New Site Release

The current Sibagraphics look is inspired by the abstract expressionist art of Wassily Kandinsky, one of our favourite artists, and by the colours of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Der Blaue Berg (The Blue Mountain) (1908-09)
Der Blaue Berg (The Blue Mountain) (1908-09)

Based on the Twentyseventeen WordPress theme, our child theme has been heavily modified to enable full width pages and extra widgets for slide shows and side inserts, using our own page template. Because the slide shows are easily changeable, we’ll be able to add and subtract new photos, or change the whole look sporadically as we wish. The new Twentyseventeen theme also permits videos rather than photos.

The variable height headers are deployed through a combination of css and dynamic widgets.

Gradually, the complete, very large site will be moved over to the new template, with more photos, graphics and animations to be added as well.

Enjoy!

New Year, New Host

Bear with us while we find time to re-customise our blog! due to our old host going out of business, we’ve had to move, so we’re going to work on a whole new look. No promises about when we’ll have time to finish, but you can rest assured it’ll be attractive and fun!

Meanwhile, here’s a retrospective of some of our old designs.

Academy Dance Studios, Southport

Academy Dance StudiosAre you interested in learning to dance from qualified professionals for pleasure or looking to begin a career lifetime immersed in dance? Academy Dance Studios can assist you build a solid foundation in ballet, tap, musical theatre and many other dancing styles.

Situated conveniently in Southport on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Academy Dance Studios can fulfill your dancing tuition needs.

Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing

BI & DW AustraliaAre you looking for the right person for your specialised requirements? With 16 years relevant industry experience, BI & DW Australia is the only Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Professional Services focused search agency in Australia.

This new site features a range of new plugins, enhanced widget control and sliders.

New Site for Watson’s Marine

Watson's MarineIndulge your secret dreams for the best fishing boat and water cruiser you can imagine. Watson’s Marine in Gympie make stunning aluminium alloy boats and trailers along with the best marine accessories. Your dreams can be realised easily with the innovative team at Watson’s Marine, who can custom build to your requirements.

Enjoy the new Watson’s Marine site, which has an ocean of photos and information about the extensive Vindicator aluminium boat and trailer range!

Right Choice Electrical has a new site

Right Choice ElectricalDo you need an electrical contractor or electrician on the Sunshine Coast? Right Choice Electrical has the electrician for you!

Providing 24 hour a day emergency services, Right Choice guarantees their electricans’ work for your repairs, renovations and wiring for new homes.

Enjoy Right Choice Electrical’s new site and call them when you need an electrician.

WordPress directions at #wordcampau

#wordcampau participants were lucky to catch up with advances in the popular, versatile blogging software, WordPress with a keynote address by Matt Mullenweg, the developer of WP. WordPress 2.7 will be available in December with loads more features. Matt alerted participants to a new WordPress template http://monotonedemo.wordpress.com/, where page colours and widths alter according to the colour and size photos which are added – could be a winner for a photography site. He tantalised the audience with a reference to the WordPress 2.6 Maxtrix Easter Egg.

The impending release of collaborative plugin BuddyPress was foreshadowed, an innovation set to energise and transform WordPressMU (the multi-user version of WordPress) with social interaction.

The beauty of WordPress is the user friendliness of its CMS (Content Management System), its extensibility with a wide choice of plugins, easy to read Help section and ready availability of templates. A collaborative networking facility will be the icing on the cake.

The online presentation was nifty, demonstrating the versatility of WordPress with integration of video streaming via Stickam, photos via Flickr and the inclusion of a Twitter stream using Monitter.

Other useful hints – collaborative tool ProjectPier, SlideShare, a site for sharing online slide presentations and of significant interest to businesses, the WordPress e-Commerce Plugin highlighted by developer Dan Milward.