Last month, we had the absolute please of working with the team at Intrepid Group Travel on the design and...
Last month, we had the absolute please of working with the team at Intrepid Group Travel on the design and development of the www.intrepidgroup.travel website.
Besides offering the world’s widest range of adventure tours, and being one of the nicest clients we’ve ever worked with, they also can boast to be one of one a few companies to be B Corp certified. A great achievement for and awesome organisation.
Their website was built within the Drupal 8 framework and you can view the website in more detail by clicking the link below.
After successfully helping Regis Aged Care to build their online presence over the past 3 years, through the design and...
After successfully helping Regis Aged Care to build their online presence over the past 3 years, through the design and development of their main website and a handful of microsites, we embarked integrating all website into one user friendly, information rich website that would better meet the users needs.
This involved a great deal of co-operation between the client and our IA’s to develop a website framework that could address the needs of website users that are faced with a very daunting task. More specifically, the website needed to have the ability to house all the information that’s needed for the website user (usually a family member caring for their partner or parent) to make a very important decision on where to place their loved one.
Pragmatically, Regis also offers so many different and diverse services from Aged Care Facilities, to Retirement homes, to in-home care, so the website architecture also need to be able to accommodate this information in a manner that was both easy to find and even easier to digest. More forever, the website needed to address all current accessibility standards and adhere to all best practices with regards to usability and SEO.
It was an ambitious undertaking and I’m proud to say that on the 3rd of June all the hard work from everyone at Regis and at Volume paid off.
Please click here to view the new and much improved Regis Aged Care website.
Volume has relocated to vibrant Cremorne!
We have been delivering exceptional digital projects for some of Australia’s leading brands for the past 18 years and now we are doing it from an exciting new location.
So if you are thinking about what to do with your next project, give us a call on our new number 03 9108 1441 or pop in to see us at 47 Cubitt Street, Cremorne, 3121
One of Australia’s leading Building Surveyors, Checkpoint, asked us to redesign and develop their new website. Launched earlier this year,...
One of Australia’s leading Building Surveyors, Checkpoint, asked us to redesign and develop their new website. Launched earlier this year, it was imperative to the directors at Checkpoint that the new site reflect their innovative, caring and professional approach. Servicing all of Australia, the website also had to clearly inform a user that regardless of which state or territory, Checkpoint are able to provide you with building consultancy services of the highest quality.
Check it out at www.check-point.com.au to view the website in more detail.
Hawthorn football star Sam Mitchell was on hand to launch the Alzheimer’s Australia Victoria website built by Volume to help...
Hawthorn football star Sam Mitchell was on hand to launch the Alzheimer’s Australia
Victoria website built by Volume to help support children.
Mitchell’s own family has been affected by dementia and as a result he has helped out by featuring in one of the videos in the site. The website also contains an audio book for pre-schoolers, interactive games as well as clear information for all age groups.
Volume is proud to be involved with such a great initiative.
We have delivered a full online and POS merchandise solution for Melbourne Victory Football Club, arguably the biggest A-League club...
We have delivered a full online and POS merchandise solution for Melbourne Victory Football Club, arguably the biggest A-League club in the country
Volume has a fantastic new and spacious home in East Melbourne. We have been delivering exceptional digital projects for some...
Volume has a fantastic new and spacious home in East Melbourne.
We have been delivering exceptional digital projects for some of Australia’s leading brands for the past 15 years, but now we are doing so with great views of the MCG!
We're very proud to announce the launch of the new ARB 4x4 responsive website.
Updated in every aspect, the new ARB responsive website is the culmination of over 18 months of research, design and execution. Over 1200 pages have been re-written and re-designed, including the entire customised section, providing a much more immersive experience for users.
Check it out at www.arb.com.au
It's been seven years since my last Movember campaign, but in 2014 my support is back.
In the busy lead up to the Christmas holiday period comes the plethora of email reminders that the annual Movember fundraising is coming and it’s usually a time when I personally look back with fond memories of a previous Movember campaign.
My Movember initiation goes back to 2006 during the final exam period while completing my Bachelor of Multimedia – Systems & Computing. It was so much fun back then, the university lifestyle, we were all such free little wildlings and trying to champion a meager mustache and attract donors wasn’t as easy with the young adults.
I remember particularly two presentations which I had suited up and had to pitch an online cloud based printing distribution business to investors, and to handover and deliver our online intranet built for Epworth Eastern Cardiology to their shareholders.
Both presentations were professionally delivered and well received as my scores for both subjects would be of High Distinction – until the final questions. “What’s with the mo?”.
I remember informing the stakeholders and investors of the fundraising campaign to better inform males of regular doctors checkups and raise awareness for prostrate cancer. Thankfully I got more donations from those 2 presentations than my entire month of championing.
I was also working at Mazda Australia head office back in 2006. This was an incredible time and Mazda was an infectious workplace where everyone backed each other up and really combined to bring out the best in each other. The general manager at the time informed the team that Mazda would match the final donations dollar for dollar.
It was a steam train of activity and everyone seemed to be getting donations from everywhere possible. I’ve never been associated with support for fundraising on this level.
We all reached over $1000 of donations each, an impressive effort.
So after 8 years in Movember hiatus I’ve decided to roll up the sleeves and put the razors to rest for November.
Nowadays I’m at Volume New Media in Bennetts Lane, and it feels like those early beginnings as we have a small team and I’m the only one partaking in Movember. The fundraising has been good with some very generous donors (Thanks Volume) but my ability to spread the word on mens health has been a bit lazy. I have three kids now and happily married so I have less time to give. Oh and two Assassins Creed games came out in November as well as the latest installment of The Hunger Games at the cinemas.
I’m much better prepared this time around and although the ‘mo’ isn’t what you’d call a ‘real mans mo’, it’s nearly getting full enough for people to actually understand what I’m trying to do.
Please visit my Movember space and support awareness for mens health.
So what is Movember all about?
The Movember Foundation challenges men to grow mustaches during Movember (formerly known as November), to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its mens health programs. To date, 4 million mustaches have been grown worldwide, but we won’t stop growing as long as serious mens health issues exist.
- Men die on average almost 5 years earlier than women – there’s no biological reason
- Each year around 20,000 Aussie men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer
- Testicular cancer is the second most common cancer, behind skin cancers, in men aged 18-39 years
- Tragically suicide is the leading cause of death for Aussie men aged 15-44 years
The reason for the poor state of mens health are numerous and complex and include:
- Lack of awareness and understanding of the health issues men face
- Men not openly discussing their health and how they’re feeling
- Reluctance to take action when men don’t feel physical or mentally well
- Men engaging in risky activities that threaten their health
- Stigmas surrounding mental health
- Men are less likely than women to seek help for health concerns, and also less likely to use health care services.
Money raised: $340.00
Movember has finished for 2014 and I raised $340 to the Movember Foundation. My daughter’s fourth birthday was held on December 2, of which I was quickly ordered to ‘get rid of that thing!’.
Below is a selfie of my last Movember moments.
It was the night of nights for Australian Art Music, when Melbourne played host for the first time to the...
It was the night of nights for Australian Art Music, when Melbourne played host for the first time to the 2014 Art Music Awards, presented by APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre held in the opulent interiors of the Plaza Ballroom on Collins Street.
The Art Music Awards are presented each year by the Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA) and the Australian Music Centre to recognise achievement in the composition, performance, education and presentation of Australian music.
The Art Music Awards consist of eleven national awards and various State Awards across categories covering composition, performance, and outstanding contributions by individuals and organisations in Australian music, in music education, experimental music, jazz and regional music.
The Performance of the Year Award went to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Simone Young with soloist Peter Coleman-Wright, for the performance of Brett Dean’s Last Days of Socrates, with text by Graeme Ellis. MSO Chorus director Jonathan Grieves-Smith accepted the award, making a tearful speech that spoke of the hours of hard work put in by the chorus and orchestra to bring off the thrilling and monumental performance.
This was an Australian première of a major work of which you might be wondering why this is on our Volume blog? I can proudly say because I was a part of this winning performance as I sing with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus.
Our winning performance was a result of many challenging hours of rehearsals that resulted in more than 50 minutes of riveting music, which engaged the intellect and took the listener on an endlessly fascinating aural journey. Musically we were asked to take on this work with energy, passion and unfolding emotion with committed playing of a high order and that we did as it is now viewed as The Performance of the Year and a landmark piece that will find its way into the repertoire of many orchestras and chorus’s around the world.
My memory will be of a sold out performance at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall with many members of a duly appreciative audience giving us four standing ovations at the end of what was a memorable night of music