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10 Oct
Posted by Jane

Clever Starfish receives WA Web Award for Just In Time Gourmet and makes finals for the Australian Web Awards

On Wednesday night, some of the gang here strolled down from our new office in Money Street (moving in party coming soon!) to enjoy the Australian Web Awards State event. It’s a great opportunity to say hello to our peers, competitors and friends – something which is a bit of a rarity, making this night a not-to-miss event. It never fails to reaffirm the ever-increasing standard of award-winning websites in WA!

We had 6 sites up for awards including Fly By Night and My Emporium featured below, all of which we are very proud – something that we celebrated before heading to the awards.

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My Emporium

It was just icing on the #LaunchCake to win an e-commerce award for Just in Time Gourmet!

Just In Time Gourmet Website

You can read all about it in our launch blog for the site, when you have a moment.

The spread of recipients was broader this year (which was great!) and included Hancock Creative, Bam Creative, Juicebox Creative, Longtail, The WA Museum, Humaan, Clarity Communications, Tom Oliver and Jesse Yuen.

Although winning an award on the night is great recognition for the work we are putting out, we still find the biggest reward is feedback from the client that the site has made the impact we planned together, which in this case included the following;

For the Just In Time Gourmet customers

  • increased efficiency for searching and finding products and hampers
  • fuss-free and error-free ordering of loose products and pre-made hampers
  • the ability to add more than one recipient address to an order
  • the ability for a customer to build their own hamper
  • all of the above to be simple, easy and intuitive on a phone, tablet or computer

For the Just In Time Gourmet team

  • easy management of orders and streamlined payment processes
  • easy syncing of products and orders with MYOB
  • flexible and fuss-free management of products, categories and product features
  • enjoyment not pain, when doing anything with the site
  • build in SEO-friendly layout with flexible and easily-editable content

To hear their thoughts on the website and experience with us, check out their blog,  “Congratulations Clever Starfish”.

3 Oct
Posted by Jane

Clever Starfish wins WA Web Awards for both The Seventh Duchess & Perth Theatre Company

Last night was the WA state round of the Australian Web Awards – run in parallel with events in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

It was held at SpaceCubed in St Georges Terrace – and was a great chance to catch up with other web nerds in our industry.

After a focus on accessibility, we got into the business of the awards – kicking off with our first of two wins for The Seventh Duchess in the eCommerce category! This followed with another award in the non-profit category for Perth Theatre Company.

There were multiple awards in some of the categories and other winners included The Frontier Group, Humaan, JuiceBox Creative, Bam Creative, 303 Lowe, Red Meets Blue, Michael Bollig and Sumo.

For all the chatter, check out our Twitter or #AWA2013 or follow us on Facebook.

The national round of Australian Web Awards runs in two weeks – Sydney here we come!

7 Oct
Posted by Jane

Clever Starfish Team Nominated for five Australian Web Awards, take home three shiny trophies!

The Australian Web Awards, held at Luna Park in Melbourne and run by the Australian Web Industry Association, has brought great winnings to Clever Starfish this year!

We can now proudly add three more awards and five finalist certificates to our ‘cabinet’ next to the award won in 2009 for Sophie Kyron’s site, if we include the two taken home by Adam Trickett, one of our fabulous programmers.

Australian Web Awards 2012

The very first award on the agenda was for the “Personal” category – and this was taken out by Adam for his personal site. We are so impressed!

The second award was won for our own website in the Commercial category. It competed against websites from Freerange Future, Humaan, Digital Domination and BMC Solutions. You can find out a little more about this site on our project page.

Our third award was presented for Due Jolly in the Best HTML and CSS category – competing against websites created by Zeroseven, Sumo Group, Equilibrium and Get Started. We are particularly proud to have won this category because it validates (excuse the pun) the hard work we do to make sites built on a solid foundation.

Our fourth award/nomination was “Finalist” in the “Best Overall Mobile” for Adam Trickett – who was competing with websites from MatesRates Design, Sumo Group, Renrez Web Consultancy and Design City. The award was won by Design City for their own site. Great work guys!

Our final award/nomination was “Finalist” in the “Most Outstanding” category. The winner was the fabulous team at BAM Creative for the hard work they did on the FOODcents website. Nice work, Miles!

We would like to thank the Australian Web Industry Association for running events like this, where we are given the privilege of competing with companies across the nation and look forward to next year when we hope there will be more representation from all states across Australia. For the full results, check out the Australian Web Awards results page.

Photos and video will be coming! Stay tuned…

9 Oct
Posted by Kay

Starfish sites are web awards finalists!

The WA-based finalists in the Australian Web Awards were announced this week, and Clever Starfish is excited to report that two of our sites have made the grade.

Sophie Kyron Jewellery is in the final three in two categories – Retail and Sell to Corporate. Sophie’s gorgeous jewellery, worn by celebrities like Cate Blanchett and Kate Ceberano, is presented for both retail and wholesale sale using Clever Starfish’s own shopping cart system, coupled with WordPress for content management and easy news posting.

The WA Youth Music Association (WAYMA) site is shortlisted in the Arts and Events category. The site’s gorgeous and striking design was created by Starfish Levi to try and appeal more to the site’s target audience of young musicians. The site content, news and calendar of events is managed completely by the WAYMA team using the FarCry content management system.

The winners will be announced at a black tie dinner on the 6th of November. We can’t wait!

6 Oct
Posted by Clever Starfish

Web Awards Finalists for 2008

The finalists for the 2008 WA Web Awards were announced last week, and once again Clever Starfish has multiple nominated sites.

In the Virtual Business category, we have the unusual To Be Or Not To Be (An Actor) audio book site, as well as audio file manager Media Monkey, a project the Starfish have been involved with for almost two years now. In the Non-Profit category, we have the ColdFusion User Group of WA, which was done as a joint project with CFUGWA manager Andrew Mercer of Webonix.

Another one of our sites, Creative Quilting, missed out on being a finalist but was highly commended in the Retail Business category. A side-project “travel and metal blog” run by Kay, Dave and Al – Hell Bent for Wacken – also made the highly commended list.

In last year’s WA Web Awards, we won the Small Business category with Ken Drake Photography. Unfortunately, Ken’s new site, Zoo Studio, was not quite finished in time to be entered in the awards!

The Clever Starfish team would like to congratulate all of our friends and colleagues who also made the finals – Matt Didcoe for the Midnite Youth Theatre Company site, Simone’s Enjoy Perth, Matt from Abstract Gourmet, Madpilot Myles Eftos’ amazing Super Mario Bros experiment, Jordan Brock for Five Senses Coffee (the only site shortlisted in more than one category!), and the entire Bam Creative team for pulling in the most number of nominations (4).