Web design

Additional Info

  • Client Digital Content Networks
  • Website http://creativemastersforum.com
  • Technology Joomla! HTML CSS Photoshop Illustrator K2

A part of Digital Content Networks, the Creative Masters Forum is a community site with a difference. Focusing on the absolute masters of their craft, the CMF runs regular articles on significant contributors to the creative fields; film, photograph, music and art.

A main point of difference from similar types of sites, the CMF also branches out into real-world events, creating opportunities for creative workers to get first-hand exposure to the visionaries in their field.

To drive engagement, single-sign-on for commenting is encouraged, through the use of the Disqus commenting engine. This allows users with FaceBook, Twitter or OpenID logins to use those to participate in group conversations without having to create yet another login.

The site is built using Joomla and the massively powerful K2 content construction kit, allowing us to present content in a variety of ways - driving home the central focus of creativity for the site. It also allowed us to build one-off microsites to promote events that still tie into the core of the site.

Creative Masters Forum is part of the DCN network, TV Production Forum and Music Producers Forum

Additional Info

  • Client CCEntertainment
  • Website http://ccent.com.au
  • Technology Joomla! HTML CSS Photoshop Illustrator K2

CCEntertainment needed a platform to publish upcoming show information, show galleries and engage with their growing legion of fans.

To that end, we created their online presence, building a site that has a unique visual appeal, bold, sophisticated and loud - just like the band!

Each show season, the front page is dominated by a ticketing page which provides an immediate call-to-action for current fans (and fans-to-be!) to purchase tickets, provide show information, testimonials and seating details. This page is schedule to appear at the top of the page until the day after the final show, at which point it begins to slip below newer posts. Each show page is heavily customised to reflect the style of the show itself.

Additionally we built an advanced polling plugin that allowed us to run opt-in promotions on the site, featuring the hefty prize-packs that CCE acquire from their sponsors. The polling plugin drives customer acquisition and retention, allowing members to further engage with CCE.

Ad-hoc galleries can be created on the fly within articles, which is a vital consideration for such a visual group, featuring the work of Russel Cherry, Jomar Reyes, Stuart Harris and more.

The site also features Twitter integration and promotes their other social media marketing endeavours on YouTube and Facebook.