, and a cheerful colour palate and simple navigation, the site includes embedded Facebook and Twitter feeds to further enhance user experience, and keep content fresh and relevant.
The website has been designed to act as both an information portal for the public and as gateway for potential stall holders to view information relevant information relating to the fair. It includes an online merchant facility to book and purchase stalls.
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:
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.
Want to integrate your static HTML website into WordPress theme?
At Red Ant Media we can take your existing website and build it into a WordPress theme for you, giving you the flexibility of a WordPress content management system for your organisation to use, while keeping your site design and brand consistent.
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.