Yellow Brick Road Marketing has developed a number of websites for a range of clients since 2006. More recent sites were developed using Joomla!® - an extremely powerful open source software that achieves amazing results at a minimal cost. Better still, it is a content management software (CMS) - meaning it empowers site owners to update content without specialised software and with only minimal training. YBRM now provides a complete service from site build through to on-the-job training to help businesses become their own site maintainers.
> forms.vinnies.org.au/blog - Volunteer News blog for St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra Goulburn (Wordpress).
> forms.vinnies.org.au - Vinnies Doorknock volunteer registration form for St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra Goulburn (Joomla!).
> www.calmbeginnings.net.au - The proprietor of Calmbeginnings, Cath Brennan, recognised the power of the internet to be an on-line brochure of her services complete with up to date timetables of classes and other events. Joomla! was just the solution. YBRM not only developed the site, but provided sufficient training to enable Cath to take complete control of updating and general site management.
> www.duncansutherland.com.au - Duncan Sutherland - Executive Coach was ready for a website that could not only be a valuable tool in providing services to his clients, but profile his skill sets and the services he is able to offer. Within 48 hours, YBRM had a site up and live for Duncan Sutherland, with the added value of training so that Duncan could manage his own site. YBRM will provide ongoing support to Duncan so he can keep moving forward and developing his website as his business expands.
> www.mediaesaurus.com.au - Eleanor Gates-Stuart is a visual artist who required a website onto which participants in her art project mediaesaurus, could upload article and images. YBRM used the native features of Joomla! to create the basic structure. We then trained Eleanor in the use of the software and provide ongoing support to assist her with her site management.
> www.servicesciencesociety.org.au - Service Science Society, located in Canberra, Australia, required the timely completion of its website and ongoing maintenance. YBRM provides updates on demand and, where possible, within 24 hours. "Rene Sutherland has done an excellent job in establishing the Service Science Society web presence, which she has done in a timely, reliable and accurate manner and we are confidence that our site in being maintained in a hassle-free way."
Dr Liam O’Brien
Vice-President Service Science Society, August 2010.
> www.bigsound.net.au - Bigsound Studios, located in Canberra, Australia, needed its Joomla 1.0 site upgraded to Joomla 1.5 (because after July, the Joomla community will no longer be supporting J1.0). Big Jim of Bigsound studios also wanted a robust form for people to register to his programs - not only that, but he wanted to be able to create forms himself in the future (and he's the first to admit computer programming isn't his thing!). The beauty of Joomla is that there are a multitude of extensions out there that require no programming ability to use. Yellow Brick Road Marketing not only upgraded his site and set up Big Jim with his form software - but decked out the site in a new, smart-looking template.
"I would like to express my absolute joy working with Rene from YBRM. I found myself in a troubled situation with my website, Rene was excellent and easy to work with, understood what I needed, and suggested things in ways I could understand. Rene not only rebuilt my site, but also gave me training on how to update and change it myself so I have control over my own site. I would recommend Rene for any of your website needs, and I’m sure you will have a fantastic experience just as I did." Big Jim, June 2009
> www.megalo.org (previous version - also in Joomla!) - Megalo Print Studio + Gallery, located in Canberra, Australia, needed to not only update its web presence, but have a website solution that enabled anybody in the organisation to do updates of information without the need for lengthy training in a web development program such as Dreamweaver or GoLive. Joomla! provided the perfect solution. Yellow Brick Road Marketing helped Megalo staff to choose a template, modified it to reflect the organisation's identity and set up the website structure ready for copy and images to be inserted. The staff was then trained in how to input information. The result is a site that is 100% Megalo staff effort with 100% control on its ongoing development. Just the sort of client autonomy that YBRM aims to achieve!
> www.shoalhavenriveroysters.com.au (no longer live) - Shoalhaven River Oysters Inc is an assocation of oyster farmers and processors at the estuary of the Shoalhaven River on the South Coast of NSW, Australia. The fledgling organisation engaged Yellow Brick Road Marketing to develop a marketing plan - a recommendation of which was to create a website to provide a 'shop-front' for the organisation.
> www.interactivemedialink.com.au (no longer live)- Interactive Media Link was a firm specialising in the sale of interactive whiteboards to schools and businesses. As a fast growing business, it needed a new business identity, which YBRM facilitated. It also required a smart looking website to display its products. Joomla! was the perfect solution as it enables the business operator to change content quickly and easily on the fly.
> www.andiandgeorge.com (no longer live) - The Canberra based musicians The Andi and George Band needed to build onto their highly successful MySpace domain to have their own website. They required a low-cost, smart solution that would enable them to update their own content without the cost of paying someone else to do it. So Joomla! was the solution here as well with full support services available through YBRM to provide just-in-time training and support. "I found Rene was very open, understanding and attentive to detail. Rene was able to take our ideas and build a beautiful website that reflects our ideology and music. She's an angel!" (Andi of The Andi and George Band, May 2008)
> www.ianwilliamsstudio.com - South Coast artist, Ian Williams, obtained a total marketing package from YBRM. Part of the marketing plan entailed creating a simple and colourful website. Ian needed a web solution, which would allow him to edit his site without specialised software and minimal training. This site was therefore also built using Joomla!.
> www.mareeazzopardi.com - Maree Azzopardi is an internationally recognised Australian artist. This is her official website built with static pages (as compared to the dynamic pages of a CMS). It is the best solution for Maree, as YBRM provides the service of full image management for effecive design and optimisation of images to ensure the site remains light and fast loading. So while she is busy doing what she does well - being an artist - YBRM ensures prompt updating of image galleries at the pace that her exhibition schedule demands. "Rene has done an amazing job on my website and I trust her totally to maintain it. I would reccommend YBRM to any business." (Maree Azzopardi, June 2008)
> www.konkolowicz.com.au - Site of Barbara Konkolowicz: artist and photographer. Barbara wanted a stylish site to showcase her photographic pieces. "Rene's empathy with clients, talent for design, her sharp analytical skills and expertise in communication perfectly shaped and presented what my work and services are about." (Barbara Konkolwicz, March 2007)
> www.ybrm.com.au - The home of Yellow Brick Road Marketing.
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