Announcing TC Travels

TC Travels Backpacking Travel Blog from India and Sri Lankawww.tctravels.com.au

Today we launch TC Travels, a little TC Ink Web side project. A fitting addition to our Web Design portfolio, this website is a Travel Blog with an elegant and simple yet well equipped layout. Articles with large, clear text and little noise allow for an enjoyable reading experience on any device, be it desktop, mobile or tablet. Stories displayed as clean tiles on the Home and Category pages mean browsing is easy. The large cover photos and inset headlines round out the article pages perfectly.

The site is built on WordPress (as all our sites are) and the theme was adapted from the popular Divi theme. TC Ink Web added a heap of trademark styling and functionality to create a unique Travel Blog.

It’s not just for show either. The blog’s content stems from Tom’s 5 month trip to Vietnam, Sri Lanka, India and Europe last year and will be updated with recollected stories and advice on a weekly basis. The blog will also be backed on social media by a new Facebook page and Tom’s existing Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Head over to the blog and check it out, the stories might interest you!

If you’re in need of a blog or similar website, you could employ our Web Design and Development services to create your very own personalised site. Contact us today!

Breaking the Shackles of Cheap, Lock-in Website Providers

There are many companies out there who advertise absurdly cheap websites. Many small businesses find these offers difficult to refuse.

For small, informational projects with not much growth ambition, getting these types of companies to set you up with a cheap site is fine. But what we are seeing is a lot of people who originally choose this option and are now “locked in” to those companies’ systems.

ult-golf-mobileFor our client, Ultimate Golf Asia, this was the case. They identified the fact that their website was not responsive and therefore would get hurt by the updates to Googles ranking algorithm. To solve this, they came to us. We quickly discovered that the company that built their website originally allowed no control over the source code of the website – we couldn’t adjust HTML, CSS – nothing. Instead, they told us that the only way to convert to responsive and make the Ultimate Golf Asia site mobile friendly was to get them to do the work – and provided us with a set cost.

Ultimate Golf were locked in and had no control over their own website. That didn’t sit well with them, so we stepped in. The TC Ink Web team were able to rebuild the Ultimate Golf Asia site, almost exactly as it was before, but in a mobile friendly form. We also built it on our favourite CMS, WordPress, giving Ultimate Golf all the control, flexibility and benefits that come with it. They went from being dictated by their web design company, to having complete control over their site – a complete turnaround, and TC Ink Web did all this for around the same cost as they were going to charge just for the responsive upgrade.

So if you are in the market for a new website, have a good think about your future plans and be very careful before approaching one of these cheap providers. Do you really want to be locked in to their schemes? Or if you are already in this situation, give us a call. I am sure we can help you out as well and give you a far better system!

Visit the Ultimate Golf Asia Website

Contact TC Ink Web

New Website for Collaroy Plateau Cricket Club Released

A week ago we launched a brand new news and media website for local sporting club “Collaroy Plateau Cricket Club”.

The previous club website involved static content. News stories were manually written and archived in the site, leading to a lot of time wasting on this inefficient process as well as a lot of mess throughout the site. The style was also quite outdated.

The new site features a heavily modified version of the premium “Sahifa” WordPress theme. We went through a long process of copying all the old news stories across into the much loved WordPress system.

The result is a modern looking, news style website, with a clear, simple navigation and the familiar, organised and efficient WordPress CMS keeping everything under control. Users can now easily locate new or old news stories or find the information that they are after.

With help from the existing, healthy CPCC Facebook community, the site has already experienced a 10x increase in traffic.

We also implemented Adsense ads in the hope of raising money for the club. This has had a healthy start.

This new website is a great example of our skills in being able to produce a quality news and media website, and also our ability to be able to integrate social media in order to generate genuine traffic and engagement.

Visit the site here: http://www.collaroyplateaucc.org.au/

Introducing MAD Yoga – Our First Full Client Site!

On Wednesday the 6th of April we launched our first full client website. MAD Yoga is a new Sydney based Yoga and Wellbeing service that caters for schools, the workplace and everyday life.

MAD Yoga is a highly customised WordPress site, featuring a clean full-width layout and beautiful sliders on each page that showcase a number of great photos that the owner, Katherine Mair, took for the project. There are also interactive photo boxes/buttons, one page navigation layouts, contact forms and a blog.

We’ve already received some good feedback for the design, including its effectiveness on mobile – be sure to check it out on small screens too!

MAD Yoga is live here: http://madyoga.com.au/

We’re looking forward to continuing our work with Kath and MAD Yoga, as well as launching some more sites in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!