Websites we've designed

This page showcases examples of our web design work; please also check out our graphic design portfolio

Celebrity Lash
First Scene

First Scene are New Zealand's largest prop and costume hire company. They really enjoy their jobs as you can see by the pride they take in their amazing range of items. Having previously had a restrictive website arrangement, First Scene approached ByteMe looking for a open and flexible website structure.

The new First Scene website ticks all the boxes. It handles the 1000's of items in First Scene's range and allows larger photographs of each item than previously possible. The team at First Scene now update all the content, after the initial loading process where ByteMe exported the details from the old website.

Flash animations with professional photographs were created for each of the three departments to showcase what each area has to offer.

CMS: Drupal
eCommerce: Ubercart
Launch Site
Celebrity Lash
Celebrity Lash

Celebrity Lash is NZ´s premier trainer of Lash Stylists. Elisia and the team conduct the training from a dedicated classroom facility within their Grey Lynn salon. Aside from teaching people to apply eyelash extensions, Celebrity Lash also sells quality products, including: Adhesives, Remover, Lashes, Eyepads.

Our graphic design team also created the "eye catching" logo for Celebrity Lash which is used throughout the website, in print and on their product labels.

Photographs for the website were professionally taken and the fisheye effect on the main page draws a lot of attention to them. The site is static, written using open standards.

CMS: Drupal
eCommerce: Ubercart
Launch Site
Withers Tsang
Withers Tsang

Withers Tsang offers a full range of traditional accounting and taxation, strategic planning and consultancy services, from their offices in Ponsonby, Auckland. Withers Tsang also specialises in investment properties and is very active in that scene.

The Withers Tsang website is packed with functionality, which involved a significant amount of customisation to the Drupal Content Management System and Ubercart eCommerce platform.

The specific requirements included multiple integration points to the DPS eCommerce payment gateway, a seminar management system including reporting, secure client area, online account payments, and distinction between the Withers Tsang and Withers Tsang+ brands.

CMS: Drupal
eCommerce: Ubercart
Gateway: DPS
Launch Site
General Products
General Products

General Products is NZ´s largest bias binding manufacturer but didn´t have an effective website to promote their products. We created a simple and effective layout to showcase their range of products and also organised for our photographer to shoot the entire range.

Aside from the more informative and appealing design of the new site, it has also been optimised for the search engines (SEO) so Philip now receives more qualified and relevant traffic from the organic search results in Google. General Products also advertises with Finda which helps generate additional traffic and also is a great help with the SEO. (Links from Finda pass that sites page rank to General Products)

CMS: Joomla Launch Site
Cerise
Cerise

Cerise makeup & lashbar is Auckland's premier provider of makeup and eyelash extensions. From her studio in Ponsonby, Elisia has built a successful business and maintains an excellent rapport with all her clients. Having applied over 500 sets of eyelash extensions, she is also one of the most experienced people in this market.

Elisia does some of the photoshop work herself, including the beautiful logo which you'll see on the site. The portfolio page was built from scratch using javascript. The goal being to have large pictures to show of the beautiful lashes, without making people wait a long time for the pictures to load. We achieved this goal by pre loading the pictures, so as you are viewing the first one, the other pictures are loading in the background.

The website is also optimised for search engines (SEO) and a second domain name (eyelashextensions.co.nz) has been registered for the same reason.

Languages: PHP, CSS,
Javascript, HTML
Launch Site
Joanna Lawn
Joanna Lawn

Joanna Lawn created history by winning Ironman NZ six times consecutively and is on a quest to become an Ironman World Champion by winning the annual event in Hawaii. Jo needed a quality website to keep fans informed, attract new sponsors, and showcase existing sponsors and the support team.

We created a design that mixed a combination of photos and media exposure with news and blog sections which Jo & Armando update themselves whilst they´re on the road. Even upcoming events can be added into the calendar so that all visitors to the site know when Jo is next competing.

In addition to the website we have created multiple email marketing campaigns to update Jo´s fans and sponsors on the latest results. Now the template has been created, new emails can be mailed out quickly and easily which was imperative during the busy Ironman season.

CMS: Drupal Launch Site
Real Foods
Real Foods

Real Foods main business is importing food items, some of these are international brands from around the world for supply to the New Zealand & Australia Grocery Industry, including: Vitasoy, Lowans cereals, weight watchers crisp bread, popping corn, Fragata, Country Gold and Sunreal.

From the get go, Jamie & Peter recognised the importance of being able to update their website as products lines evolved.

Due to the number of products within the various lines offered by Real Foods, the Virtuemart eCommerce add-on was also integrated into the site; with the full range of eCommerce features available, setting up products was a breeze. Real Foods maintain the site content themselves.

In addition to the website development, ByteMe also created an animated gif for the header graphic, wrote training material, and loaded all the website content for Real Foods.

CMS: Joomla
eCommerce: Virtuemart
Launch Site
Tool Power
Tool Power

ToolPower is an importer of quality power tools and accessories,from brands that you can trust. Based in the Waikato, Paul & Dale offer a superior service, with incredible prices.

Paul was adamant that his website should not only offer best of class, eCommerce functionality; it also needed to look great. Our designer, Phill, put a lot of time into the ToolPower logo, banner graphic, and the integrated ruler - which acts as a border between the various sections of the site. No doubt, the more astute of you, will also notice the customised buttons, which have been screwed onto the site.

Additionally, the ToolPower site has an integrated, "other customers also purchased" feature, which recommends additional products based on what others have ordered.

ToolPower customers, are protected by an SSL secure certificate, when placing their orders. Complimentary SSL protection is available to all ByteMe customers on the Small Business hosting plan.

CMS: osCommerce
Gateway: Paymate
Launch Site
Waitakere Acupuncture
Waitakere Acupuncture

Waitakere Acupuncture operates a successful business out of there Titirangi premises. Mo really knows his stuff and even got hands on with the website, adding a lot of the content himself once we´d completed the basic site.

Mo´s vision was to create a portal of information so that people wanting to learn about TCM or acupuncture would be well informed.

Aside from the website, we also created the logo and some business cards. Mo continues to add to his website on a regular basis, making it one of the most information sites in the industry. Aside from the traffic generated from the organic search results, Mo also runs a Google Adwords campaign to bring additional traffic into the site.

CMS: Joomla Launch Site
Body Smart
Body Smart

Bodysmart is an elite studio gym based in Victoria Park, Auckland. Bodysmart serves corporate and professional athletes in the gym, and also provides personal training, physiotherapy, and massage therapy services.

Roger and Wade wanted a site that would provide key information to prospective clients, and also give people an easy way to join the gym. There are a lot of pictures on the site, which are selected randomly and altered each time a menu option is clicked. The Bodysmart team also have their profiles loaded on the site.

CMS: Joomla - Gym site, Wordpress - Endurance site Launch Site
ByteMe
ByteMe Internet

ByteMe Internet, this very website, and a leading website design and hosting company, based in Auckland, NZ. Brendon Scott starting the company in 2005. In two short years, we've worked on lots of exciting websites, and other IT projects.

The design goals for byteme.co.nz were: Attractively simple, and easy to navigate. By using open standards (php, css, html) search engine optimisation (seo) was a breeze. Website traffic peaked at 628 unique visitors, during April 2007. Of course, the bulk of those unique visitors were attracted by the integrated blog, which unfortunately got the chop in the last site overhaul.

Languages: PHP, CSS,
HTML, Javascript
Launch Site