October 11th, 2011
Ladies and gents, Lava presents the Elk Accessories iPhone App which you can download here.
Following on from Elk's hugely successful main website, we wanted to create a unique experience for the many iPhone users. The Elk iPhone App can be downloaded via the iTunes store, and it provides an ideal snap shot of Elk for users on the run. Users can see everything from the latest Collections, to Marnie and Adam's wonderfully personalised blog, and even details of nearest Stockists to you based on your iPhone's GPS coordinates (with your permission, of course!).
With m(obile)commerce set to overtake that of traditional desktop computers in 2014, the move to a custom mobile experience is truly underway. Lava is well abreast of this change, so we encourage you to get in touch and ask us about what's possible. Now is definitely the time to start planning!
July 13th, 2011
There’s been a lot of talk about HTML5 and how it compares to Flash- and whether it will actually start to dominate the way we present graphic content on the web. It’s a pretty exciting time- we’re starting to see some really innovative uses of HTML5, opening up new possibilities for web development.
January 10th, 2011
The Lava team loves the iPad, so we were delighted to learn that an accessory called the Nomad Brush will be released early in 2011. This is essentially a paintbrush-like device, that enables the user to draw/ paint directly into a digital format on their iPad screen. It's a similar principle to the very popular Wacom tablet products, used widely by graphic and industrial designers alike. Anyway, the Nomad product looks very promising so we eagerly await it's arrival and a thorough trial run.
July 21st, 2010
PMA Australia-New Zealand is the first stand-alone global affiliate of Produce Marketing Association (PMA) - the leading global trade association serving the entire produce and floral supply chains. PMA A-NZ came to Lava requiring a new brand and dynamic online presence that gives users with an invaluable ‘go-to’ resource and place to interact.
The new site will gives the PMA A-NZ a terrific platform to showcase its core services (Expo, Forums, Information Programs & Foundation). It provides significant exposure to showcase Sponsors, and effectively attract new members, and providing services to existing members (e.g. renewals, exclusive content, etc.).
The website design is clean, elegant and vibrant, using textured backgrounds of fruits, vegetables and flowers. The predominantly green colour palette is complemented by dashes of orange and yellow. The Homepage summarises selected dynamic content, to ensure the site is relevant to repeat visitors, such as upcoming Latest News and Events.
Some features of the website include; a multimedia gallery (videos, audio and images), Lava’s Blog facility (enabling various publishers, and back-end CMS moderation), online advertising (including statistical analysis), RSS feeds for select content, integrated incoming data feeds, and online Polls. All of this is managed via the central Lava CMS.
July 21st, 2010
There are some big players, making big plays at the moment. Apple hates Adobe, Microsoft hates Google, Lava hates Squarespace - but that's another story...
Google has offered it's free Google Docs services to all free of charge for several years now, and the number of full-time users has increased along the journey. Now, it seems that Microsoft wants some of the pie, now offering it's Office suite of products free of charge at docs.com.
The service really is very impressive with all of Word, Excel and Powerpoint available for use from any internet-connected computer (aren't they all?). A short leap of critical thinking will bring us to the question - "won't M$ lose revenue giving away software?".