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What features should my website include?

Aside from your main content, there are so many features available for websites that it's hard to know where to start. Consider who your target audience is, and what information you would like to convey through your website. How will you draw in new visitors, and how will you get people to come back again?

Here is a list of some ideas for website features that Design Sense Graphics & Web offers. Make sure you choose tools that are useful and relevant to your business, and that will enhance your primary message rather than distracting from it. Note that this list is by no means comprehensive. If there's something not on this list that you'd like included in your site, just ask!

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Design Sense Content Management System (CMS) vs Wordpress

What is the difference between a custom Content Management System by Design Sense and popular free open-source CMS platforms such as Wordpress?

We often have clients asking us to compare our quotes with others they have received for websites built using different open-source CMS platforms. However this is like asking us to compare apples with oranges. There are a few key differences between what we offer for CMS and the free solutions out there. For the purposes of this article, we are using Wordpress as the main comparison.

Flexibility – Function & Design

Wordpress is a free publishing software that can be used to create basic websites which include a blog in the standard installation.  All other functions that you may want on your website e.g. a calendar, online store etc. must then be added by using plugins or widgets. While there is a vast array of these to choose from, you may not be able to find one that does just what you want it to. In comparison, when Design Sense builds a custom CMS for you, we can tweak every last detail down to a T so that it will operate exactly how you want it to.

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A guide to using your Logo correctly

Using your logo correctly on all media not only helps trigger an immediate visual association with you, but it also reinforces credibility of the items on which it appears. Consistency of usage is therefore important. Your logo should be used consistently and correctly in advertising and promotional materials, publications, web sites and software interfaces, presentations, stationery, etc. whether in print or electronic media.

Logo Quality

Your logo should never look 'pixelated' or blurry. Don't use scanned versions or photocopies of the logo. Never use a logo from a website in print media because they are low resolution and will print poorly. For printed material, supplying your logo in EPS* format is important as this ensures superior reproduction of your logo.

Logo is pixelated

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Where do I start? Logo preparation & the process involved

It is a good idea to put some thought into your logo before you meet with us at Design Sense Graphics & Web. We will cover the following areas when we meet with you to discuss your logo design.

Business Name
Most people have already decided on a name and registered it before they come to us. However, we are also able to assist you to be a bit more creative with your name if you need some help. Below are a couple of examples where clients have had a name in mind, and we have suggested an alternative that has been a much better option. 'Effie's Beaded Bits' became 'Beadistinctive' and 'Gold Dust Spas' became 'SpaKal'. It is very important to get your name right before the design process begins - it's much harder to change it down the track.

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2017 … It’s a Wrap!

If you're anything like us, you will be wondering how 2017 flew by so quickly! Reflecting on the past year, we feel so blessed to be in business in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and to have such amazing clients and supporters around us. Some of the highlights of our year have included:

  • Welcoming Levi Simon Kenny into the world on 17th March
  • Celebrating 5 years in Burt Street in April
  • Working on 2 of our biggest events - Goldfields Cyclassic & Leonora Golden Gift in May
  • Completing the Eastern Goldfields Historical Society’s website in May
  • Receiving the Customer Service award at KBCCI's 2017 Goldfields Business Awards
  • Celebrating 11 years in Business 
  • Designing the JPC 2017 Yearbook
  • Contributing to events and NFP organisations
  • Creating brands, stationery, websites and lots of other promotional designs for clients throughout the year

We love being part of the business community here and we are excited about some new plans we have for 2018. Watch this space ...

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