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The Twelfth Fret WordPress/ZenCart Design & Development for E-commerce Website

An E-commerce Website for a Specialty Guitar Store Over the past 35 years, The Twelfth Fret has grown that have one of the largest and most varied collections of acoustic and electric guitars in the world. They needed a website that would be able to display that collection to consumers from around the globe. Kobayashi Online created a The Twelfth Fret website that integrates WordPress and ZenCart — two of the most important open source Content Management Systems — both under…

Word 11 Print Design & Layout

Compelling Print and Layout Designs for Blogging Festival Print advertising often plays a major part of any campaign, and was crucial in the promotion of Word11, Toronto’s 24-hour blogging festival. Kobayashi Online created a variety of print materials to both promote the event and to give it a unified look and presence. Having been designed in conjunction with the online marketing efforts, the print materials were able to provide the most impact. Even though Word11’s target audience is tech-savvy, the print materials helped drive local interest,…

Word 11 Custom MailChimp Email Newsletter Template

An Email Newsletter for Toronto’s 24-hour Blogging Festival Email newsletters are fundamental in creating a connection between an organization and the community it serves. For Word11, Toronto’s 24-hour blogging festival, Kobayashi Online created a customized MailChimp newsletter template providing a look and feel consistent with the event and its branding. Created in MailChimp, the template provides clear areas to put text and images. Each newsletter can be updated with new information and retain strong branding and a professional layout. MailChimp also handles all…

Word 11 WordPress Design & Development

A Custom WordPress Theme and Development for a Popular Event for Toronto’s Blogging Community With the art direction of Finesilver Design, Kobayashi Online developed and designed the website for Word11, Toronto’s 24-hour blogging festival. Based on the popular WordPress platform, the Word11 website is highly customizable for site editors, who can easily update event information and post blogs. All the content of word11.com, including its sidebars and header, is easily editable using the WordPress dashboard — no HTML or programming knowledge required. The…

Echoworx Custom WordPress Development

A Clear and Professional WordPress Site for an Encryption Services Firm Kobayashi Online created the Echoworx website using the WordPress Content Management System. The site was coded to allow Echoworx to edit all pages, sidebars and menus easily, and without any special software or programming knowledge. Site editors are also able to easily update news items through the simple, Web-based control panel. The Echoworx site features search engine friendly XML site maps that are created dynamically so that even newly created pages are found by search…

Magda Mo Business Card Layout & Design

Business Cards Designed to Help a Real Estate Professional Stay Connected Business cards are essential for any professional. Kobayashi Online created a custom business card design for real estate agent Magda Mo that shows all the information that a new contact would want. The look and feel is consistent with her other marketing materials, creating a unified and powerful appearance. Site Info URL: www.magdamo.com Client: Magda Mo Completed: May 2010 Features Original graphic design and layout Consistent branding with website

Real Properties Limited Custom Development

Custom Development for a Real Estate Site Providing Property Searches With the art direction of Finesilver Design, we created a simple and elegant site for Real Properties Limited, featuring listing of its various properties in Toronto, Hamilton, and Calgary. Using JavaScript, available office suites can be re-sorted by users based on square footage and suite number. Also, Google Maps integration allows site visitors to see exactly where properties are located. Site Info URL: http://www.realpropertieslimited.com/ Client: Real Properties Limited Completed: February 2010 Features New WordPress website…

Naturally Fitting Logo Design for a Master Healer

Kobayashi Online created for natural/holistic healer Mary McCandless a logo to express the deep nature of her business. CLIENT: Mary McCandless COMPLETED: MARCH 2010 For more information, visit: www.masterhealer.ca Her logo represents a unity of vision, which shows the strong symbolism including healing hands, and a nourishing sun, as well as concentric circles representing wholeness. The soft purple tones make the logo soothing and uplifting. This logo gives her website, business card, and other marketing materials a unified look, which helps her…

An E-commerce Shopping Cart for a Master Healer

As a natural/holistic healer Mary McCandless helps identify and treat physical diseases and imbalances that could be the result of underlying mental, emotional or spiritual experiences. Her website had to show a unity of vision, and not only look good on the outside, but also have solid functionality.  SITE INFO URL:  www.masterhealer.ca CLIENT: Mary McCandless COMPLETED: MARCH 2010 Kobayashi Online built this online shopping solution using the Zen Cart eCommerce platform to provide a security and reliability, and make it easy for site administrators…

Hair Dynamix Logo & Corporate Identity (Print & Online)

Well-known Toronto salon and spa Hair Dynamix has been a fixture in the Beach neighbourhood for years. They came to us for a corporate identity refresh that would respect their past and put a fresh foot forward with a modern and dynamic look.  We designed for them a corporate identity makeover that included a new logo and marketing materials so that they can show a unified brand across flyers, business cards, and wherever else their brand appears.