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18 Feb
Posted by Konalee

3…2…1…Lift off for Outta Space!

Outta Space is a self storage company located in Murray Bridge, South Australia. They have been operating for over 3 years and decided that it was time to have a online presence. Although we are based in a different state they were happy to work with us over email, Skype, DropBox and the phone to create a website that was “out of this world” (pun intended!).

Together we decided that a WordPress site was the perfect solution for their needs and we set our sights on creating a design to match their professional and approachable team.

Whilst they decided a fully responsive site was not necessary for them at this time, they still wanted their site to work on a phone, so we created them a site that re-sizes nicely to fit a portrait mobile layout.

The alien spaceship was a cute way for our starfishes to have a bit of fun with the design and programming on the home page and the 404 error page ! We love brands with character…

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After we completed the design, they decided to also outsource their content entry to us too. This is a useful option for clients who would like a little help to reach a specific launch deadline. The test site was then delivered with all the text and image content ready to be tweaked, rather than it being initially entered by the client. This fast-tracked the Outta Space beta testing and launch process.

Check out the site (on your mobile or desktop) and if you are looking for storage in South Australia give them a call or zip them an email.

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We decided that this site called for Pandan LaunchCake to align with the green themed site. Pandan chiffon cake is made with the pandan leaf essence in a sponge cake. If you are in Perth and want to taste this bright green sponge cake (no food colouring added!) call Eve on 0400603340 or email chiffon.pandan@gmail.com… it’s worth a try and the team here loved it.

16 Feb
Posted by Davel

We don’t just have cake…

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Here in Starfishland, food and tea is just as important as making great websites. If we can combine both of these things, that’s an epic win. So far, we’ve made an online tea store for The Seventh Duchess, the Tutti Frutti Australia site, and have plenty more digital deliciousness currently in the works.

It all started with Nico Moretti from Urban Provider, who runs very popular “dinner party cooking classes” in Perth and small group cooking tours to exotic international destinations. We designed and built Nico’s original website many years ago, and it’s still going strong!

Nico was kind enough to squeeze Jane and I into his ‘Tapas Passion’ cooking class at his studio in Leederville, which is less like a workshop and more like watching a live action cooking show—and you get to eat the food. It’s pretty easy to see why the classes are booked out well in advance…

Nico has just finished off his new cookbook Delicious Journeys, which also includes Thermomix methods—you can order it here.  (Warning: images on this page may induce hunger.)

Ok, on to the food!

First up was Spanish Potato Fritatta, Paprika & Garlic Chicken with White Wine, Garlic Prawns with Meredith Dairy goats cheese and olives. This was followed by a Chicken & Chorizo Paella, Pear & Rocket Salad, and ended with a wonderfully sticky Caramel Banana Tart. The surprise ingredient here was fresh rosemary, which actually works amazingly well combined with the sweetness of the other ingredients.

Nico also supplies the recipes for all the dishes he demonstrates, so you can go home and make them straight away. We had a great time, and would definitely recommend Nico’s classes to any fellow foodies!

 

10 Feb
Posted by Davel

Back it up starfishes—it’s another fresh launch!

Fresh Backup is the latest offering on Fresh Look IT’s Fresh Cloud service, and it’s so special that it gets its own landing page. If we’re going to get technical (which we love to do, of course) this is really a landing site—it’s powered by WordPress, with custom content sections so that the headings, text, product images and features can all be edited super easily. This is another collaboration with our stylish friends at The Globe, who created the awesome brand identity and design you see here.

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Often we’ll try and get a themed LaunchCake to celebrate the site we’ve just launched, and as of last month we’ve expanded our tradition to incorporate ‘LiquidLaunchCake’. In this case, freshness was most definitely taken care of by these colour coordinated fruit smoothies from Java Juice. (Except for that white one…how did that get in there??)