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23 Jan
Posted by Monica

Introducing the Brand New Responsive Sugar Blue Burlesque Websites

We are pleased to announce some of the most intricately detailed work we have done yet has now launched!

Sugar Blue Burlesque is a performance troupe and a burlesque academy that was established in 2007. They have a great looking brand identity and fabulous photos but their previous site did not show this. Clever Starfish worked with the director of the company Melanie Piantoni (aka A’dora Derriere) to rejuvenate and responsify the burlesque websites as well as being able to better manage the addition of shows, products in the store, performer profiles, academy classes and blogs. Our solution to managing all of the things was to split Sugar Blue Burlesque’s offerings into three sites.

  • Sugar Blue Burlesque – For performer management, bookings of dance troupes, featuring events and purchasing products
  • Sugar Blue Academy – For course management and the sale of drop in classes, courses and workshops
  • Sugar Blue Blog – For showing off their latest news and performer blogs

These sites were all built on WordPress and our custom catalogue/e-commerce platform Tentacle for store products and academy courses. The sites have been designed and developed to provide a user experience with subtle animations, punches of colour and detailed imagery – Refresh the home page to see the girls in the header change!

 

Sugar Blue Burlesque Homepage screenshot

 

The Sugar Blue site really showcases the talent behind Sugar Blue Burlesque which includes some internationally recognised performers. We have developed glamourous profile pages for each performer that shows off their videos and photo gallery, linked to all of their performances, latest blog, tweets, courses and acts they are associated with. Have a look yourself at the lady in charge of Sugar Blue—Adora Derriere—and see what acts she performs in.

Sugar Blue Burlesque Performers screenshot

 

Sugar has a gorgeous new shop featuring products made locally in Australia and in Europe, including items designed exclusively for Sugar Blue Burlesque. Need a gift for someone who has everything? Do they have a Sugar Blue Burlesque voucher? No? We didn’t think so. You can buy them to use in the shop and for academy courses right on the site.

Sugar Blue Burlesque Shop screenshot

 

Want to know the ins and outs of what has been happening in Sugar Blue? Have a look at the blog and browse by topic or Author to see what your favourite Burlesque star has been talking about. Sugar Blue Burlesque BLOG screenshot

 

Ever dreamt of being a burlesque star yourself? The Burlesque Academy offers a huge selection of courses to get you shimmying, shaking, undulating, bumping, grinding, wiggling, jiggly twirling and swirling through classic burlesque moves. Be a Burlesque megastar for the day by enrolling in one of the many burlesque make up classes where you will be transformed into a vintage pinup in the morning for a professional glamour photography session in the afternoon. Use the filter to find the course that suits you. You can filter by course type, location, course name, location, teacher and course level.

Sugar Blue Burlesque Academy screenshot

There’s a whole lot going on in this site…take a look around and let us know what you think!

7 Jan
Posted by Davel

The Architecture Group Makes Their Internet Debut with One-page Responsive Website

Perth-based practice The Architecture Group (aka TAG Architects) recently launched their first website. As you’d expect from an architectural company, the site was to be crisp with plenty of white space and a focus on the content.

Responsibly Responsive Design

Given their holistic approach to architecture and creating spaces that suit the people that will inhabit them, it’s fitting that they chose to have a responsive website created. Browsing the site on a mobile is just as easy as on a tablet or desktop, with the all the content changing fluidly to suit the user’s screen size.

One Page Love

One-page websites are so hot right now, but they definitely don’t suit everyone. They’re great for venues or portfolios with a small amount of content; not good if you have lots of pages to wrangle. The brief from TAG was to put the work ‘front and centre’ as soon as someone visits the site as well as have a practice profile. A reveal-on-click section allows the profile to appear in a high position without taking up space when not needed. A filterable portfolio gallery teases projects, with full content appearing in the large project viewer above the gallery when clicked.

Screenshot of Clever Starfish's one-page responsive website for TAG Architects

7 Jan
Posted by Davel

Switch Homes Launches Responsive WordPress Website

Switch Homes is a residential builder that creates beautiful homes without scary price tags.

The existing website did not match the elegance of their home designs and they wanted potential customers to easily find a home design that suits them. The result of this is a crisp-looking responsive website that includes a home finder with several useful refining options. As potential customers often do ‘couch research’ on tablet devices, the site was created to be responsive to smaller device sizes. This also makes it much easier to find a display home’s address when out and about with only a mobile phone.

 

switch-responsive

The ‘real time’ search refine controls help users narrow down the home designs that are suitable for them.

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We love making it easy for users to find the information they need, and it’s great working with a client who knows their audience well enough to understand what that information is. Large home plans and specifications are displayed along with the home description and gallery, removing the need to download brochures to see all the important details of a home layout.

switch-homedetail

This project was the outcome of a really successful collaboration with Intersect Communications in Nedlands.

2 Jan
Posted by Davel

Tamboritha Relaunches Into the Digital Deep with New WordPress Website

Tamboritha is a subsea contractor based in Henderson, Western Australia providing Remotely Operated Vehicles and personnel to the offshore oil and gas industry. In the last 25 years, they have grown from a small outfit to an experienced group with a purpose-built operations facility in the Australian Marine Complex in Henderson, Western Australia. The existing website (below) was over 6 years old and no longer reflected the company they have become.

Tamboritha-old-home

To reflect the change in their business, we created a new website to showcase their capabilities and project experience. Building on their recently updated brand identity, we designed a site that is bold and colourful while maintaining a clean and professional look.

tamboritha-home

Service overview pages pull in content from child pages to reduce the amount of content entry required.

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Each ROV has a dedicated page with full specifications (entered in WordPress) and a link to view all the projects that the ROV is related to.

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