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Website Design for Tvan Hire

Website Design for Tvan Hire

Website Design for Tvan Hire

Website Design for Tvan Hire

Website Design for Tvan Hire

Get out and about and discover new tracks with the new website we just went live with for Tvan Hire.

Head on over to the website at www.tvanhire.com.au

Click here for more information on Website Design.

Daniel Borg

Daniel Borg

Creative Director

psyborg® was founded by Daniel Borg, an Honours Graduate in Design from the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Daniel also has an Associate Diploma in Industrial Engineering and has experience from within the Engineering & Advertising Industries.

Daniel has completed over 2800 design projects consisting of branding, content marketing, digital marketing, illustration, web design, and printed projects since psyborg® was first founded. psyborg® is located in Lake Macquarie, Newcastle but services business Nation wide.

I really do enjoy getting feedback so please let me know your thoughts on this or any of my articles in the comments field or on social media below.

Cheers Daniel

Rebrand and Website Design for Nowra Self Storage

Rebrand and Website Design for Nowra Self Storage

Rebrand and Website Design for Nowra Self Storage

Rebrand and Website Design for Nowra Self Storage

Rebrand and Website Design for Nowra Self Storage

Nowra Self Storage … Self Storage Now!

We recently went live with Nowra Self Storage’s rebrand & website and have seen an uptick in enquiries from the get go!

Nowra Self Storage is located in South Nowra.

Check it out at nowraselfstorage.com.au.

Click here for more information on Brand Design.
Click here for more information on Website Design.

See our other work we did for Nowra Self Storage …

Daniel Borg

Daniel Borg

Creative Director

psyborg® was founded by Daniel Borg, an Honours Graduate in Design from the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Daniel also has an Associate Diploma in Industrial Engineering and has experience from within the Engineering & Advertising Industries.

Daniel has completed over 2800 design projects consisting of branding, content marketing, digital marketing, illustration, web design, and printed projects since psyborg® was first founded. psyborg® is located in Lake Macquarie, Newcastle but services business Nation wide.

I really do enjoy getting feedback so please let me know your thoughts on this or any of my articles in the comments field or on social media below.

Cheers Daniel

Website Design for Barefoot Retreats

Website Design for Barefoot Retreats

Website Design for Barefoot Retreats

Website Design for Barefoot Retreats

Website Design for Barefoot Retreats

We recently went live with the website for Barefoot Retreats, showcasing two beautifully appointed luxury AirBnB locations; @barefootatbroke & @barefootatcallalabeach. AirBnB Superhosts, Jen & Steve engaged us to build a stand alone website with e-commerce booking system that integrates with their @airbnb booking calendar.

The website showcases so much about each location giving the user an emotive experience of their potential stay prior to booking.

The Barefoot at Broke retreat is located in Broke, Hunter Valley. With the Barefoot at Callala retreat being located in Callala Beach, Shoalhaven.

Check out the website at barefootretreats.com.au.

Click here for more information on Website Design.

See our other work we did for Barefoot Retreats …

Daniel Borg

Daniel Borg

Creative Director

psyborg® was founded by Daniel Borg, an Honours Graduate in Design from the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Daniel also has an Associate Diploma in Industrial Engineering and has experience from within the Engineering & Advertising Industries.

Daniel has completed over 2800 design projects consisting of branding, content marketing, digital marketing, illustration, web design, and printed projects since psyborg® was first founded. psyborg® is located in Lake Macquarie, Newcastle but services business Nation wide.

I really do enjoy getting feedback so please let me know your thoughts on this or any of my articles in the comments field or on social media below.

Cheers Daniel

Why We Love WordPress

Why We Love WordPress

why we love WordPress

Why I Love WordPress

why we love WordPress

We have been designing websites for Newcastle and Lake Macquarie clients for over 15 years! As Newcastle Web Designers we have created a lot of websites for new businesses, we have revamped many old sites and we have done lots of total overhauls and rebranding of websites. All this work has been done using WordPress.

WordPress has been around for about as long as we have been web designing and it is the content management system we use to build all our Newcastle Clients webpages. We have become an expert on WordPress and the results speak for themselves. Check out some of our work here.

what is WordPress

Simply speaking, WordPress is an open source content management system which is used to create websites.

Currently WordPress runs over 28% of the web! So more than a quarter of all sites are run by WordPress, our Newcastle and Lake Macquarie websites included.

why WordPress?

The reason we choose WordPress as our Content Management System of choice is because it includes a community of developers and designers offering a huge amount of resources, integrations & plugins and not to mention technical support if it is ever needed.

We find WordPress to be good quality and good value which is why we choose it for our Newcastle Web Designs. With hundreds of customisable plugins we find WordPress is ideal for creating exactly what our clients want. The plugins and integrations are high standard and good to work with helping us to create quality work for our clients.

Due to our long experience developing websites using WordPress we understand the security and update issues that can occur. This means we can stay on top of any issues that may arise and keep all our websites safe. We keep up to date with all the updates and our clients know they can rely on and trust all sites we design.

We offer clients a website management service where we take care of installing updates for WordPress and plugins and sweep sites for any spam. We have been able to maintain our websites on our own fully secured dedicated server.

to sum up

Whilst WordPress upholds the current level of quality, value and security, we will continue to use this platform as our content management system. The web is a fast moving beast and we feel the WordPress community and platform has a good reputation of keeping abreast of technology shifts which has served our current and past clients well and are more than satisfied with the work produced using WordPress.

Daniel Borg

Daniel Borg

Creative Director

psyborg® was founded by Daniel Borg, an Honours Graduate in Design from the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Daniel also has an Associate Diploma in Industrial Engineering and has experience from within the Engineering & Advertising Industries.

Daniel has completed over 2800 design projects consisting of branding, content marketing, digital marketing, illustration, web design, and printed projects since psyborg® was first founded. psyborg® is located in Lake Macquarie, Newcastle but services business Nation wide.

I really do enjoy getting feedback so please let me know your thoughts on this or any of my articles in the comments field or on social media below.

Cheers Daniel

Our Website Hosting Server Upgrade

Our Website Hosting Server Upgrade

server upgrade

server upgrade

Today we completed the final stage of our dedicated server migration and upgrade which means that all of our clients websites are now being hosted on the most up to date server hardware serving our clients websites at optimal speeds.

This has been carried out over a 3 week period … In fact we did a pre-test migration to ensure we could catch any issues and correct them before we went live today with the new server meaning that there was no disruption to the many psyborg® client websites which we host.

At psyborg® we take our website hosting seriously with server hardening, always up to date wordpress software and a constant eye on how the server is running and preparedness to maintain and upgrade giving clients peace of mind.

At psyborg® we call this part mind | part machine.

Daniel Borg

Daniel Borg

Creative Director

psyborg® was founded by Daniel Borg, an Honours Graduate in Design from the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Daniel also has an Associate Diploma in Industrial Engineering and has experience from within the Engineering & Advertising Industries.

Daniel has completed over 2800 design projects consisting of branding, content marketing, digital marketing, illustration, web design, and printed projects since psyborg® was first founded. psyborg® is located in Lake Macquarie, Newcastle but services business Nation wide.

I really do enjoy getting feedback so please let me know your thoughts on this or any of my articles in the comments field or on social media below.

Cheers Daniel

The difference between a graphic designer and a web designer

The difference between a graphic designer and a web designer

the difference between a graphic designer and a web designer

the difference between a graphic designer and a web designer

A common misconception is that a graphic designer and a web designer are essentially the same thing. This is not the case. While there are some aspects of a graphic designer and a website designer that do cross over generally they are two different professions.

graphic designer

Graphic design is the process of visual communication and problem-solving using one or more of typography, photography and illustration. Source; Wikipedia

Graphic designers design graphics! Most of their design work is for press related communication materials such as logos, brochures, stationery, letter heads, business cards; the items that get printed.

web designer

Web design encompasses many different skills and disciplines in the production and maintenance of websites. The different areas of web design include web graphic design; interface design; authoring, including standardised code and proprietary software; user experience design; and search engine optimisation. Source; Wikipedia

Web designers mainly design for digital communication in the online space. They specialise in websites, email signatures, user interfaces, items that stay on screen.

similarities

Both disciplines use similar tools in the initial creative phases, e.g. sketching, conceptualising, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop & Sketch. Web designers often use the visuals that have been created by a graphic designer, for example a logo or banner graphics and style guide whit in user experience. Graphic designers should create logos in may different formats so they can be used across different mediums including the web. Read more about the formats psyborg® hands over to clients.

differences

When it comes to the execution the tools then separate. In print a graphic designer typically uses Adobe Indesign to execute press related designs.

A web designer uses tools like Adobe Dreamweaver or Adobe Muse to execute various code languages (e.g. HTML, CSS, PHP & MySQL) and platforms like WordPress to implement content management websites.

Graphic designers understand concepts such as layout, typography, the use of space, contrast, balance and colour.

Web Designers need to understand how to express these elements visually through user interfaces and the limitations of programming and displays used.

what does psyborg® do?

At psyborg® we do both. We understand how important branding and visual communication is for a business and therefore how we can integrate that brand offline and online using both graphic design and web design skills. So not only create a functional and impressive online presence for a business, but we can also provide all the print aspects as well.

I believe being efficient in both graphic and web design helps with consistency across all mediums, as we know consistency is very valuable when building your brand.

to sum up

While both graphic design and web design do have similarities they are also unique professions. We cater for businesses looking for graphic designers and web designers in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie region.

Daniel Borg

Daniel Borg

Creative Director

psyborg® was founded by Daniel Borg, an Honours Graduate in Design from the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Daniel also has an Associate Diploma in Industrial Engineering and has experience from within the Engineering & Advertising Industries.

Daniel has completed over 2800 design projects consisting of branding, content marketing, digital marketing, illustration, web design, and printed projects since psyborg® was first founded. psyborg® is located in Lake Macquarie, Newcastle but services business Nation wide.

I really do enjoy getting feedback so please let me know your thoughts on this or any of my articles in the comments field or on social media below.

Cheers Daniel