The Top 10 Digital Marketing Trends of 2011 + Some Predictions for 2012

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Now that the year that’s nearly over, it’s a great time for reflection. Being on the edge of digital marketing, we wanted to share some of this sector’s trends that we thought were the most prevalent in 2011. Drawing upon the conversations we’ve had and overhead, the individual projects we’ve undertaken, and the news reports and blogs we’ve read, […]

Why e-commerce? 3 Reasons Why an Online Store Makes Sense

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E-commerce can be a great standalone business, or an addition to your existing sales. There are numerous examples of companies that have successfully used online retail to their advantage. The Thorpes of Gosforth Fireside Shop, an English store that supplies everything to do with fireplaces, is a great example of a traditional company using the […]

Around the office: Modern SEO, Comic Sans Remixes, WordPress 3.3, 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. Roberto wants online traffic seekers to know about some modern day Search Engine Optimization practices, because, after all, SEO isn’t just about backlinks, keywords, and tags […]

Michael Coombs WordPress Development

Posted in: Portfolio, WordPress

A WordPress Website Remix for a Toronto DJ In cooperation with Laura K Brand Design, Kobayashi Online helped create a website for wedding and special event DJ Michael Coombs that helps showcase his exciting business. Based on the popular content management system WordPress, Michael and other authorized site editors can easily post blog entries and make […]

Cindy Cody WordPress Design & Development

Posted in: Design, Portfolio, Real Estate, WordPress

An Online Home for Kitchener Real Estate Professional Cindy Cody Kobayashi Online created a modern and functional website for Kitchener real estate professional Cindy Cody and her team. It includes easily updated content sliders that dynamically show newly available homes when they come available. Because the site uses the WordPress content management system throughout, it is easy for a […]

Logo & Business Card Design for Cindy Cody

Posted in: Logo Design, Portfolio, Print

Kobayashi Online created a logo and business card design for real estate experts the Cody Group, that’s truly “a step above”. Client: The Cody Group Completed: October 2011 For more information, visit: www.codygroup.ca The new Cody Group logo incorporates many elements such as a stylized “C”, which forms the base of an arrow pointed up and to […]

Around the Office: Colour Gradients, Coca-Cola Changes Colour, 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. Daveed has been using a new online tool from Colorzilla that creates colour gradients using CSS. Select any number of colours, adjust their position, and the […]

A Graphic Design Tune-up for Canadian Honda Parts

Posted in: Design, Portfolio

Kobayashi Online gave a leading Canadian auto part supply brand a graphic design overhaul, helping it continue to be seen as a leader in the industry. Project Info URL: http://canadianhondaparts.com/ Client: Canadian Honda Parts Completed: December 2011 Kobayashi Online refreshed the visual elements of Canadian Honda Parts’ website, helping it continue its mission of providing a complete catalog of […]

Nail Depot WordPress and ZenCart Website Development

Posted in: Design, Portfolio, Shopping Cart, WordPress

A Polished E-commerce Website for a Top Beauty Supply Company Created by Kobayashi Online under the Art Direction of FineSilver Design, the naildepot.ca website is meant to provide a simple and inviting user experience, as well as strong and consistent branding. It also integrates WordPress and ZenCart, two of the currently most important open source Content Management Systems both under a unique interface. WordPress is […]

Around the Office: Japan’s Colours, Web Activity Maps, Hiring Immigrants, 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. If you’re interested in Internet traffic, Wayne wants you to check out some very cool visualization tools from Akamai that show how the Internet is doing […]