Bold Type is a company that specialises in delivering professional websites for small business (and larger businesses!), not-for-profit organisations and sports clubs at reasonable prices. We can build websites in any open-source program but we tend to use WordPress because it is simply the best. Why? For a start, it’s easy to use so our clients can add relevant content for their prospective clients – and Google loves WordPress – hugely important if you want people to actually find your website and do business with you.
Call or email for a quote to update or create your business website. Call Susie on 0410 037 635.
When a client has a gorgeous range of women’s fashion clothing, the ecommerce website needs to be user-friendly so that new products can be easily added and or changed to suit the changing world of fashion.
The ecommerce website needs to showcase products, have client registration for returning clients and a safe, secure payment gateway system. This is why the Stokes Thompson website was built using WordPress with a WooCommerce online store. WordPress also has excellent search engine optimisation functionality. With the right web content and metatagging of pages and following SEO practices which we explain to our clients, visibility on the Internet is assured.
Visit the Stokes Thompson website – the fashion is fabulous!
Catherine Davidson Mediation Services
The brief for this website for Catherine Davidson Mediation Services was to recreate the website design in the WordPress platform with the express results of:
- easy uploading of content by Catherine or one of her team
- making the website more visible to prospective clients through improved search engine optimization.
Catherine wanted to retain the look and feel of her website and we were able to do that. We added some features such as a news section so that she can post articles of interest in the field of workplace mediation, facilitation and conflict resolution.
We know that Google loves WordPress because it is such a good platform for websites. Our clients do too because it is so easy to use: to change content, add content and continue to improve their websites.
Eagle Junction Swim Club
The first reaction to this website is usually a clear idea of what it is about – the colour blue and images of water and kids in swim caps and goggles. So the images of this website really tell the story from the first glance.
The committee were also keen to have a website that was fully editable adding club records, changing rosters and so forth. That’s why we built it using WordPress. It’s a great looking website, tells their story, provides information that can be easily managed and, oh yes, is responsive so that on an iPhone or android, it changes the formatting to be easily accessible on the small screen.
Literacy Network Manly Warringah
Literacy Network Manly Warringah, a community organisation helping people with literacy issues wanted a reasonably priced website to tell their story and build their community profile.
We at Bold Type were able to deliver an affordable website that presents the professionalism of the Literacy Network. This WordPress website allows the team to easily add news and other content so that they can self-manage their new website.
Ergo Wine Imports
The sign of a good website is that the homepage gives a clear overview of exactly what the business does. For Ergo Wines, it’s making it clear that they are wholesale importers of quality wines. This is not a retail wine shop and as such focuses on the target audience: restaurants, wine shops and bars.
We checked some of the competition, and we know that this is the best constructed website in the field for easy navigation, clean design and the right information for this wine importer’s clients.
Circle of Designers
This website was commissioned by Pip Wilkinson, Textile Designer. Pip wanted something clean with lots of white space to showcase her natural hemp fashion garments.
The slider on the homepage is ideal for showcasing the individually-designed garments and accessories designed by the talented team at Circle of Designers.
This website build involved moving an existing website from another content management system to WordPress. Linda loves the new site. We redesigned the website while maintaining the overall design. The homepage was redesigned to allow visitors to access different webpages direct, we added a blog so that Linda can post content of interest, added a ’sign on for enews’, search engine optimization and improved social media on her website. Another feature is the background which also is used on the header.
Verdict: Linda is ecstatic!
Cosway – strategic communications counsel
With this website build, Bold Type worked with an inhouse team to make sure that the design and functionality reflected the Cosway culture. This is a people-focused communications business so we wanted the design and the images on the website to tell this story.
Feedback from Cosway is that they get many complimentary comments about their website. We love it too.
All Stone is a local business in the Inner West of Sydney – it’s name says it all really. They supply stone for paving and other stone products.
The website is built using WordPress which is considered the best content management system (CMS) in the world. Bold Type developers take the WordPress system and modify it to suit each individual business. Best of all, with a Bold Type website, our clients can easily upload content so that their websites are continually renewed and reflect the changes that are constant in any business. And, they are built to maximize search engine optimisation so that our clients get more enquiries and business than their competitors.
The build of the EchoStars website was the major pro bono work undertaken by Bold Type in 2010.
EchoStars is a worthy charity that raises money to help education children living in the slums of Dhaka in Bangladesh. Their work also extends to funding the Sewing for Sustainability Program for mothers of the children attending the school to help the families become financially self sufficient. In addition, a medical centre is planned to ensure families living in some of the worst conditions in the world can become healthy, educated and self-sufficient.
It was a pleasure working with Rose Figtree, the founder of EchoStars and we at Bold Type wish them great success in their activities.
This organisation is a community group that has Leichhardt Municipal Council support to protest the building of a Fuel Depot at White Bay in Balmain virtually next door to people’s homes.
The group wants a planned proposal for the foreshores of Balmain that will provide parklands and ammenities for the community.
This was a pro bono job – the website build was part of Sue Stevens’ contribution to this worthy local cause.
Are you a charity or community group? Each year Bold Type donates a website to a charity or community organisation. In 2010, Bold Type built two such websites, this one for Stop Baileys and a website for EchoStars.
Captivations – custom sportswear apparel supplier
Captivations is a huge website with over 300 pages, four major product categories and over 30 product gallery pages. Getting the SEO right for each page was a major challenge in itself. Making sure that customers can find what they want easily was another challenge for such a large website with so many different products. Feedback from customers has been excellent and more people are finding Captivations which is exactly what the team at Captivations wants.
Ski The World
Ski The World is an information website for the skiing and snowboarding fraternity. The aim is to eventually be the authoritative voice on ski resorts around the world with every ski resort listed on the website.
This website is in constant development as new ski resorts and news relevant to snow sports is added. It was built by Bold Type using WordPress web software so that new information can be uploaded easily.
The aim of the website is to inform and also to generate income from companies advertising on the site.
Because Bold Type is a publishing business with related but different services – print publishing and website development – we decided to build a dedicated website for the web design and development side of our business.
That’s how Balmain Website Designs was created. We registered the domain name, designed the website based on the latest in business website templates and built the website using WordPress, an open source web software with an easy-to-use content management system. We use WordPress for all our client websites because it’s so good and so easy for our clients to upload new content whenever they want.
Contact Bold Type today for a free appraisal of your website needs.
Do Duck Inn, Adelaide
The new owner of Do Duck Inn in Adelaide knew he needed a new website when he bought the business but he was still knocked out when he saw our first prototype website for his cafe and catering business in the Adelaide CBD.
We can’t actually print what he said … but they were words to the effect, ‘I absolutely love it’.
Because we based this website on a purchased Wordpress template, we kept the costs for web design to zero. Websites can still be beautiful, function beautifully and have excellent search engine optimisation without costing the earth.
Do Duck Inn, like all Bold Type websites, has Google Analytics to see what traffic the website is getting and what pages are the most popular and more.
Liza McKilliam – real estate consultant
Bold Type managed a complete re-development for Liza McKilliam’s real estate website. This included a complete overview of the content and its presentation, a new website design, a change of web hosting company that will save money on host facilities, improved search engine optimisation and an analytics program to assess visitor traffic.
I love that the new website is so easy to add content to the site. This will help my support team enormously and save so much time and money. Liza McKilliam
The Living Silk website development was a revamp of an existing static website to a dynamic system that the client can manage themselves. The website is run using Wordpress, open source CMS which was voted the number one system for dynamic websites in 2009. Every page is editable, for example, images of new outfits can be easily added with the click or two on the keyboard. The news pages allow Living Silk to keep their web visitors up to date with fashion news and the ‘email friends’ function allows visitors to send an image of any outfit to friends and families. This is particularly relevant when brides want their bridesmaids to see a particular gown.
The Glitterbox website is up and running. It’s been an interesting build because we wanted it have a very particular look and feel that captures the essence of a hairdressing business in Newtown and also captures the essence of the salon itself. The best part about creating a unique website such as this one for Glitterbox is that the combined talents of a great design, content and development team (three exceptionally talented people in their own fields) can make a website that noone else in the world will have. Because Bold Type also put together a comprehensive web presence for Glitterbox, the business doubled within weeks of the development process starting. Now, with their own self-managable website, not even the roof will limit business growth.
Website for printing companyWe started getting more requests for quotes from web visitors from the time the website went live. The number of visitors increased amazingly in the first month. And I can modify the website to improve results as I go. Wayne Rosenberg, Sales and Marketing Director, Vertifix Printing, Ultimo, Sydney
Placeholder homepage for hair salon
The brief for this website was to capture the Glitterbox, Newtown experience and to create something out of the ordinary. This placeholder homepage was designed to replace the normal boring ‘This website is under construction’.It’s very exciting getting a website and I love working with Sue to get the right look and feel for our salon. Sue has just posted an incredible video of our salon on YouTube. Just search Glitterbox469King to check it out. Sharon, Proprietor, Glitterbox Hair Salon, Newtown
The new Glitterbox website has now replaced this placeholder page.
The Finishing Touch