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2017 … It’s a Wrap!

If you're anything like us, you will be wondering how 2017 flew by so quickly! Reflecting on the past year, we feel so blessed to be in business in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and to have such amazing clients and supporters around us. Some of the highlights of our year have included:

  • Welcoming Levi Simon Kenny into the world on 17th March
  • Celebrating 5 years in Burt Street in April
  • Working on 2 of our biggest events - Goldfields Cyclassic & Leonora Golden Gift in May
  • Completing the Eastern Goldfields Historical Society’s website in May
  • Receiving the Customer Service award at KBCCI's 2017 Goldfields Business Awards
  • Celebrating 11 years in Business 
  • Designing the JPC 2017 Yearbook
  • Contributing to events and NFP organisations
  • Creating brands, stationery, websites and lots of other promotional designs for clients throughout the year

We love being part of the business community here and we are excited about some new plans we have for 2018. Watch this space ...

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How much does a website cost?

There are many solutions available today for getting a website for your business or organisation. These can range from free sites that you create yourself, to complicated multi-page database powered sites that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to get up & running. Unfortunately there is no 'standard' across the web development industry that dictates how much a website should cost, or what you will receive for your money.

Avoid the cheap & nasty

With so many free options out there, you may ask 'what's the point of using a professional?' Ultimately, if you want a quality website that looks great, is original, consistent with your organisation's branding, AND works well, then you will have to pay for it. There are so many factors that work together to make a website successful - some of which you may not even be aware of, or more importantly, have control over if you use a free website tool. You will save yourself time, money and stress in the long run if you leave the details up to a reputable company such as Design Sense Graphics & Web.

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What is a Logo, and why do I need one?

A Logo is a symbol or graphic emblem which is a concise, portable and powerful visual communication tool used to represent commercial enterprises, organisations or individuals. The logo is the central part of a broader Visual Identity - an image that helps promote public recognition of who the entity is and what they do.

A Logo is usually made up of a combination of a symbol or icon, and some text (eg. The name of the business). When designed by a professional, a logo becomes an asset to the company, and all visual communication is based on the colours, style, fonts and supporting elements uniquely created to represent that company's character and ethos.

How important is a logo?

The visual identity of your business or organisation is vital. A great logo will give potential clients an impression of the quality, professionalism and trustworthiness of the company.

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Where do I start? Logo preparation & the process involved

It is a good idea to put some thought into your logo before you meet with us at Design Sense Graphics & Web. We will cover the following areas when we meet with you to discuss your logo design.

Business Name
Most people have already decided on a name and registered it before they come to us. However, we are also able to assist you to be a bit more creative with your name if you need some help. Below are a couple of examples where clients have had a name in mind, and we have suggested an alternative that has been a much better option. 'Effie's Beaded Bits' became 'Beadistinctive' and 'Gold Dust Spas' became 'SpaKal'. It is very important to get your name right before the design process begins - it's much harder to change it down the track.

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Design Sense Content Management System (CMS) vs Wordpress

What is the difference between a custom Content Management System by Design Sense and popular free open-source CMS platforms such as Wordpress?

We often have clients asking us to compare our quotes with others they have received for websites built using different open-source CMS platforms. However this is like asking us to compare apples with oranges. There are a few key differences between what we offer for CMS and the free solutions out there. For the purposes of this article, we are using Wordpress as the main comparison.

Flexibility – Function & Design

Wordpress is a free publishing software that can be used to create basic websites which include a blog in the standard installation.  All other functions that you may want on your website e.g. a calendar, online store etc. must then be added by using plugins or widgets. While there is a vast array of these to choose from, you may not be able to find one that does just what you want it to. In comparison, when Design Sense builds a custom CMS for you, we can tweak every last detail down to a T so that it will operate exactly how you want it to.

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