2008 – Present
iSolar required three websites: Bright Future Portal, Bright Future, and iSolar. The three arms are the three main web presences: Bright Future Portal, which houses content for schools, monitoring data, and more; and Bright Future and iSolar which provide organisation-specific information.
Zack Design created a multi-site install of WordPress, and created custom code for the monitoring data, allowed schools to log in to the platform, and created all necessary code.
2009 – Present
Mower Corner required a simple information site as a first point of contact for web visitors.
Because the marketing strategy for this client involves getting people interested enough to come and visit their shop front, the website needed to provide all the information they had in one hit.
It was decided to create a single-page layout. All the content on the site is editable, including the slideshows and text. Even the contact email form and supplier links are modal window popups.
June 2010 – Present
Bendix is a hub for mechanics all over Australia looking for brakes to match to their cars. It is also Bendix’s main point of contact for marketing, and it serves New Zealand and Australia by showing its stockist locations.
Convert their existing website to a user-friendly, 21st century website with all of the convenience and power that current content management systems can provide. The website will not only be used for Australia and New Zealand, but in the future will have Bendix’s international branches added. The website needed to be accessible to mechanics with low-end computers but still provide a current-generation user-experience.
Not only that, but they had to have a further sub-section added to the website, the Performance section, with its own sets of sports-related stockists, catalogue search utilities, and theme.
Zack Design partnered with the marketing company responsible for Bendix and delivered a Drupal-based website with the many different sections, and on top of that included an administrative back-end allowing for site administrators to modify their catalogue easily. The website was created with the end-user experience in mind, and went through countless revisions before the final site was launched. Everyone who uses it finds it intuitive to use and lauds the user experience.
After a long period of waiting, I am happy to present a site refresh for Zack Design. Please let me know via comments if there’s anything you don’t like about the layout/setup in any way.
I’ve yet to complete the front page which will have a slideshow of what I offer, as well as some quick links straight to the forum (among other things).
I’m not supporting IE 6 on purpose. I have made sure it degrades OK, but I’m not worried if the site doesn’t look quite the same (it doesn’t). If Google and Microsoft don’t feel they want to support IE6 anymore I don’t see any reason why I should either.
Not only that, over the last month IE6 counts for a fraction of the visits to my site – 0.7%. In total, IE browsers only account for 11.8% of total visits. Out of the IE browsers visiting my site, only 6% are IE6. Due to these statistics, I believe it is now no longer viable for me to support IE6 and will gradually phase such support out across all my projects (except of course in those rare cases where it is still necessary).