A new site for Sanctuary Berwick Springs has been released. The client wanted to convert their old static website to WordPress so they could update it. They also wanted it to be completely responsive for mobile devices. Designed by Roar Graphic Design and build by Launch.
At Launch Interactive we like to make the websites we build load as quick as possible. There are heaps of WordPress plugins that claim to speed up a site but we have never been completely satisfied with the way they work so we developed our own. Its still early stages but its working quite well on the sites we have rolled it out on. Its free to download and we are adding new features as required. Feature requests are welcome!
Luxury on Lewis is a one page brochure site that was released last week. It features a responsive design that works well on just about any screen plus the images are lazy loaded (loaded on demand). Different sized images are loaded depending on resolution or device pixel ratio so that the site loads as quick as possible. Designed and built by Launch.
Here is a tidy little responsive site that was built in July 2014. It was designed by Mudgroup and built in WordPress by Launch. It features some nice SVG graphics so the background and logo scale to any size without distortion.
Custom Printz was released in 2014 and includes simple products (like the great milestone cards) but also includes products with customisation beyond the standard. Create your own invitations from templates or create your own calendar, puzzle, poster, canvas, or metal print. More products are being added all the time with their own complexities.
Launch built the site in WordPress and wrote all the code behind the scenes that makes it all work.
http://whg.org.au was released last year and recently received an update so it has a restricted documents area. The site was designed by Cressaid Logic and built by Launch. Its another WordPress build that includes a responsive design, image slider and custom accordion.
Click on Rentals was released in September 2014. It was built in WordPress and had a custom shopping cart built specifically for their needs. The site is fully responsive and works great on desktop, tablet and mobile. It has some of the nicest looking forms and features some tidy CSS3 animations. The clean, professional design was crafted by Roar Strategy & Design.
If your looking to rent an appliance, be sure to Click on Rentals!
“ Woohoo! TRAX has gone global. Sales in North America & Europe! ”
http://catfishthai.com.au has recently been released. This is a great little brochure site. The design adjusts for mobile and also includes a nice CSS3 intro animation. Built in WordPress by Launch and designed by The Design Bakery. Why not visit the Catfish Thai website... and maybe make a booking. You won't regret it!
Launch is very pleased to announce the release of TRAX. A native iOS iPad app that makes running live backing tracks RAD!
A single page site has been created to promote the app and offer support. This site was designed by Launch and built by Launch. Be sure to checkout the site on a recent desktop browser as the 3D iPad effect is pretty cool!
“ Wow.. getting some pretty impressive jpeg filesize reductions using mozjpeg and imageoptim ”
“ Facebook cover photo uploaded.. looks great on Desktop.. terrible on the iPad and iPhone app! Back to the drawing board! ”
Last week a brand new website for Emblazon went live. This site was built in WordPress and uses the Woocommerce plugin for the shopping cart. The design was by MudGroup and the blend of clean lines and white space really puts a focus on the products.
Getting the product listing page divider lines to work was actually quite difficult. The site is fully responsive so 1, 2 or 3 columns of products needed to be accounted for as well as for an even or uneven amount of products. Its just a small thing but Launch is really pleased with the results.
A new website for East Grampians Health Services was released a few months ago. Their previous website was dated and they wanted something that was fresh and a bit special. Jamie from Digital Outlaw came up with a great design but it wasn't without its challenges.
The site is fully responsive and adjusts for Desktop/Tablet/Mobiles and anything in between. It was built in WordPress and setup in such a way that EGHS can build a page by piecing together different content. This gives them flexibility to structure their site however they want.
Some of the special components is the full page homepage splash, touch optimised scrolling images panel, popout mobile menu, fixed desktop side menu, expanding footer and more!
When you Publish or Update a page or post in WordPress the default
behavior is to load the same page your editing. I often find myself
wanting to publish and view the published page immediately. You can add
code to functions.php to change this behavior but I don't always want
this to happen. To solve this problem I wrote a simple WordPress Plugin
called Publish View.
Deutscher Associates Architecture & Urbanism is a site that was released a few months ago. It features a fancy HTML5 intro as well as some nice HTML5 transitions between pages. It moves around much like a flash site would and has the advantage or working on desktop and mobile platforms.
The website was built to work in recent browsers but its still very functional in the older ones. It uses CSS3 & requestAnimationFrame for the animations so its smooth and battery efficient.
The clean, minimalist design was created by Matt from Oak and Ink (http://www.oakandink.com). Matt requested many of the animations plus we added a few during development. Matt was great to work with an had a clear vision for the site.
A new website for ACC Victoria has been recently released. It was designed by Adam from Royale Blue (http://royaleblue.com.au) and built by Launch. Adam was a delight to work with and his design speaks for itself. It wasn't without its challenges however as the site needed to work on different devices and screen sizes.
The site was built in WordPress so that it can be easily maintained and built upon. It includes flexible content so each page can be built differently. There is a nice parallax banner that works on desktop plus other nice elements.
Launch Interactive worked with Cressaid Logic to create a new website for SteelChief. SteelChief has been the leader in design and manufacture of garden sheds, workshops, garages, pool sheds, aviaries, fowl houses, cubbies, dog kennels, pet runs, small sheds, timber sheds, steel frame sheds and pump houses for over 20 years.
We were initially contracted to create a simple ordering system (the build centre) for the online sale of their sheds. It quickly grew into a complex application and has recently been updated to allow for the purchase of customisable Cubbies & Forts.
Designed by Kate Dobell and built by Launch Interactive
“ Aaron is working responsively on the other side of the office ”
A new website for Keilor Primary School was recently released. The fantastic design was by Royale Blue and it was built by Launch. Drupal was requested for the backend CMS and the templates needed to be mobile friendly which was a decent job. The polaroids on the homepage were particularly challenging. Don't miss the CSS transition on the logo as the page loads!
http://holidayandcruise.com.au has been released. Designed by Cressaid Logic and built by Launch. This WordPress site features a custom image slider that stretches to any resolution.
Last week Launch released a very tasty website... Sweet Decadence at Locantro. This site has a responsive layout and includes a build your own box online ordering system. Paypal was selected as the payment gateway and metaCMS was used as the CMS. The design was by Mudgroup and the build was by Launch.
These chocolates are delicious! So much so that I think we will need to make a few more test orders.