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All I Want for Christmas is a Smartwatch…..Not

It’s about that time of year again when those Christmas tunes flood the radios, and when people flood the shops in search of that perfect holiday gift. It’s the most wonderful time of the year but for some, it can be a real pain in the “you know what”. The official start of the holiday season is the day after Thanksgiving, or what’s known as Black Friday. This year about 22 million shoppers headed to Wal-Mart on the infamous day.…

Online Relationships: Falling in Love with a Corporation?

Once Upon a Time on Instagram Instagram is the setting of this love story. Yes, it’s nothing like the streets of Verona, or the cover of a Harlequin novel. But, does it really matter where you meet your loved one? What if our modern day Romeo had met Juliet online? Would their relationship be any less real or authentic? Maybe in another hundred years, a gifted writer will conjure up a romance which involves a social networking app? Bollocks! The…

Sparkling Clean: A Refreshing New Website for Yonge Eglinton Dental

Yonge Eglinton Dental, a premier Toronto-based Dentistry, approached Kobayashi Online for a bright and clean website makeover.  www.yongeeglintondental.com A warm and professional dental practice, they were driven from their needs to create a website that could reflect the same to their clients online. Stepping into the practice, the gracious greetings by the sociable staff and the contemporary yet comfortable interior design all contribute to the welcoming feeling that Yonge Eglinton represents. To help show how Yonge Eglinton Dental is indeed…

A Modern Logo for a Boutique Consultant Firm

Kobayashi Online created for Whiteboard Consulting Group an updated logo to accompany their recent website refresh. Project Info URL: www.whiteboardconsulting.ca Client: Whiteboard Consulting Group Inc. Completed: September 2013 Blue was chosen as the theme as it signifies professionalism yet the shades of blue used project a more fun and whimsical tone—in line with the boutique nature of the company.The Creative team took inspiration—much like the original logo—from an actual whiteboard. Flowing across the logo, the white “handwritten ‘W’” personifies the company as both…

A New WordPress Website for Whiteboard Consulting Group

Whimsy in the Front, and Corporate in the Back: Kobayashi Online provides a full website redesign in WordPress for Whiteboard Consulting, a Toronto-based boutique consulting firm. Project Info URL: www.whiteboardconsulting.ca Client: Whiteboard Consulting Group Inc. Completed: September 2013 To improve the general user experience and facilitate content management, Kobayashi Online implemented the WordPress platform as a basis for the redesign and migrated over all archived blog content from the original Textpattern site. By using WordPress, Whiteboard Consulting will be able to update content…

A Bright, Modern, and Responsive WordPress Website for SRG

Kobayashi Online designed a bright, modern, and responsive website for consumer research and insight consultancy SRG giving them a functional online platform to help their insightful research work reach businesses who need it. Project Info URL: srgnet.com Client: SRG Completed: May 2013 SRG’s website was designed using colours, textures and shapes that are bright, clean and forward-looking. This shows SRG as a company that is modern, active and future-focused.Srgnet.com provides visitors with useful information and updates that would interest both current clients and potential clients. Built on the…

Around the Office: Going Mobile, Flat Web Design, and Ghost CMS

Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Going Mobile Helps Customers Find You Always mobile-friendly, Andy endorses GoMo, Google’s initiative for businesses to go mobile. According to Google statistics, three-quarters of customers prefer a mobile-friendly site. Aside from making a good impression on most of your customers, GoMo offers more reasons mobile sites are more important than ever, as well as a window into…

Around the Office: WPUniversity Widget, Considering CISPA, WordPress.com Improvements, & More!

Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. WordPress Education Inside the Dashboard Always on the lookout for things that make online friendly, Brent was happy to see Toronto WordPress developers come up with the WPUniversity Dashboard Widget, which provides personalized WordPress training and assistance from inside your dashboard. We work with WordPress everyday, but we realize that not everyone’s familiar with WordPress, and…

Republishing Posts Without Ruffling Feathers

The Internet’s full of freely available blog posts and articles. And while this content may be free to read, it’s not necessarily free to repost on your website. In fact, it’s best to assume that it’s not free to repost. And while some blog writers may be flattered that you consider their blog post worth sharing, it’s usually good to assume that permission from the publisher is required unless otherwise stated. It can also be considered rude Generally, websites will…