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Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Victoria

Government agency website

The Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability is an independent statutory body in Victoria, appointed by the State Government to report on broad trends and outcomes in the management of Victoria's environmental assets. A new Commissioner, Gillian Sparkes, was appointed in 2014, and engaged Weave to create a new website.

The results

Weave's responsive design makes the most of Victoria's beautiful natural assets, subtly using hover and scrolling effects to frame the site's content dynamically and immersively. While most of the initial content is drawn from existing reports, we've designed this Drupal website to adapt well to new content as it is created, reflecting the Commissioner's renewed direction and energy.


Visit Yarra Valley and Visit Dandenong Ranges

Tourism websites

Yarra Ranges Tourism promotes tourist activities and accommodation in two of Victoria's most popular regions: the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne. They came to Weave looking for help with a pair of poorly-built Drupal websites that simply weren't doing the job for their operators or their customers. Basic functionality was broken, including search — a real problem for an organisation that relies on funding from its operators who expect value for money.

The results

After looking at the existing websites, we realised a rebuild using Drupal best practices was necessary. We started off simply by fulfilling the core functionality a tourism hub needs: listings of operators that can be easily found browsing in categories or using search. Having got the basics right, we've since developed an ongoing relationship with Yarra Ranges Tourism, and have progressively introduced new features including content integration with an accommodation booking system, and a custom-built itinerary planner. It's become a rewarding collaboration, and we're delighted that the websites won the commercial category at the 2016 Australian Web Awards.


EnergyInfoHub Drupal website

Not for profit website

EnergyInfoHub is a website created by Weave Web for the Consumer Utilities Advocacy Centre, to support the Energy Information Fund, a Victorian Government initiative. The Fund offers grants to community groups to inform and educate their community members about electricity pricing, particularly around smart meters and flexible pricing. The website promotes the funding opportunity, and publishes resources that come out of funded projects.

Getting clever with content

Weave Web created a website that uses content modelling to organise and display content in clever ways. Links between topics, projects and resources are dynamically created, so the website grows organically as new projects and resources come on board, while being easy for a single administrator to maintain. Content is easily searchable by topic, audience or language. We also developed a series of simple illustrations to explain the purpose of the website.


ClimateWorks Australia

Not-for-profit website

ClimateWorks Australia is a research-based, not-for-profit organisation that works with business, government and the community to help Australia move to a low-carbon economy. They needed a website that reflected their facts-based, business-oriented approach, while allowing them to add rich, informative, adaptable content.

Structured content the key

Weave created a website based on a structured content model. The model allows ClimateWorks to create and manage rich project-related content from the inception of a project to the publication of results. Relationships between projects, documents and news stories are built into the content management system, enabling project landing pages that dynamically present readers with pathways for further exploration.

Australian Web Awards 2013: Victorian winner, Not for profit category


Going Solar

Content-rich commercial website

Going Solar is one of Victoria's longest-running solar electricity and hot water companies. They design and install award-winning solar systems, and are leaders in environmentally sustainable design. Their previous website was old-fashioned in appearance, painful to update, and difficult for visitors to find their way around.

The results

Weave Web created a website that not only looks fresh and inviting, but makes it far easier for Going Solar to add and update information. For instance, when Going Solar publish a new case study, it automatically appears as related content alongside relevant services, audience types and even brands. The old website looked static and neglected; the new site is a hub of activity.


State of the bays 2016

Government agency website

In 2016 we developed the site to launch the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability’s State of the Bays Report. It’s one of the first to be launched digitally rather than in print – an environmentally responsible strategy. The brief for the site was to publish the 2016 State of the Bays report online. The report was also to reach a wider non-scientific audience including teachers and children; people interested in specific locations in Port Phillip Bay and Western Port; and those interested in particular species. The report itself is a scientific report written for environmental scientists and others in the scientific community

The results

It was clear that this site had to be a visual delight as well as offer up plenty of useful information. The content of the site has been 'sliced and diced' to cater to different needs. A visitor may be guided through the report information, they may choose to become more informed about the history of the Bay, or may simply go directly to what's happening near them.


The Lost Dogs' Home

  • The Lost Dogs' Home
  • The Lost Dogs' Home dog adoption information page
  • The Lost Dogs' Home cat adoption index page
  • The Lost Dogs' Home cat information
  • The Lost Dogs' Home FAQs
  • The Lost Dogs' Home News
  • The Lost Dogs' Home news article
  • The Lost Dogs' Home contact information

Not-for-profit website

Founded in 1910, The Lost Dogs' Home is Australia's largest animal shelter, and one of our most influential animal welfare organisations. Their existing website was badly in need of a design refresh, was confusing and poorly organised, and was lacking some basic functionality around pet adoptions. In short, it needed a complete overhaul.

Improving the adoption experience

When creating the new website, Weave Web used our expertise to revisit every aspect of the old site: content, organisation, design and functionality. We concentrated in particular on the adoption process, making it easy for users to see animals in their local area and get their questions answered, and incorporating an external inventory system seamlessly into the adoption experience.


BENCH PR

  • Logo design
  • Bench PR website design
  • Smart phone optimisation
  • Tablet optimisation
  • Bench PR
  • The Bench PR team
  • Blog index
  • Blog article
  • Bench PR clients
  • Case studies

PR agency website

Melbourne PR agency BENCH PR specialises in getting tech companies talked about. Their clients include both established enterprise IT companies like Check Point and Novell, and fast-growing cloud startups like Vend and Zendesk. They needed a website that better reflected their success in attracting well-known clients and bringing them tangible results in the form of media coverage.

The results

Weave Web started by designing BENCH PR a new logo to reflect the idea of a "benchmark" that the brand is built around. We then created a website that showcases the firm's high-profile clients and impressive results, using a series of collages created from real media headlines about each company, linked through to detailed case studies. Like BENCH PR's clients, the website is dynamic, businesslike and focused on results.


Airsafe

  • iPhone view
  • iPad view
  • animated hero backgournd
  • pulldown navigation
  • tabbed information
  • interactive google map

Asbestos consultant website

Airsafe are highly respected asbestos and hazardous material consultants, with over 30 years' experience in asbestos surveys and inspections, sample testing, and air monitoring during asbestos removal. Airsafe needed a new website that reflected their experience and professionalism, targeted both domestic and commercial customers, and crucially, ranked well in search engines.

The results

The responsive website we created combines a striking design - including ingenious use of moving images to create a 3D effect - with quality content that's optimised for both search engines and human readers. Since launch, traffic to Airsafe's site has more than doubled. This has been reflected in business growth: Airsafe's turnover has increased by over 30%, and they've had to employ new staff to meet increased demand!


Christine Nixon

  • Christine Nixon logo design
  • Christine Nixon website design
  • Christine Nixon responsive design
  • Christine Nixon website design
  • Christine Nixon homepage
  • Christine Nixon blog
  • Christine Nixon's book

Public figure website

Ex-Victorian Police Commissioner Christine Nixon is one of Australia's best-known public figures. Since leaving public service, Christine spends her time giving workshops, speaking in public, consulting with businesses, mentoring future leaders, and working with not-for-profit organisations. She needed a personal website that would demonstrate this broad range of activity.

The results

Weave Web designed a website that reflects both Christine's hard-won expertise and her warm, engaging style. Centred around a blog that will be a platform for Christine's sometimes controversial views, the website also allows Christine to promote the services she offers, especially workshops. The website presents an up-to-date overview of future workshops and is seamlessly integrated with the TryBooking ticketing system.