Web Design

Case Study
Membership Site

Ceramic Arts Queensland required an updated mobile-friendly website to allow online membership, event booking, artist portfolio and technical glaze formulation.

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The site includes a membership module with online transactions, a member’s profile section as well as a detailed event listing system which allows for online booking, discounting for members and coupons.

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Team

Peter Smith
Frances Smith
Alan Coggins
Derek Au

Details

Joomla CMS
Braintree Payment Gateway
K2 Article Workflow
Laravel

OUTCOMES

Membership
Increased 30% year on year
Financial
All transactions are online, reducing cost on staff time
Discovery
The site is now number one in all searches to do with pottery and ceramics in Queensland
Management
The site is now updated by the organisation themselves

OUR Creative WORKFLOW

The crucial first step in our process is taking a brief to understand the audience and the business outcomes you want.

Once we know these, we quickly plan a launch-pad site and get it up and running.

Then we proceed in a series of small steps to add functionality to the initial site, testing the changes and measuring the overall effectiveness with users. 

With this real-world data, we work with your staff and executives, so that together, we can make the next development decision based on the facts we have gathered.

NOT FOR PROFIT SUPPORT

One of the charities we support is a Driver Awareness course provided for Year 11 students in public and private schools.  We needed a bold, impactful design aimed primarily at teachers and school administrators to first of all capture their attention and then provide useful information to help them make a decision to teach the course in their high school.

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Content Rich Design

Mobile Friendly

Clean, conservative creative

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Bespoke Online Student Management System

Digital Streams developed an entire back-end system to manage the schools, course teachers, classes and students.

This system was developed to allow secure online access to manage student enrolment.

It tracks their progress, provides quizzes and surveys and can output result information for uploading to the Education Department.

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The student management system uses the secure .Net framework.
It is mobile friendly.

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An integrated quiz and survey module that allows online training and testing for students. 

Team

Peter Smith
Jane Stockwell
Dmitry Peleshenko
Anton Dimkov

Details

ASP.NET MVC 4
MS SQL Server
Kendo UI
Knockout/jQuery
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SMALL BUSINESS WEBSITES

Website to support a marketing campaign

Many startup businesses require an initial sales campaign to make their presence felt in the marketplace. 

This website is for a corporate writer and was designed to support other marketing channels like emails, flyers, cold calling and social media. 

Many potential customers will open up your website during an initial sales call from you, just to confirm who you are. They will often judge your credibility and reputation based on the information on your website, and on its quality and ease of use.

Presentations

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Whether you are talking in-person, one-on-one on the internet, to a group or an auditorium, a slide presentation can add impact to your communications.

brochures & print

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Print is a vital medium for information memoranda, investor information, pitch documents, sales brochures and printed and PDF newsletters.

VIDEO & TELEVISION

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Film, television and video production to succinctly communicate the main marketing points using the most powerful medium ever.

“If you always do what you’ve always done,
you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”

 HENRY FORD

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USE BOTH FACTS & EMOTION

There is a lot at stake in a marketing presentation. It’s a unique opportunity to convey your point of view to a customer with power and precision.

Your message needs to be communicated in at least two ways:

  • Rationally . . . using hard facts.
  • Emotionally . . . using context messages.

Anywhere. Any time. And every time . . . Digital Streams helps you to present your business story effectively, using both facts and emotions.

Other Works

Digital Streams’ experienced staff produce all manner of digital communications, from writing strategic proposals to websites, brochures and magazine, email newsletters, video production and business management software.  Here are some samples:

REAL ESTATE SITE

A full design, front-end and back-end development of a real-estate website incorporating sales, rentals and short-term holiday rentals including a booking and payment gateway.

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CAFE BAR WEBSITE

A simple ten-page website for a new business offering style and a broad range of local and imported produce as well as coffee and light meals.

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BUSINESS APPLICATIONS

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The road to Excel Hell is paved with good intentions.

Excel spreadsheets start small, become useful, get added to, are copied, edited and stored locally, shared via email, become part of a spiderweb of linked data; and finally are consolidated by a helpful spreadsheet guru who makes them sing and dance, but then promptly leaves the company.

Research shows that 95% of companies use Excel for reporting.  Forbes says that nine out of every ten spreadsheets contain a significant programming error. And in the US, JP Morgan reported that a staggering 8 billion dollars were lost due to errors in formulas or with cut and paste errors.

Keeping all of your data, documents and processes in a central repository is a key to avoiding those problems. There are many workflow applications online and many times, these work very well out of the box.

Digital Streams can advise you on how to adapt these to streamline your business and put you in control of your financial and operational data. 

Or we can develop a system for you, precisely tailored to your unique needs.

Our workflow solutions have helped customers get a minute-by-minute overview of their business operations while acting as the “source of truth” for all operational and reporting data.

Here is what can be done:

  • Manage your customer information and sales pipeline.
  • Create projects, save budget spreadsheets and assign resources to tasks.
  • Monitor progress by hours worked, results produced and budget commitments.
  • Send automated emails and notifications when assigning work, creating purchase orders, accepting reports and documentation.
  • Accept supplier invoices against purchase orders and job numbers, and when they are approved, upload them directly to your online accounting system.
  • Monitor staff work hours, resource utilisation, estimates to complete and job yield in real-time and get warning notification if things are going out of specification.
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This custom FileMaker database was developed as a desktop application for both Macs and PCs. All staff connect to a central database, so they all share the same information. Access and security are straightforward to control, so managers get their view of the application, while sales and production teams can only see data that they need to perform their duties.

integrated development

Case Study
News Publication System

The Daily Star Concept

This was an integrated development of a community newspaper site. Digital Streams developed a web-portal using the highly robust .NET DNN platform that allowed for a very flexible layout and tight editorial workflow.

This was coupled with a weekly print run of a tabloid newspaper, laid-out with Adobe InDesign using the website content management system. 

Local advertising sales were managed by a bespoke Filemaker Pro database system.

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The online version of the community newspaper used a highly modified DNN publication framework and included real-estate listings, local business directories, clubs and associations as well as an index of local artists and a video library of local news stories.

The printed version of the newspaper was published weekly.  It was laid-out in Adobe InDesign and printed on a web-offset press in tabloid format.

Customers we've helped

The Digital Streams team have been fortunate to have worked with many interesting and exciting customers. Here is a sampling of them.

Automotive

Alfa Romeo

Kia Automotive

Mazda

TNT Australia

Volkswagen

Brand Management & FMCG

3M

Cadbury-Schweppes

CSR

IKEA

James Hardie

MCN

Nestle

Qantas

Sara Lee

Spotless

Steggles Foods

Tempo Services

Terumo

Unilever

United Distillers UK

Finance & Investment

AMP

BT Funds Management

Citibank

Commonwealth Bank

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Deutsche Bank

ING

Macquarie Bank

MLC

MTM Office Trust

Ord Minnett

Westpac

Zurich

Government

Australia Post

Australian Tax Office

Sydney Olympic Park Authority

University of Western Sydney

High Tech & Environment

Coloplast

CSL

Fujitsu

Genetic Technology

Hitachi

IBM

Kodak

Opentec

Optus

Orange

Orica Consumer Products

Orica Mining Services

Teletech International

Telstra

Telstra Country Wide

Toshiba

US Filter Corp

Vodafone

Media & Broadcasting

ACP Publishing

Advertising Federation of Australia

AM Corporation

Candle IT&T Recruitment

Channel Ten

Eyecorp

Filmworld

Nine Network

Medical Pharmaceutical

AstraZeneca

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries (API)

Aventis Pharma

Baxter Healthcare

Blackmores

Boots Healthcare

Ego Pharmaceuticals

Faulding Pharmaceuticals

GlaxoSmithKline

Howmedica

Mayne

Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Nutricia Australia

Peptech

PFD

Pfizer Japan

Pfizer Pharmaceuticals

Pharmacia

Schering-Plough

Terry White

Wyeth Lederle Vaccines

Property

AGL

Baulderstone Hornibrook

CB Richard Ellis

Colliers International

Lend Lease

Richard Ellis

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