Kobayashi Online gives Hair Dynamix a corporate identity makeover

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Hair Dynamix is a top-notch salon and spa in Toronto’s Beach neighbourhood. We’ve known them for a while, having redesigned their website years ago. And when they decided they needed a corporate identity refresh, we were very happy they came to us again. This corporate identity makeover involved creating a new logo and reworking marketing materials […]

Accessible Web design: Why make your website accessible?

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Image by Jil Wright The World Health Organization estimates that about 15 per cent of the world’s population lives with some form of disability. Furthermore, nearly everyone will be temporarily or permanently impaired at some point in their life and those surviving to old age will experience increasing difficulties in functioning. Though often ignored, disability […]

Melanie’s Bistro WordPress Design & Development

Posted in: Design, Portfolio, WordPress

A Website for One of the Danforth’s Favourite Restaurants Melanie’s Bistro is a one-of-a-kind restaurant located in Toronto’s Danforth community. Kobayashi Online created melaniebistro.ca with the goal of showing its marvellous menu and ambience. Based on the WordPress CMS, the melaniebistro.ca site combines jQuery, CSS and PHP technologies, allowing site administrators to easily modify the existing content and add new pages, contact […]

Around the Office: TEDxToronto, Khan Academy, a massive IE crash, and more

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog that shows what the OnlineFriendly.biz team and Kobayashi Online have found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Wayne’s been doing some night school at Khan Academy, a website that has 2,400 odd educational videos on topics ranging from Black Holes to US social security, the French Revolution […]

Kobayashi Online wins WMA WebAward for Word11.com

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The Web Marketing Association announced the winners of its coveted WebAwards on Thursday with Kobayashi Online being recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development for Word11.com, the website for Toronto’s first 24-hour blogging festival. The WMA also awarded OPTIMUS | SBR and Grace Marketing the Consulting Standard of Excellence for the OPTIMUS | SBR Corporate Website, […]

Around the Office: Rating Places, Winning WMA Awards, “White is the New Green”

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog that shows what the OnlineFriendly.biz team and Kobayashi Online have found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. This was a busy award week with the Web Marketing Association awarding its WebAwards for excellence in website development. Kobayashi Online won a coveted WebAward for […]

Finesilver Design Email Newsletter

Posted in: eMail Marketing, Portfolio

A Flexible Email Newsletter Template for a Top Design and Marketing Company Multidisciplinary graphic design and marketing firm Finesilver Design Inc. uses its email newsletter to maintain communication with clients. Having an email newsletter that reflects the company’s culture and goals was important. With this in mind, Kobayashi Online designed an email newsletter template that Finesilver could […]

Cross Canada Referrals WordPress Design & Development

Posted in: Design, Portfolio, Real Estate, WordPress

A Functional and Professional Website for a Real Estate Organization with a Private Member Area Cross Canada Referrals represents some of the top independent RE/MAX real estate agents across Canada. Kobayashi Online created the crosscanadareferrals.com website to provide functionality and reflect CCR’s corporate culture. The website is divided into four main sections: regular pages, agents’ profiles, private sharing area for members, […]

Around the Office: Augmented reality, Web radio and background music

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog that shows what the OnlineFriendly.biz team and Kobayashi Online have found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Daveed has been enjoying the TuneIn radio app for iOS, which is free with ads or only 99 cents without. Other Internet radio appliance are cool, […]

Imaginis WordPress Development

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A Modern and Functional WordPress Website for a Cutting Edge Marketing Firm Kobayashi Online took Imaginis Marketing‘s design and images to create a fully functioning WordPress site featuring rotating images, social media links, and a fully functioning WordPress blog. The WordPress Content Management System allows for very easy content editing and updating from an administrator’s perspective, giving […]

Online Friendly Fonts: Six Web Typography Services

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It used to be that Web designers were limited to a handful of “Web-safe” fonts, which made for predictable, if not boring, websites. Now, high-end typography is within reach of all website owners, making it possible to use nearly any font imaginable. Still, there are limits to how you can use fonts on your website. […]

Around the Office: hand-drawn websites, the value of failure, more

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog that shows what the OnlineFriendly.biz team and Kobayashi Online have found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Kobayashi Online has been strengthening its profiles on the social networks this week. Our Facebook page now has the “vanity” URL: facebook.com/KobayashiOnline. And a handful of new […]