• Carly Willats

Our 2020 Joomla Australia Site Awards entries

We're proud to have submitted three sites for judging in this year's Joomla Australia Site Awards. We entered Off-Site Reception in the Marketing category, Gunggari Aboriginal Property Association in the Community category, and Kalwun Development Corporation in the Informational category.


We had such success entering the Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre website in last year's awards, winning in the "Most Innovative" and "People's Choice" categories and being finalist in the "Most Attractive" and "User Experience" categories, we are hopeful for great results this year, with the awards opening up to allow additional entries from agencies and individuals.

Off-Site Reception website


All Things Web was engaged to develop a unique, on-brand, functional and easy-to-maintain website for the growing team at Off-Site Reception.


We designed and built the website replacing an existing out-dated website, delivering a strong, professional online presence consistent with the organisations new brand and highly regarded reputation for exceptional service.


The team at Off-Site Reception was experiencing significant growth and undertaking a rebrand. They required a new website to represent their new brand and demonstrate their level of professionalism they were becoming known for, in the highly competitive industry of virtual assistants.


The client was familiar with Joomla and wanted to work with someone who could develop a unique site on the CMS, and who understood the potential of Joomla. All Things Web specialises in custom templates and we were very happy to work with such a well-organised client who had already engaged a copywriter and had logo files and a style guide ready to go.


We love this site because we feel we "nailed the brief". Designing a custom template allowed us to ensure the client's key marketing messages and brand were represented and reinforced throughout.


We worked with Mon Bruggeman from A Virtual Copywriting Monstar for the website copy and Evelyne Matti for the new logo.


You can see the new website in action at Off-Site Reception and read about the client's experience on the project on her Blog.


We now provide ongoing maintenance support to keep the software and security of the website up to date.

Gunggari Aboriginal Property Association website


I volunteered to build this association’s website to help the committee manage its membership and promote its role in furthering Native Title and Aboriginal Cultural Heritage for the Gunggari Aboriginal People.


I designed the logo and custom designed the site to adopt the new brand. I developed the site on a custom template and worked with the committee to write the content and configure the membership system.


The committee consists of volunteers, living remotely from each other, and managing memberships manually via paper and post.


Upon becoming Treasurer for the committee a couple of years ago I volunteered to convert some of the time-consuming manual processes to online systems and so deployed their new website with the JoomDonation/OSSolution Membership Pro extension to manage membership applications and payments.


Being able to deploy a Joomla website with the purpose of building a community, and allowing a non-profit committee to have a functional, low-cost, professional-level website to manage and communicate with its members is *to me* what Joomla is made for.


While it appears as a simple site on the outside and in comparison with larger more technically advanced Joomla websites, it represents so much more to its members and the committee. It is not only a source of pride for the committee, but it has also enabled an increase in membership and revenue by reaching younger generation Gunggari members who prefer online interactions.


I now provide hosting and maintenance, and ongoing support to the committee.


You can see the website at Gunggari Aboriginal Property Association.

Kalwun Development Corporation website


All Things Web was engaged to develop a new website that would promote Kalwun Development Corporation’s extensive services to the community, and provide an easy to use, stable, flexible platform for staff to maintain into the future.


We collaborated with the in-house designer to develop a custom responsive template and user-friendly information architecture to promote the services and clinics to the community.


Kalwun Development Corporation had an existing, ageing website, and were happy with the service we provided to redevelop their Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre website, so engaged us to work on the main organisation website.


All Things Web specialises in Joomla CMS and we developed a solution based on Joomla to meet their needs.


They have nine clinics providing health services to the community, so we developed a custom Google Map to help users find their local clinic and get directions. They wanted to communicate the variety of help they provide so we categorised the content and used alternative layouts to make navigation of the content more visual and easier for users.


We take pride in our ability to build light, minimal custom responsive templates using alternative layouts and template overrides to achieve enhanced functionality based on built-in Joomla features.


We provided training and documentation, and now provide ongoing hosting and maintenance.


Visit the Kalwun Development Corporation website to experience its custom design features.

We look forward to receiving the judges' feedback on our entries, and continuing to improve our websites for our clients.


Award Winners and Finalists will be announced on Tuesday 10/11/2020 at 10 am AEST on the Joomla Australia website.