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…
Yonge Eglinton Dental
Yonge Eglinton Dental, a premier Toronto-based Dentistry, approached Kobayashi Online for a bright and clean website makeover. 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.
A Modern Logo for a Boutique Consultant Firm
Kobayashi Online created for Whiteboard Consulting Group an updated logo to accompany their recent website refresh. The Creative team took inspiration —much like the original logo— from an actual whiteboard.
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.
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.
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…
Around the Office: Fostering Innovation, Unwanted Beauty Pageants, and Dazzling Kinetic Art
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. Sowing the Seeds of Innovation Andy was intrigued with an education theory put forth by Harvard technology and entrepreneurship expert Tony Wagner that emphasizes skill development and motivation. Wagner says this is essential for students to be able to get (or make) jobs by the time they enter a workforce where many traditional careers have disappeared.…