WordCamp Toronto Ticket Giveaway from Kobayashi Online

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We’re giving away four tickets to WordCamp Toronto, the city’s annual “unconference” on everything to do with the WordPress platform. For those of you who don’t know, WordCamp is a relaxed event where people of all levels can learn about how to create great online experiences – even if you’re new to WordPress. We like it so […]

Groundradar

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Digging Deep to Find a Solution Groundradar is the world’s most experienced ground penetrating radar (GPR) service provider. GPR technology is used for deep mineral exploration and geotechnical applications. The company had experienced tremendous success in the field however, their track record was not being properly communicated online. Kobayashi Online dug deep to find a […]

ProPath: Insurance Made Simple

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A Better Way The intense rivalry of the insurance industry hasn’t left much room for the little guy. If smaller companies want to survive, they need to be innovative. They need to set themselves apart. But before setting yourself apart, it’s important to meet your client’s needs. Most people expect a business to have some […]

Sparkling Clean: A Refreshing New Website for Yonge Eglinton Dental

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Yonge Eglinton Dental, a premier Toronto-based Dentistry, approached Kobayashi Online for a bright and clean website makeover. Project Info URL: www.yongeeglintondental.com Client: Yonge Eglinton Dental Completed: October 2013 A warm and professional dental practice, they were driven from their needs to create a website that could reflect the same to their clients online. Stepping into the practice, the […]

Around the Office: WPUniversity Widget, Considering CISPA, WordPress.com Improvements, & More!

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. WordPress Education Inside the Dashboard Always on the lookout for things that make online friendly, Brent was happy to see Toronto WordPress developers come up with the WPUniversity Dashboard Widget, which […]

Creating a Brand Online: Choosing a Creative Agency for Your Website

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Trying to understand how your small business can become online friendly? This is the second article in our series “Creating a Brand Online”, where we provide straightforward advice for your small business as you create your online brand. (Image by sunshinecity licensed under Creative Commons 2.0.) Looking for an agency to design and develop your website is thought […]

Around the Office: Great Collaborations, Automattic Acquisition, Native Advertising and More!

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog of what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Being a Part of Great Collaborations A lot of people make the mistake of thinking they should take care of every element of a project, when they really would offer greater […]

WordCamp Toronto Developers 2012 Inspires and Educates

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Some incredible things can happen when you gather dozens of WordPress developers into the same room. Kobayashi Online was a silver sponsor of WordCamp Toronto Developers 2012, which brought together roughly 260 attendees to discuss everything to do with building websites with the WordPress Content Management System. Because we do most of our web development […]

Kobayashi Online’s WordCamp Ticket Giveaway Ends

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We had a tremendous number of entries in our WordCamp Toronto ticket contest, and we’d like to thank everyone who took the time to enter. The contest closed on Monday, and the following winners were randomly drawn and notified by email: Neil G. Lynn J. Leonard S. Catherine G. Colleen C. Mara S. The contest […]

WordCamp Toronto Ticket Giveaway from Kobayashi Online

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We’re giving away five tickets to WordCamp Toronto, the city’s annual “unconference” on everything to do with the WordPress platform. Enter the contest here: http://ow.ly/dGMiA. For those of you who don’t know, WordCamp is a relaxed event where people of all levels can learn about how to create great online experiences – even if you’re […]

Designing a Logo for WordCamp Toronto: Our Journey

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As you likely know, we develop most of our websites using the WordPress platform. When Toronto’s WordPress user and developer group announced an open competition to create a logo for WordCamp Toronto, the city’s WordPress “unconference”, we jumped at the chance! As active participants in the Canadian WordPress community, we intended to create a logo that […]

Automated Twitter Updates for WordPress: 5 Steps to Make Great Tweets with WP to Twitter

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When you publish new content to your blog, don’t wait for people to just stumble on it – tell your followers on Twitter and other social media channels about it! If you don’t have a lot of time, there are some great ways to automatically send out a Tweet the instant you publish a new […]

Bilingual, Mobile-Optimized WordPress Site for CAMVAP

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Kobayashi Online designed and developed a functional, bilingual, mobile-friendly site for automobile industry arbitration organization CAMVAP. The site features pertinent information in French and English, as well as tools for those seeking vehicle buybacks. As Toronto’s design and development company for creative solutions to meet businesses’ biggest online challenges, Kobayashi Online was able to help CAMVAP  meet its […]

Moonbean Coffee Custom WordPress E-commerce Site

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Kobayashi Online builds an online presence and store for an iconic Kensington Market coffee shop Kobayashi Online designed and developed the Moonbean Coffee website using the powerful and flexible WordPress Content Management System. Through its keen graphic design, the website helps convey Moonbean Coffee’s funky, modern, youthful, and energetic environment. Site Info URL: moonbeancoffee.com Client: Moonbean Coffee Completed: May 2012 […]

Around the Office: Font Tryouts, Facebook’s New Heights, and North Korea’s WordPress Theme

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog that shows what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Since finding out about it this week, Daveed and Eva were able to try out a plugin that lets you try out FontShop fonts right in Photoshop. Oftentimes we have to […]

Probing the Hidden Depths of WordPress Themes

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One of the things we love about the WordPress content management system is its uncanny ability to adapt to an endless variety of web design needs. It can be changed and customized to look and perform radically differently depending on what’s needed. WordPress themes provide a design & layout out-of-the-box. In an effort to provide more […]

Around the Office: A Trip to Jingjiang, Google Says “No” to Black Hat SEO, Yoast Shares Knowledge, More

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Around the Office is a weekly group blog that shows what the Kobayashi Online team has found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week. Eva shared a video of her hometown, Jingjiang, located on the banks of China’s Yangtze River. The video shows some of the town’s epicurean attractions including steamed soup […]

Platinum Events Site Redesign and WordPress Development

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A Major Website Redesign for a Major Event Company Platinum Events Group has been providing outstanding weddings and events since 2004. They needed a unified Web presence that would help convey their excellence and expertise. In conjunction with Laura K Brand Design, Kobayashi Online created a platinum-quality website that does just that. The new website consolidates Platinum’s previous Web presence, which featured […]