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Justice for Children and Youth

Justice for Children and Youth is a non-profit legal aid clinic that specializes in providing select legal representation to low-income children and youth in Toronto and vicinity who are facing conflicts with the legal system, education, social service or mental health systems. Our objective was to create a website whose visuals sat in the “sweet spot” between “street cred”, “youth appeal”, and “trusted advisor”. The result is a vertical home page design that speaks to a youth audience above “the…

uHear 2.0

Zeitguys designed and developed uHear 2.0 for the Apple App Store on behalf of Kitchener-Waterloo based Unitron. We didn’t just want to give a facelift to the previous version of the app: in addition to some really cool new features, we wanted the entire user experience to be more modern and engaging. Applied Arts Interactive winner Version 1.0 of the uHear App (also designed by Zeitguys) won an Applied Arts Interactive Award, and appeared in the May, 2010 edition of Applied Arts in…

The Lonely Website – Website best practices in a social media world

Social media is where it’s at!  But what about your website?  Don’t give it the cold shoulder – bring your lonely website into your social circle.  In this presentation we will explore ways to make your website thrive and connect to the social media world. Here is a presentation our Mr. Brent Kobayashi did on at the #SocialBizNow conference a while back.  Enjoy, and if you have any questions, be sure to Tweet #TheSocialWebsite The Lonely Website – website best practices…

WordCamp Toronto Ticket Giveaway from Kobayashi Online

We’re giving away four tickets to WordCamp Toronto, the city’s annual “unconference” on everything to do with the WordPress platform. For those of you who don’t know, WordCamp is a relaxed event where people of all levels can learn about how to create great online experiences – even if you’re new to WordPress. We like it so much, we are Yonge Street sponsors and will also be volunteering our time answering WordPress questions at the Happiness Bar. There are two different ways you…

Groundradar

Digging Deep to Find a Solution Groundradar is the world’s most experienced ground penetrating radar (GPR) service provider. GPR technology is used for deep mineral exploration and geotechnical applications. The company had experienced tremendous success in the field however, their track record was not being properly communicated online. Kobayashi Online dug deep to find a customized solution. Groundradar required a new website which would reflect its global expertise, build brand awareness, and support their offline sales efforts. Another unique challenge…

ProPath: Insurance Made Simple

A Better Way The intense rivalry of the insurance industry hasn’t left much room for the little guy. If smaller companies want to survive, they need to be innovative. They need to set themselves apart. But before setting yourself apart, it’s important to meet your client’s needs. Most people expect a business to have some sort of online presence. Design ProPath Insurance Solutions Inc. required a simple and functional website to complement their existing business model. Simply put, the website…

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) – What you need to know

What is it? At one point or another everyone has opened up their inbox and has found unwanted emails. Sometimes called junk email or unsolicited bulk email (UBE), the Canadian government is implementing a new law, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), to crack down on unwanted emails and texts. This law will have a major impact on businesses, because now businesses and organizations will need to prove they have consent to reach out to new, existing, or potential customers using electronic…

Simeon Canada: Putting User Experience at the Forefront

Simeon Canada challenged Kobayashi Online to create and design a website that put the user’s experience at the forefront. www.simeoncanada.com Based in central Toronto, Simeon provides assistive wireless solutions and service throughout Canada and in export markets. Many of their products are available for direct purchase through their online store. Since 1995, Simeon has offered leading-edge wireless technologies for assistive listening, classroom soundfield amplification, and remote sensing. Simeon® infrared, FM and digital radio-frequency remote microphones and amplification solutions have become the go-to choice in special and general education, and in educational audiology. The challenge for any website…

WordPress and Web Accessibility

The YYZ is a Nice Place to Be It’s fair to say that the city of Toronto is reasonably accessible. You can access any major retailer, access restaurants, major sporting events, concerts, and most other public places. Wheel-Trans can even get you there for the same price as the regular TTC cash fare. I must say that Wheel-Trans is probably the best thing the TTC has done in a while. Yes, even the TTC can do some good once in…