12 Apr 2008

WordPress 2.5

Posted by kilbot | Filed under: News

Wordpress logoWordPress 2.5 was released a couple of weeks ago and I’ve just updated here at the Kilbot Factory. Wow. This is not a minor release, they have almost completely redone the look of the admin section, particularly the ‘Write’ pages.

Most impressive for me is the upgrade to the rich text editor, WordPress still uses TinyMCE but they’ve upgraded to v.3 which seems to have ironed out a lot of the bugs. Anyone familiar with the old rich text editor will know it was frustrating at best, for most clients I would switch it off and tell them write in code view… not the best solution but much easier than trying to explain/teach the quirks of visual mode.

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17 Jul 2007

Waterkeepers Australia

Posted by kilbot | Filed under: News, Portfolio

Waterkeepers Australia websiteWaterkeepers Australia came to us in desperate need of a website redesign. Their previous website was hard to update, hard to navigate and hard to read. So this is what we did;

  • Stripped out the old table-based layout and started from scratch with a fresh, modern design.
  • Installed WordPress as a content management system for easy updating.
  • Integrated Google Calendar and Flickr to increase community involvement.
  • Brought members and participation to the fore with feature boxes and quick links.

We think the results speak for themselves, so please check out the Waterkeepers Australia website and help protect Australia’s precious waterways.


17 May 2007

Gisborne Golf Club

Posted by kilbot | Filed under: News, Portfolio

We have just released a new site for Gisborne Golf Club, a great golf course about 45 minutes drive north of Melbourne. The site uses WordPress as a content management system for easy updating and features the high standards of coding and attention to detail that you would expect from a Kilbot Factory website.


18 Apr 2007

Pressure Dynamics

Posted by kilbot | Filed under: News, Portfolio

Pressure Dynamics websitePressure Dynamics is the leading designer and manufacturer of hydraulic machines and systems in Australia, and thanks to the Kilbot Factory they have a great new website to show off their work.


1 Jan 2007

It’s that stats time of year

Posted by kilbot | Filed under: News

Australia has an internet penetration of 70.7% (14,663,622 users) according to Nielsen (via internetworldstats.com). This is slightly higher than North America (68.1%) but below Malta (78.1%). This is a measure of people who have access to the web… and probably not a true indication of how many people actually use the internet regularly. Given that the number of broadband users is 1,300,359 there are still a lot of people who have dial-up to check their email once a month.

On a semi-related note, Whirlpool.net.au is having their annual Australian Broadband Survey, you can give your view on the state of broadband in Australia by going to http://whirlpool.net.au/survey/. The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete.