Website launch: Ecolet

Based on the Hadron template from Rocketheme, this fresh Joomla web design incorporates a clean, simple look to appeal to the customer’s of this Brisbane-based composting toilet company.

Incorporating products from Ecolet’s Ecwid store, this website was done on budget and on time and the client is very pleased with the end result.

Website launch: Powerchoice

Powerchoice is an energy provider company based in Stafford, Brisbane - they wanted to update the template for their Joomla website that would incorporate their brand new corporate branding.

We used the Vermillion template from Rockettheme - a clean, corporate template that incorporates an animated menu, slideshow and custom designed rollovers within the RokSprocket features module.

Website launch: TT Building Surveyors

Jo and Shawn Brosnan from TT Building Surveyors were really keen to have their Joomla website updated so it could be readily available on mobile devices. They decided to take their new design in a completely different direction going from a white background to a dark grey, which is very stylish.

To achieve this look we used the new Gantry 5 template Callisto from RocketTheme, incorporating some really neat RokSprocket buttons on the homepage to showcase the services provided by TT Building Surveyors.

We think the end result speaks for itself!

Website launch: Absolute Maintenance and Cleaning

Di and Richard are the new owners of Absolute Maintenance and Cleaning based in Toowoomba. They came to us wanting a super simple website to help promote their services to potential clients in and around the Toowoomba area.

Large, bright imagery has been used with all information laid out in a clear, easy-to-read fashion… they are thrilled with the final result!

What is HTML5 and do I need it for my website?

The non-techy guide to HTML5

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You’ve probably heard the term HTML5 being thrown around a lot when looking for a web designer or web design company, right? I know as web developers we can talk about some very abstract things... and sometimes we forget that our clients don’t find all the geek speak and tech talk as interesting as we do.

 

With that in mind this is the Non-techy Guide to HTML5

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Website launch: Bright Print Group

Bright Print Group were looking to update their existing Joomla 1.5 website. Notable features include responsive design built on the Gantry system and an update of the template design and content architecture. Careful consideration was taken to ensure client’s SEO efforts would be migrated to the new site.

Website launch: The Wealth Academy

The Wealth Academy needed to incorporate multiple video formats behind a subscription based website. Ease of use and clean layout was of paramount importance to our client and his customers, so we created this visually appealing Joomla design that conveys all information in an easy-to-read manner.

Website launch: Naturally Australian Tea Tree Oil

A family-run tea tree oil plantation, NATTO approached Marketeam to create a Joomla website that would bring them into the responsive web-based world in line with their competitors. Marketeam have developed a website that gives a clear overview of their products along with letting their customers see the plantation and it’s processes.

Website launch: Greg Felsman

Greg contacted us wanting a clean and simple website that would be simple to navigate for his customers. A mobile friendly website was created by the team at Marketeam, and the staff can now update their own website very easily.

Website launch: Second Story Furniture

Second Story Furniture came to us wanting a fresh, new website that would encourage their potential customers to view their range of second hand pre-loved furniture online. Based on the north side of Brisbane, Second Story Furniture wanted a soft pastel design so we created their Joomla website using RocketTheme’s Anacron template.

The owners of the furniture store – Dave and Amanda – are extremely happy with their new-look website and say that business is booming since their online launch.

Website launch: Advanced Chiro Clinic

Advanced Chiropractic Clinic is based in Albany Creek, Brisbane. They wanted a Joomla website design that would showcase their current services to potential clients, so we used the Hadron template from RocketTheme, providing a clean, corporate but friendly look and feel.

Website launch: Boardshots

Boardshots is run by a photographer named Paul Simpson. He takes photographs of surfers at Alexandra Headlands (Sunshine Coast) and uploads them to his website so surfers can buy images of themselves in action on the water.

Marketeam created a website design using the Joomla platform that enables Paul to easily upload images from his computer, phone or tablet.

Website launch: Creative Food Smokers

Creative Food Smokers decided to re-vamp their website to provide their customers with a more user-friendly website experience.

We used the Vermilion theme from RocketTheme to create a colourful, vibrant design to showcase their range of gourmet food smoking products.

Website launch: EBSA

EBSA came to us wanting a Joomla website design that would promote their window automation and louvre products.

Part of the brief was to incorporate a Projects Gallery where they could display their high-end products to potential customers, so we used RokGallery from RocketTheme.

The design is light and spacious to represent the type of product they sell.

Website launch: Transmax

We have just launched the website for Transmax - one of our biggest projects for the year 2013.

With a major overhaul of their old Joomla website there was a wide range of custom coding, functionality and over 3500 lines of custom CSS added to this site.

Many hours were spent on using the latest functionality like responsive design, Font Awesome icons, Parallax scrolling features, jquery Maps and scrollers and a complete reshaping of their online branding.

Website launch: Renew Furniture

Renew Furniture is based at Virginia on Brisbane’s north side, stocking a wide variety of quality ex-display furniture at really cheap prices.

With a design that’s beautiful, elegant and clean, this Joomla website uses the RokSprocket module for sorting products into categories - for example, lounge, dining and bedroom. Applying a price range tag to each product, a potential buyer can sort through the products depending on their budget.

Website launch: Callide Dawson

Callide Dawson insurance is based at Biloela, Queensland. They wanted to branch out and develop their own unique website, this was done by installing the latest version of Joomla and creating a clean, sleek design that matches their logo and branding.

Website launch: Arthur Palmer

Arthur is a Brisbane based art dealer specialising in Aboriginal, Papua New Guinea, Pacific Polynesian Islands, Maori & Oceanic Fine Tribal Art, Native Artefacts & Material Culture.

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Website launch: Murri Dental

The new Murri Dental website features a rotating image slideshow on the homepage, with relevant graphics/imagery to promote each clinic's services.

Corporate branding and colours have been matched to suit each logo, resulting in a clean, corporate – but fresh – Joomla website design.

5 Important Business Lessons I Learnt From a Pigeon

There is a pair of crested pigeons nesting in a date palm in my front garden. Over the past two months I’ve been watching this pair of pigeons make their nest, lay their eggs and sit on their precious white, marble-sized cargo waiting for their offspring to break out of the confines of their egg.

My daughters and I often check the eggs to see how they are coming along in the hatching process (so far no baby pigeons). Whilst I’ve been watching this whole process I’ve learnt that there’s some very important business lessons to learn from this pigeon pair, and as always – the best lessons are often the simplest or the ones derived from nature.

So here are my “5 business lessons I learnt from a pigeon”...

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How to create a Joomla custom CSS style for Chrome and Safari

So you’ve got your Joomla website looking great. The design is done and you’ve spent loads of time getting the content and images just right but when you open your site in Chrome or Safari, some of the modules look not quite right or out of alignment. You can change the .css file but that also changes how it displays in IE and Firefox.

So you ask yourself - How can I change the css for a module in Joomla so it only changes in Chrome or Safari?

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10 questions to ask your Joomla developer before you hire them

So you’ve decided on using Joomla for your next website design project and you’re in the process of looking for web design companies to quote on your site. There’s so many options, questions and ways of building websites these days it’s hard to know what questions to ask, right?

There are many questions you can ask a potential web design company or contract web developer, and these will be dependant on the requirements of your project. Before you even start looking at companies to build a website for you... you will need to have a clear understanding of what you want your website to do and the functionality requirements of your new website. That being the case, there are several areas you will need to cover before getting to the stage where you’re asking Joomla website development companies for a quote. 

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How to find great keywords - Infographic

Have you ever wondered how to find great keywords but find all those posts and articles and tools confusing? Would you prefer a simple and succinct visual guide to finding the right keywords for your website?

Behold the ultimate infographic for finding keywords to attract customers. 

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Website launch: Infection Control Solutions

Mark and Sharyn contacted us to build a Joomla website for their Brisbane-based sterilizer sales and service business.

Blues and greys were used in the website's design to promote a 'clinical and sterilized' feel - perfect for their business. A rotating slideshow was created on their homepage to showcase a range of models they sell and service.

What is responsive design?

You may have heard a lot of talk on the internet about responsive design and how that relates to websites. In this article we take a look at what exactly is responsive design and how it’s the next level of technology for website developers and web designers.

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Promoting code literacy

When you think about it... it’s actually a little scary to think how many websites and services are out there, but how few people know how they run or the code behind these systems. Every one of us have no doubt used Facebook, Google Maps, web-based email and other online platforms... and my guess is you haven’t even thought about what goes into building a service like this?

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Website launch: Line Management Institute of Training

When we first met with LMIT, we understood they wanted to give their website a new look and feel. After a thorough design process and a revision or two we came up with the winning Joomla website design concept you see live today.

There are many different elements integrated into this site including a slideshow on the homepage, forms from third party providers and Marketeam also advised on best practice for structuring content and menus for search engines and a better user experience.

After many tweaks and changes to get things just right, LMIT have launched their new Joomla website. As Joomla web developers, we’re very satisfied with this site and the new look and feel for our happy client!

10 low-cost SEO tips for small business

Running a small business is hard. Typically, most small businesses have limited staff, limited time and a limited budget for sales and marketing efforts. This being the case sometimes it's easy to fall into the trap of just 'running' your business and letting the 'promotion' of your business slide.

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Understanding search behaviour by identifying your business type

When searching for a product or service that they want to visit or call, most people search using local terms. If you're in a business that services a local area (mechanics, hairdressers, and other service-based businesses) then it makes sense to localise your website to attract customers from your local area, right?

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Why is a 'call to action' so important for SEO?

These days things happen fast. The internet has bought about a mentality of instant access, instant information and instant gratification. It's so easy to go to another website or do another search for a product, service or information, so with this in mind we need to make our websites usable and easy to manage, navigate and fulfill whatever action your potential customer wants to fill when they get to your website.

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Writing great SEO copy

When writing copy for your website there are some very important rules to consider. The difference between good copy and bad copy can really make an impact on the amount of traffic you drive to your website and how you convert those customers.

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Access your website's analytics on your mobile

Every day more and more Australians access their favourite websites and social sites using mobile devices. With 37% market penetration for smartphones and the average user having 25 apps on their phone, keeping up-to-date with what’s happening in your world via mobile is a natural progression for many of us.

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Website launch: Home Therapy Solutions

Home Therapy Solutions provides home treatment and assessment in physiotherapy and occupational therapy rehabilitation in the homes of people who need it.

Marketeam recently re-developed a website for Home Therapy Solutions, providing a fresh, clean design for their business.

Our client is now able to update their own website as changes arise, and can easily add images to the slideshow on the homepage.

Website launch: Captain Shirty

If you’re into cars, you’ll love the Captain Shirty website – they sell top quality muscle car t-shirts for car enthusiasts.

Based in Brisbane, Captain Shirty sells t-shirts and other goods online, as well as visiting local car shows around south east Qld.

Marketeam built a shopping cart using Ecwid – now the products are displayed quickly and easily online. If you’re looking for an interesting gift for the car enthusiast in your family/friends, visit Captain Shirty to view a whole range muscle car t-shirts.

Website launch: Workforce Consulting

Workforce Consulting are an HR and organisational development consultancy with extensive international experience specialising in providing this type of support to small and medium businesses.

Workforce Consulting has undertaken assignments for clients such as Westfield, Boral and Employment National – either individually or by their consultants as a collective.

Marketeam built a professional, easy-to-use website using the WordPress CMS – now our client can manage and update their own website as required.

Website launch: Amici’s Restaurant

Amici’s Restaurant is a popular destination for Italian cuisine at Brisbane’s South Bank.

Marketeam designed a Joomla website template that looks fresh and inviting, incorporating a rotating slideshow on the homepage to showcase their fine pizzas and pastas at South Bank.

Whenever Amici’s Restaurant has a change to their menu, they can easily upload a new PDF file of their menu so potential diners can view the tasty meals on offer.

So, when you’re in the mood for casual Italian, Amici’s Restaurant on South Bank Parklands is the place to be.

Website launch: NeuBau MVA

NeuBau + MVA is a professional engineering consultancy firm in Brisbane, specialising in detailed design and management of multi-disciplinary projects. With expertise in a range of industries, NeuBau + MVA can handle projects large and small.

We designed a sleek, professional template in Joomla incorporating relevant keywords as part of their full SEO service. After providing training on how to use the Joomla CMS, the management and staff at NeuBau MVA can now update and maintain their own website from any computer, any time.

Developing a fair price strategy

Yes, there is price pressure all around us and much of the media creates its own self promotion around telling the consumers that they should stick it up the businesses and press for a better deal. Does this mean that you have to capitulate to increasing demands for even keener margins? Not necessarily.

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Is your business ready for the mobile revolution?

For an industry that practically didn’t exist 5 years ago, mobile devices and tablets have experienced amazing growth.

This combined with faster Internet speeds and WiFi penetration around Australia means more and more people will be using mobile devices to access your online promotional material. Is your website mobile-device friendly?

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Website launch: Groundbreaker Earthmoving

Groundbreaker Earthmoving offers professional commercial earthmoving services in Brisbane. With an extensive fleet of excavation and earthmoving equipment, operators with experience and knowledge of the industry, Groundbreaker will come to your site prepared and ready to work.

A rotating slideshow on their homepage is one of the higlights of their new website design. The staff at Groundbreaker have the ability to insert any new images into their slideshow – our client can update and manage their own Joomla CMS website.

A full SEO service was performed on the website content, with keywords such as “Brisbane excavation contractor and earthmoving services” being used throughout their website.

If you need a Brisbane backyard excavation service make sure you visit Groundbreaker for all your Brisbane excavation contractor and earthmoving services.

Website launch: Boat Buddies

Boat Buddies offers a complete boat service for Sydney-based boats and yachts.

Boat Buddies specialise in the underwater hull cleaning of boats to assure your boat maintains maximum speed, fuel efficiency, better handling, and no vibrations. Based in Sydney, they have built their business on long term relationships with marinas, boat dealers and private clients.

Over the past couple of months Marketeam has worked with Boat Buddies to produce a great looking website that has already seen them receiving more phone calls from potential customers.

We developed the Boat Buddies website in Joomla, along with providing a complete SEO service, training on how to use the Joomla CMS – and we installed Google Apps to help our client manage their email, calendar and documents.

Boat Buddies can now easily manage their own website using the Joomla CMS, and are enjoying using the online platform to promote their Sydney-based boat service business.

Website launch: Albany Creek Gymnastics Club

Albany Creek Gymnastics Club offers classes for gymnastics for kids on Brisbane’s north side.

ACGCI offers gymnastics classes for those 18 months and above right through to high level competitive gymnastics and everything in between.

Markteam has built this website using the Joomla CMS – so now Albany Creek Gymnastics Club can update and manage their own website at their convenience.

The human aspect of social media

Sometimes, as business owners, we get wrapped up in the world of commerce. Marketing our products and services to potential customers can take up a large proportion of our time. We sometimes forget people are just that – people. Marketing to the masses and shouting your message to the crowd quickly gets lost in the sea of noise that is the Internet.

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Looking for opportunities during hard times

We are hearing it in the media regularly that business generally is doing it tough and it is true that many businesses are struggling. It is however not the time to be thinking doom and gloom, rather we need to look for the opportunities we have not yet discovered which could take our business to a new level.

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