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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.


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…

4 Jun
Posted by Kay

Australian Web Awards 2010: Nominations opening soon

We can’t help but get a little bit excited in Starfish HQ around web awards time – while the most important thing is always that our clients are happy with their sites and that their sites are successful, there’s something special about getting the recognition of our peers. Plus, the Starfish have a very casual dress policy most of the time, so the opportunity to glam it up for the black tie awards dinner and see the team in their shiny best is a lot of fun – it’s not quite the Oscars, but we do scrub up ok!

We snagged an award in the 2007 WA Web Awards for Best Small Business web site, for kendrake.com – a site that is sadly no longer visible, Ken having rebranded his business as Zoo Studio. This was the first year that we had entered and the competition was stiff, so we were pretty stoked with the outcome. We had finalists but no winners in 2008, and then last year – the first year that the awards program went national – we lifted our game and won Best Retail for Sophie Kyron’s online store. Given that we pride ourselves on our custom-written ecommerce platform, this was a pretty special award, not just for Levi who designed the site and Dave who built the product management system, but for the entire team.

The 2010 Australian Web Awards are opening soon, so now starts the arduous task at looking at all the web sites that we have launched in the last financial year and deciding which categories they belong in. We’d love to bring another shiny trophy back!

9 Nov
Posted by Kay

Clever Starfish take out Best Retail Site in Australian Web Awards

Last Friday night the winners of the Australian Web Awards were announced at a black tie dinner at the Novotel Hotel in Perth. Clever Starfish received top honours in the Retail category for Sophie Kyron Jewellery.

Design on this project was done by Levi, with front end development by Al and shopping cart integration – our own “Tentacle” product management and shopping system – by Dave.

We’d like to thank Sophie Kyron and her team for giving us great source materials to work with. Congratulations are due to all the winners – especially Equilibrium and WA Museum for their ‘Nick Cave – the exhibition’ site, which took out three categories and the Most Outstanding award.

See the full list of winners

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!