The Silent Partner has arrived!

After the excitement of Evan’s Chocolate Lindt ball melting in Melbourne video, we put pressure on him to get his portfolio web site updated.

Once again, we used the WordPress framework and Bruce selected a theme called Hueman.  It is a beautiful and simple responsive theme.  We modified it a little to make the menu appear where Ev wanted it, along the way introducing Ev to the power of WordPress and the cleverness of Firebug in Mozilla Firefox.

The Silent Partner went live today. It showcases a selection of Evan’s work from Method Studios and some of his personal work. Most important is his current show reel a 1 minute 9 seconds review of some of his work.

I also like Evan’s quirky photography and I look forward to seeing more after he and Steph visit Mexico and New York in March.

Well done, Ev. Great to see your work up and out there.


Celebrating Beer, Beef & Fellowship

Today we launched a new web site – for the Beer & Beef Club of Melbourne.

The Beer & Beef Club celebrates beer, beef and fellowship.  First established in June 1963, it was set up by Carlton & United Breweries with the charter of promoting beer and appreciating it as a perfect beverage to accompany good food.

The club has been expanded to a number of state and regional areas, some of which are very active, so our new web site has a home for each active region and state, where events can be promoted.  These are all linked to the Beer & Beef Club of Australia.

The development of the web site was a collaborative effort between Bruce & myself.  We had a lot of fun and just a couple of terse words bringing it together, but we are truly delighted with the finished work!

B+B beer-beef-fellowship 2

Peninsula College of Nails & Beauty – brand new look

My latest project is a brand new look and feel for the Peninsula College of Nails & Beauty, for Helen and Karen.  PCNB is a college for people who want to join (or rejoin) the beauty industry, either in a salon or working from their home business.

Bruce designed a new look using the Theme Horse Attitude WordPress theme, which is fully responsive, easy to customise and can display a slideshow.  He chose some beautiful images from Masterfile Stock Photos, which we incorporated into the slideshow.

We used the Raleway & PT Sans Google Fonts to add to the clean high key look.

I really enjoyed the project and look forward to training Helen and Karen on how to manage the site later in the year.

So this is the old look:

Learn Beauty originalAnd here is our bright, clean new look:

Learn Beauty new

It’s All About You – a better site

I was approached recently by Alison and Karen who run a business providing hair and make up services for weddings and special occasions.  Their business will service events anywhere in Melbourne, and they pride themselves on the stylists and artists they employ for these very special occasions.

Alison and Karen have a web site It’s All About You, but they wanted to make some changes to the content to make it easier to read and navigate.  They were keen to ensure that their site was visible to search engines.  They also wanted to introduce their own services for follow up.

The site uses a template from Template Monster, written in .html.

It has been a lot of fun working on the first phase of this glamorous and enticing site with a dynamic duo.


Down Under Online – now online

Good friend Michael Mardel develops and publishes easy to use black line masters for individualised learning.

His site needed a fresher look, and I am thrilled to today announce that the new look website is now live at

Bruce designed the look and feel, borrowing from the classic Australian green and gold colours and I implemented it using the WordPress framework and Themekraft theme.

Down Under Online


This site is built using WordPress. Pages and even Posts may come and go and themes (look of the site) will change as I test some of the offerings from the WordPress community.

As I write this I am playing with the twenty-twelve theme.  As you are reading this you may see a completely different look.

HelpAtThea in Twenty-Twelve

As I post, this is what the site looks like. Still raw.