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Presenting at Hypoxi National Conference

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On the 4th of March Hypoxi held their national operators conference at the Rydges hotel Sydney. After working closely with Hypoxi for many years we had the privilege to have been given the opportunity to be a key note speaker

New Major Sponsors

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Dank Designs is pleased to be a major sponsor for the new Kellyville United FC (football club).

Wanted web design / web developer contractors

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Dank Designs is looking for a web designer/web developer freelance/contractors. Get in touch if you are interested or know anyone who is looking for contract work.

We are a digital agency with specialist skills in management, technical and creative aspects of digital technology. We specialise in design and development of web-based applications and enterprise level content management systems. We utilise the latest technologies and focus on using the best open source solutions, such as wordpress, magento.

  • Highly skilled in the use of Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver
  • Highly skilled in PHP and dot net coding
  • Highly creative, talented and passionate about design and specifically web development
  • Must have experience of designing for CMS’ and have an understanding of underlying technical issue that need to be taken into account when designing
  • Understanding of development for the web, and relevant standards
  • Able to meet timelines and budgets and turn work around fast if required

If this sound like you please send your cv to careers@dankdesigns.com.au

Why should my website be responsive?

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Have you ever just been sitting on the couch pondering away, and then this thought pops into your mind and you wanted to find more information of that particular thought? you then pick up your smart phone and google it, found several topics that related to what you were thinking, click on the link and then…

You can’t read the text, the links are all over the page and don’t know where to tap, the images are so small that you then start getting sore eyes. It’s a mess! and then you’re gone, you click off that website.

This is what happens when a web site is not optimised for the user experience. This is what happens when your site designer does not use Responsive Web Design. So, what is Responsive Web Design?

Responsive design is an approach to web page creation that makes use of flexible layouts, flexible images and cascading style sheet media queries. The goal of responsive design is to build web pages that detect the visitor’s screen size and resolution and change the layout accordingly. Talk to Dank designs to see how we can transform your website to be responsive.

Melbourne Office

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We are excited to announce that we have recently opened up an office in Melbourne, located at level 10, 313 La trobe Street. If you are in need of web design, web development, or any kind of graphic design, and online needs please feel free to give us a call on (03) 9005 5847. Looking forward to servicing the businesses of the greater Melbourne.

Overusing Stock Imagery

stock images for your website that are also low resolution. A classic example is the contact page of a website, most designers at first would go for a lady sitting in front of a reception desk with a headset on, which at first would seem like the best professional option but it really looks just very generic and doesn’t really portray the companies image and also the opportunity to engage with the viewer could be lost.

Using Hashtags in Your Social Media Marketing

These days you don’t have to like it, but hashtags are now a part of our online culture. They seem to be popping up onscreen with alarming regularity during our favourite tv shows and sporting events and they populate our feeds on just about every social media site.

In case you’re somehow not familiar with them by now, hashtags are a way to tag posts in order to essentially hyperlink social media posts to search results. It’s a way for users to indicate that they’re responding, contributing to, or even creating a new conversation or trend. There is one thing that is for certain, is that they are here to stay.

How to Market on Pinterest and Instagram

As social media continues to intersect with SEO and content marketing efforts in 2014, marketers are faced with the job of deciding which social networks to use. It can be tempting to stick with the platforms you already have a presence on, while skipping networks like Instagram and Pinterest where you may not have a profile. And you need a profile to fulfill the traditional goals of social media marketing: creating more followers and interested customers – right?

HTML5 Video Players

I remember back in summer of 2005 teaching myself basic ActionScript to create a custom video player for my website. It took months of work and the best playback solution was an FLV video. Thankfully times are quickly changing with HTML5 media and emerging JavaScript libraries.

Flash still has a purpose when necessary, but most web developers would agree that the future of Internet video is HTML5. Two scripts I would highly recommend are Video.js and MediaElement.js. The first is much simpler but also limited with basic functionality.

The importance of testing your website before going live

This is what happens when you don’t do a thorough end-to-end testing of your website before launch. Here at Dank Designs we won’t let this happen to your business click here