What We Love



Archive for April, 2013

23 Apr
Posted by Clever Starfish

Hullabaloo Swings Into Action!

We love supporting like minded people and communities who help Perth grow. Hullabaloo is no exception. This energetic annual swing dance festival draws hundreds of people from around the world to a 5 day festival celebrating  jazz music and dance from the 1930s and 40s. 2013 sees the tenth Hullabaloo Perth Lindy Exchange.




Fellow Clever Starfish and local swing dancing legend Trevor Hutchison has regularly volunteered his time to design and build the annual Hullabaloo website. This year Trevor took things to a new level and designed and built an amazing responsive WordPress website which folds down to suit mobile phone screens without compromising it’s beautiful typographical style.

Like any event based website, ticketing is a crucial component. In order to help Hullabaloo with this year’s ticketing, we were asked to develop a custom ticketing system which could manage the complexities of a dance festival without being difficult to operate and worked with WordPress. The system needed to do the most basic transactions, selling tickets to events BUT it also needed the ability to package groups of events for a discounted cost (passes), manage and balance workshop numbers according to lead and follower dancers, capture accommodation options for out-of-town visitors who need accommodation and sell festival products like a shop. All this wrapped up with one management and reporting console. Sheesh! Luckily we were up to the challenge.

With the aid of our oldest programming Starfish, Dave Ridgway, the result was a custom Tentacle based ticketing system which neatly integrated the WordPress site’s responsive styles.

We’re very proud of this ticketing system and also proud to support the 2013 Hullabaloo Perth Lindy Exchange.





 On mobile or smartphone screens



Launch Cake: Delicious Baked French Vanilla Cheesecake

8 Apr
Posted by Jayde

Miss Bunting brings sunshine, candy & cupcakes to the internet with new online store

We are so very excited to officially announce the launch of the Miss Bunting online store. Miss Bunting is an enthralling market place of quirky, unique and fabulous party objects to help create inspired, one-of-a-kind events. Definitely worth a bookmark for when you are planning your next banquet, barbecue or birthday bash!

We worked with the fabulous guys at Design Collision who came up with the home page look & feel, and helped us to get a really strong feeling for the brand and what Miss Bunting was all about.

Pro tip: See what happens when searching the shop by colour… :)

Miss Bunting online store home page - Clever Starfish

Miss Bunting online store product selection page - Clever Starfish
Miss Bunting online store product detail page - Clever Starfish


8 Apr
Posted by Davel

Ormina Tours launches online holding page for offline adventures

Ormina Tours is releasing a new range of luxury European travel itineraries and wanted a simple website to introduce visitors to their brand, plus let them find out more about their upcoming tours. This WordPress-powered holding page gives them the ability to display enticing imagery and several tour brochures along with text content.

Venice, anyone?

Ormina Tours holding page screenshot

Given the amazing European destinations Ormina has in store for their guests, LaunchCake was a selection of pastries and baked goods from French patisserie Jean Pierre Sancho. The chocolate gateau was easily the most popular item, with it’s crunchy base and mousse-like top section earning it more than a few return spoonfuls.