Category Archives: Web Design

Complete Design Winner #3

Little Bento Shop

By | Blog, e-Commerce, Portfolio, Technical Support, Web Design | No Comments
[box]

Our Services for Little Bento Shop

  • Design & layout
  • Custom CSS & PHP
  • Graphics
  • Social media graphics
  • Facebook graphics
  • e-Commerce configuration
  • Australian postage and shipping facilities[/box]
[box type=”bio”] “With Little Bento Shop – we wanted to go with something ‘cuter’ for the style of shop I own, but also wanted to keep the layout similar to Little Bento Blog so readers knew that when visiting the shop and blog they were complimenting each other. Setup was so quick, and Michelle was there step by step as I learnt how to use the system. When I needed an advertisement I sent Michelle the requirements and within a few hours I had my advertisement for a magazine!” [/box]

 

Complete Design Winner #2

Little Bento Blog

By | Blog, Migration, Portfolio, Technical Support, URL - Domain Change, Web Design, Website Management | No Comments
[box]

Our Services for Little Bento Blog

  • Blogger to WordPress migration
  • Design & layout
  • Custom CSS & PHP
  • Graphics
  • Social media graphics
  • Facebook graphics
  • Url change 6 months after migration[/box]
[box type=”bio”] “As Little Bento Blog grew, I knew I needed something to set me apart from every other WordPress themed blogger. I spoke to Little Hero Designs and told them that I needed something that was clean, professional but also unique. Not like any other blog in Australia! I wanted something, stylish but also not going to age quickly. Something that when readers and brands look at my site, they go wow every time! I changed my mind about three times before we found the perfect look! I sent Michelle the brief and she  designed the logo exactly how I had dreamed.[/box]

 

 

 

Complete Design Winner #3

Michalle Faulkner

By | Portfolio, Web Design, Website Management | No Comments
[box]

Our Services for Michalle Faulkner

  • Design customisation
  • Custom CSS & PHP
  • Layout
  • Social Media icons
  • Book ordering facilities
  • SEO
  • Ongoing website management

A highly sought-after HR consultant and expert in human resources, Michalle believes; “invest in your people, increase your profit” and her new book The People Investment does just that – it is the ultimate source for businesses to work out the key to hiring and firing and getting the most out of your team!

Michalle came to Little Hero Designs after seeing our work on Alli and Genine and after hearing them speak about our services at a conference. Michalle was due to launch her brand new book – The People Investment and needed a website which allowed her to build her profile, sell her published book as well as blog when time permitted.[/box]

 

[box type=”bio”] I was lucky enough to get a referral to Michelle and the team at Little Hero Designs & Hosting. As a new author who self-published, costs were a critical determining factor in my selection for a website designer. I was so thrilled with the work that Little Hero Designs & Hosting provided, I received great service at a reasonable price and the most important, Michelle grasped my ideal design and the image I needed to portray as a professional consultant and author. I would happily recommend Little Hero Designs & Hosting in a heartbeat! [/box]

 

Complete Design Winner #1

Sassisam Blog

By | Design Tweaks, Portfolio, Technical Support, Web Design, WordPress Updates | No Comments

 

[box]

Our Services for Sassisam Blog

  • Design customisation and tweaking
  • Custom CSS & PHP
  • Custom font
  • Custom layout
  • Custom pages
  • Advertising areas
  • Analytics

Sassisam wanted a fresh new magazine blog look. With a site that is updated daily with articles from different categories it was important we came up with a look that was not only visually appealing but easy to navigate. Each section utilises one of the post categories so posts relevant to the reader can be found quickly and easily.  [/box]

 

SassiSam Blog

 

eCommerce traps – What you need to know

By | Blog, Little Hero Designs, Web Design | No Comments

eCommerce Traps

eCommerce shops are extremely popular amongst SAHM’s & WAHM’s and more and more women in particular are opening shops to generate extra income for their family. Sadly though many are caught in eCommerce hosting nightmares which they unwittingly fell into.

We’ve had an amazing amount of people wanting to move to Little Hero Hosting and have their website re-designed by Little Hero Designs but have been upset to learn that their eCommerce software has them trapped into hosting they cannot move from. Worse still they are paying an insane amount of $ and are given little to no control – ie no cPanel.

When considering an eCommerce shop there are some questions to consider.

  • Does the software only work on their provided hosting or can you move if needed?
  • What do I get in my price & what can I do?
  • Can you add a blog if needed?
  • Can you access the MYSQL & file system?
  • Can you FTP?
  • How do you update the software?
  • Can I create email addresses
  • Can I make server based backups?
  • Does the host have script installers?
  • Can you try different software to find what is best for you?
  • Is the price comparable to regular hosting?
If working with a eCommerce website designer/developer and they recommend certain software or hosting ask why, if they only offer one type of software ask them why and what it means by asking the above questions. On the design side, are they a “one trick wonder” whose shops all look amazingly similar. Sadly there are a lot of these “designers” popping up all over FaceBook offering what seems like an attractive deal but once you start looking into the details there are multiple issues.

eCommerce Shop

Please research very carefully before committing to any “package deal” – this includes designers who say you can only use their “approved” hosting, you should ALWAYS have the freedom to use the hosting provider you choose and not who the “designers” say. Sadly it often turns out that the prices are over inflated – quite often so the designer gets a good “cut” and you don’t get any control at all.

We’ve had clients having to re-design an entire site because of the eCommerce hosting nightmare they have found themselves in and the limitations of the design. More than one client have been ripped off by “designers” who use “approved” hosting only to find out that they are paying far more than they should be and worse still with no standard hosting features available. Some have found that they can’t access their hosting because the “designer” controls it under their own package. One client even had to contact the designer/host just to make a new page!

While it may appear to be an attractive deal and convenient to just use one of these packages please understand the potential consequences and avoid these eCommerce hosting traps. It might take time to organise and do your research but you will be grateful you have in the long run.

Three Quarters Full

By | Blog, Design Tweaks, Graphics, Migration, Portfolio, URL - Domain Change, Web Design, WordPress Updates | No Comments
[box]

Our Services for Three Quarters Full

  • URL website rename
  • Design customisation and tweaking
  • Banner, logo and grab me button design
  • Custom CSS & PHP
  • Layout
  • Custom colours
  • Ongoing site management

Kyla wanted to move her blog from an old url for a fresh new start while retaining posts and links. Her design needed to be easy to navigate but reflect the personal aspect of her blog. [/box]

 

Alli and Genine

By | Design Tweaks, Migration, Portfolio, URL - Domain Change, Web Design, Website Management | No Comments
[box]

Our Services for Alli and Genine

  • WordPress.com to Self hosted migration
  • Design customisation
  • Custom CSS & PHP
  • Layout
  • Social Media icons
  • Book ordering facilities
  • SEO
  • Ongoing website management

Alli & Genine came to Little Hero Designs when they wanted to move their blog from wordpress.com to self-hosted wordpress.org. They needed a website which allowed them to build their profile, sell their brand new published book as well as blog and keep in touch with their ever growing community. Since the launch of their new site Alli & Genine have become highly sought after public speakers at events all over Queensland.

Little Hero Designs is currently working on Alli & Genine’s second website which is an exciting new venture for them, stay tuned![/box]

 

Complete Design Winner #3

Aussie Sites n More

By | Design Tweaks, Graphics, Portfolio, Web Design | No Comments
[box]

Our Services for Aussie Sites n More

  • Business Directory
  • Header design
  • Design customisation and tweaking
  • Settings configuration
  • Payment module configuration
[/box]