Category: Development

Your Company Profile + Our Microsite = A Winning Online Presence

As the name suggests, a microsite is a miniature website made up of a single, dynamic webpage, with multi-dimensional functionalities. It is simple, cost-efficient and a visually appealing platform with which to deliver snack-sized, but relevant, information about a business, product or service.

Categories: Advertising Branding Development

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Shopify vs WooCommerce - We Have Our Winner

So you want to sell online? Smart move! With the amount of e-shoppers in SA growing as fast as a line for free coffee at Starbucks, an e-commerce platform for your business is becoming one of the best ways to attract new customers, trade round the clock and keep that cash rolling in. Ka-ching!

Categories: Development E-commerce

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2018 is looking bright!

2017 was quite a year! Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States, 90’s fashion made a comeback, Beyoncé popped twins, 140 million hours were watched on Netflix every day, Greenery was the Pantone colour of the year, and Salt Bae caused a stir on social media as he flamboyantly sprinkled salt on carved steaks.

Categories: Branding Careers Development

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The Importance of a Mobile Responsive and User-Friendly Website.

Did you know that in South Africa, cell phones are taking the place of computers, and more than 60% of South Africans now frequently use their cell phones to browse the internet? We live in a world where we can shop, bank, book air tickets, get directions from A to B and make dinner reservations all with the simple touch of a button from our cell phones! So, with all this in mind, the fact stands; if you don’t have a mobile responsive and user-friendly website, you’re going to lose business.

Category: Development

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From Garage to Greatness.

Once upon a time in a garage far, far away (well, not really, just on the other side of the hill in Westville), a couple of ambitious (and crazy) youngsters took on a freelance job. They had no idea at the time that this little job would be the beginning of an epic adventure.

Categories: Advertising Branding Careers Design Development E-commerce SEO Social Media Video

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What Is E-commerce?

Exciting. Economical. Efficient. Just a few reasons why e-commerce is a growing retail trend in South Africa and around the world. In fact, according to MoneyWeb “online retail continues to grow at a rapid rate in South Africa, having maintained a growth rate of above 20% since the turn of the century.” So what exactly is e-commerce and how do you go about making it work for you and your business?

Categories: Advertising Development E-commerce

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Jitterbugs Website Design and Development

We’ll be the first to admit that we’re incredibly lucky to have the clients that we do. We’re even luckier that they trust us to handle a variety of areas within their branding. This last month, we took on the complete design and development of a brand new website for Jitterbugs, a personalised sticker and label printing company based in Durban.

Categories: Design Development

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When last did you update your website?

What do websites and the movie, “How to lose a guy in 10 days” have in common? Wait for it… The “love fern.” Believe it or not, your website (and any relationship) is like a plant that needs to be watered, nurtured, pruned and even re-potted from time to time. If you don’t, well - we all know what happens there. It’s pretty dire and to be honest, it’s costly and best avoided.

Categories: Advertising Development SEO

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Top Things to Include on a School Website

School website design plays a vital role in your school’s online presence. Like any other business, the aim of an educational website is multi-fold. It needs to provide information for new and current users, while converting browsing visitors. Unlike a commercial website however, school websites often need to cater to a larger audience. Many school sites include portals for students, parents and teachers, in addition to the broader information that can be accessed by anyone who lands on the website.

Categories: Advertising Development

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5 Reasons to Invest in Professional Website Design

With more tools on the market than ever before, DIY website design is on the rise. While this is good news for personal bloggers who want to create a simple and quick website, it is not always ideal for businesses who want a powerful presence online. It can be tempting to look for cheap or free shortcuts that allow you to get a website up and running. Sadly however, taking the DIY route can be devastating in the long run.

Categories: Design Development

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The Sharks – Celebrating a Year of Ferocious Marketing

Coffee Creative Studio is proud to have reached a milestone in our work with one of the best-loved rugby teams in the country, with 2016 marking a full year of ferocious integrated marketing strategies for The Sharks.

Categories: Advertising Design Development

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Website Development vs Website Design

Website design and development are terms that are all too often used interchangeably, or even simultaneously, leading many people to assume that they are one and the same. Ultimately however, while website development ties in very closely with design, these two services have very different purposes and goals when it comes to the overall success of a website. What are the core differences between the two, and how do they work together to create an amazing website? Let’s take a look…

Categories: Design Development

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