Currumbin Alley Surf School offer year – round surfing lessons on the Gold Coast for people of all ages, sizes and ability levels. They are a fully licensed and insured surf school with a professional and enthusiastic team of surfing instructors. The website is fun, easy to use, and ranks highly due to the work ongoing work of the Thrive SEO team. Through the use of sliders, breathtaking hero imagery, and an advanced online booking system, Thrive assures that all clients are well informed and lead directly to make the booking thats right for them or their children.
This gallery takes advantage of the built-in gallery features of WordPress. Simply use the WordPress admin to create a standard gallery and insert it in the page.
You can adjust the size of the thumbnails and full-size images in the settings. You may need to rebuild your images.
Options are under Settings > PhotoSwipe 2.0
You can try:
UC Dental is a full-service dental clinic located in on the Gold Coast who came to Thrive in need for a clean, striking digital upgrade. We created a modern, dark interface to match their crisp branding in hopes to help them stand out from their surrounding competition.
“Thrive have been thoroughly successful in creating a modern & responsive website for our dental practice. In my opinion, their quality of graphic design is unrivalled by their industry competitors. They also displayed excellent communication throughout the whole process of designing our website & were very helpful with implementing all of our suggestions & changes.”
Ever heard of Echo Panel? It’s a highly sustainable and soundproof material that Cre8 Sound + Design specialise in. They provide everything from unique furniture to the installation of wall panelling systems specifically designed for acoustics. With this site project, we designed the mod homepage to reflect their ergonomic position in the market, while in the backend we customised their shopping cart which required some special options. Have a little hover over their recent work to see brief specs … spesh.
Supesu a shiny new responsive WordPress 5 theme. Designed to be minimal in its simplicity, allowing you to showcase your posts with fabulous photography, images or typography,
Want to contribute? We are now on Github
Frank & Joy are elegant, first class wedding planners situated in Byron Bay, specialising in hire, events, weddings and styling. By curating and refining clients collection of instagram and pinterest inspiration images, they combine everything into a unique and clear brief that reflects who their clients really are, bringing their dreams and aspirations to life as well as fitting into their budget. They approached Thrive for logo, branding and website design. Through the use of elegant and refined branding and clean web design, Thrive has created a user-friendly website that portrays the creative essence of Frank & Joy.
Evolt 360 is the world’s first intelligent bioscan, which can record 40 different body composition measurements within 60 seconds. Through the use of advanced animated graphics, icons, graphs, sliders and embedded video displays, Thrive has crafted a state-of-the-art digital platform to concisely inform users of our the Evolt scanner and connecting app works.
Extending on Chris Mallinson great tutorial here we have fine-tuned this guide for our WordPress setup and made some updates for the latest version of OSX which we will endeavour to keep up to date.
After toying with Vagrant boxes for a year or two we have gone back to the simplicity and “always on” speed of this native setup. The downside is it can be tricky to setup and easy to break.
To start your journey, you will need to set up Xcode, Apple’s own software development bundle. You can grab this from the App Store or (for all OS X Mavericks 10.9 and higher) run the below command in terminal.
Click install on the dialogue box and wait for it to complete. Once it’s installed, you will need to start up the app – the tools won’t work unless it has been started up at least once – then accept the licence agreement and shut it down.
Next, you will need to install Homebrew, a popular package manager for OS X, by running the below command in terminal.
ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
Run the below command in terminal to install MySQL.
brew install mysql
Download version 5.7 if you are having issues…
Finally, run the command below in terminal to install dnsmasq. This allows wildcard subdomain names.
brew install dnsmasq cd $(brew --prefix); mkdir etc; echo 'address=/.localhost/127.0.0.1' > etc/dnsmasq.conf sudo cp -v $(brew --prefix dnsmasq)/homebrew.mxcl.dnsmasq.plist /Library/LaunchDaemons sudo launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/homebrew.mxcl.dnsmasq.plist sudo mkdir /etc/resolver sudo bash -c 'echo "nameserver 127.0.0.1" > /etc/resolver/localhost'
Now we have to set up Apache, a cross-platform web server, which is where we will store our web files. Get this started by running the below command in terminal.
sudo apachectl start
To test this is working, head over to http://localhost/ in your browser. You should see a page that says “It Works”.
Now we need to make a few quick changes to the configuration files. Run the following command in terminal.
sudo nano /private/etc/apache2/httpd.conf
Then use the terminal search feature (ctrl + w) to find and uncomment (remove the ‘#’) the following lines:
#LoadModule php5_module libexec/apache2/libphp5.so
or php7 for Mojave or High Sierra uncomment
#LoadModule php7_module libexec/apache2/libphp7.so
#LoadModule vhost_alias_module libexec/apache2/mod_vhost_alias.so
Then, using the same search (ctrl + w) find and comment out (add a ‘#’ in front of each line) to the following:
<Directory /> AllowOverride none Require all denied </Directory>
This will give Apache full access to your file system and help direct all your files and virtual hosts to the right places.
Next, to give writing access to all your site directories, run the following command in terminal.
Search for your username and then ensure that group is changed to staff as seen below. User should be set your your user. Use whoami in terminal to check your username.
# # If you wish httpd to run as a different user or group, you must run # httpd as root initially and it will switch. # # User/Group: The name (or #number) of the user/group to run httpd as. # It is usually good practice to create a dedicated user and group for # running httpd, as with most system services. # User example_user Group staff
Next, run the below command in terminal to find the next file we need to edit.
sudo nano /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf
Look for the following lines, and ensure that __user__ matches your username (hint: whoami).
And also /Users/__myfolder__/www/sites/%1/public matches you website locations!
Note: .dev no longer works as Chrome now forces to HTTPS via preloaded HSTS
<Directory "/Users/__user__/www"> Options Indexes MultiViews FollowSymLinks AllowOverride All Require all granted </Directory> <Virtualhost *:80> VirtualDocumentRoot "/Users/__myfolder__/www/sites/%1/public" ServerName sites.localhost ServerAlias *.localhost UseCanonicalName Off </Virtualhost>
Now restart Apache by running the following line in the terminal.
sudo apachectl restart
Now make a test website at the path you defined in httpd-vhosts.conf and you should be able to view it at your foldername.local !
Done. Please let us know if you have any more tips or feedback to help others.
Zentveld’s Coffee is a family-owned coffee plantation and roastery based in Byron Bay supplying local, spray free, organic arabica coffee. Thrive created a warm new digital interface to display Zentveld’s wide range of coffee, tea, roasting equipment and barista courses. With a wholesale feature for registered retailers and in-depth strength and brewing details regarding each of the individual blends, we have made sure that all Zentveld’s customers are guided to finding the coffee that is right for them.
Temp Chef Labour Hire is one of our recent clients who provide professional services and solutions such as personal Chefs, commercial Chefs, and remote location Chef staffing. All Chefs are professionals with 5+ years of experience! We designed a clean and high end feeling website with effective iconography and a dark modern colour palette steering away from a generic look to a more visually engaging experience.
“We love it! The whole thing is absolutely perfect, can’t thank you enough.” – Lucy from Temp Chef Labour Hire
Roam Films is a Gold Coast based Film studio with clients such as Gold Coast Tourism, Brisbane Lions, and Brumby’s Bakery to name a few. They came to us in need of a site redesign to showcase their portfolio of cinematography work. The site offers a neat and simple design with super fast loading, allowing users to navigate through the site with ease and view their work showcase with out long load times.
Goldsky Asset Management came to us with a challenging brief. They needed a complete brand refresh and website creation that will set them far ahead of the competition and they needed it yesterday. They gave us free reign to create an exciting and modern new style for a typically stale and conservative industry. We developed a suite of amazing illustrations along with various stylish documents and high end print work. It’s an ongoing and evolving project, check out our social media for updates.
Ronnie Grammatica is an Italian photojounralist who has crafted beautiful stories for clients across Europe, the Caribbean and Australia. Thrive created a simple and modern digital portfolio that can aptly display his proficient work in mastering photographic wedding stories and brand identities.
Experts in IVF support, fertility & pregnancy acupuncture, Holistic Acupuncture Gold Coast came to us needing new branding & Logo as well as a full redesign of their website. The new logo and site offer a soft and inviting design to better reflect Holistic Acupunctures’ services and benefits.
A brand new cookery school at “The Kitchens”, a bustling new urban marketplace at Robina Town Centre. It’s a community epicentre where artisans, chefs, providores, purveyors and food lovers can come together. The website features a sophisticated booking system with onsite checkout built in WooCommerce. We styled the site with an off grid layout and “icon” driven navigation reflecting the trendy urban style of this exciting new expansion.
Local Currumbin based design team “Pollen” specialise in branding, design and marketing communications. They produce great work but struggled with self promotion so they came to us to help with the design of their new website. They wanted to push their online marketing to the next level and we were happy to help!
We recently launched a fully redesigned version of this very successful e-commerce site. With a mobile browsing overtaking desktop this year the site had to be retina ready and responsive, and we took a lot of care developing a unique gallery system that works great on small touch devices and large desktop screens.
We really appreciate all the work you have done over the past 3 years and you’ve seen us go from nothing to quite a large team now. You do great work and have recommended you to so many friends for their sites over the years.
Utilising the integrated micro blog and frequent social networking updates has helped this business THRIVE. So far visits and subsequent sales have been booming after the upgrade with the site featured on various fashion blogs.
ACE Community College was looking for a complete rebuild with a modern, stable platform capable of showcasing courses at various college locations with the ability for users to enrol and pay for their chosen course. ACE wanted something new and refreshing. They came to the right place! The website is filled with vibrant and lively imagery, complimented by a calm and confident colour scheme. There are various animations to keep the user intrigued and an Ajax loading blog that is fun to navigate through. The aim was to keep the site youthful, fun and positive and to widen their demographic. Check it out!
Thank you to you and your team for delivering us a fantastic new website. It works (very important) is functional and looks great.
– Kerry Johnson, Principal
We designed and developed this sleek, fully-responsive site for a high-end, award-winning restaurant in Brisbane’s CBD. It features a single page vertical scrolling layout and integrates a high def HTML5 video loop ( shot by us ) and fixed background techniques to give a dynamic user experience. The unique anchored side menu automatically updates as you scroll while several other clever little elements mixed with illustrious design and flawless coding make this a web environment to behold.
Our new website is seriously sexy…
Plae Kids’ shoes sell a range of safe, eco-friendly kids shoes. Our Task was to create a slick and modern ecommerce site with a wholesome, fresh and edgy touch. The site was also designed to be a hub to outline the benefits of plae’s products and provide invaluable information to their customers. The message of wellbeing and fun is themed consistently throughout the site while being efficient as possible.
A prestigious leader in the art field, we thought 19 Karen really should have an online presence to match! So we created a modern digital platform to showcase their gallery; the exhibitions they hold, resident artists and, of course, the amazing array of visual art that they proudly display and sell. Like the 19 Karen physical gallery space, the site isn’t over-designed or it could take away from the main subject matter – the artwork. The crisp, clean, professional layout has a fresh, contemporary tone throughout ( try the Konami Code for a secret page! ).
Thank you so much for your awesome job with the website. It looks amazing & I’ve been working on it at home whenever I get a chance, it’s really easy to work with. :)
Kitanobo Photography is a team of modern photographers who will make you feel relaxed and at ease in front of the lens. We created a full branding package and website redesign. Catering for image-conscious wedding couples and professionals, the site offers a slick, clean and classy appearance and functionality with edgy elements to highlight their own unique personality which helps to make them standout from the crowd.
John Campbell Design is a well-established and recognised Architecture and Urban design agency based in the Gold Coast. They approached us to redesign their site to give to a modern profile and a high-end stylish hub that mirrored their overall standards. A site which is a blend of contemporary and traditional, current and classic, modern yet timeless that resonates all the way through, while being efficient as possible, relaying necessary information clearly and easy to navigate through.
Madi Lane is a wedding gown designer with an amazing collection of elegant unique gowns. We were tasked with the design of her website that needed to maintain an opulent, graceful aesthetic tone throughout the site. While being clean, simple and modern in functionality we still needed to add a touch of Madi Lane personality to make the site standout from the competition.
We created a full branding package and website for this industry leading funds management company. With a demographic of tech-savvy, professional corporate clients and wealthy investors, the site and branding needed to be slick, clean and modern in appearance and functionality, while edgy enough to show that the business is forwarding thinking and on the pulse.
Brastin Roofing are one of Queensland’s leading specialists in metal roofing solutions. They came to us looking for a complete redesign of their old website with the aim of a better user experience, smoother navigation and modern styling. The new site features projects and services which are interlinked. It also boasts ridiculously fast loading with an advanced preloading system. Test it out!
A sophisticated site for a community of Art Lovers and Art Creators to buy and Sell their art. The site features member logins with event bookings and commission payments. We also created their branding and logo design. It has quickly become popular in the artist community with some amazing works available. Check it out!
We love the help THRIVE has and continues to give us. Thank you again for everything you do.
Dr Stretch required branding, illustrations and a digital platform that provided engaging information about his specialty plastic surgery services. Showcasing his achievements in the field, outlining the various procedures and benefits that comes with it, while reassuring clients that the practice is a safe, positive environment were integral to the sites design. The site not only sells the services, it is also an invaluable way for patients to make direct contact through more discreet modes like and enquiry and consultation form.
Michael and Carlene make up the dynamic husband and wife team from Channel Nine’s, The Block. The renovating duo made their mark on the record-rating season of The Block Glasshouse where they achieved the most number of room wins and the highest cumulative score overall. The duo currently hold the title of the highest scoring Block contestants of all time!
The purpose of the site was quite diverse. As it’s a fun, social and inspirational forum for followers to be updated and engaged and a commercial platform to help foster and maintain corporate interests. Also it’s aimed at sourcing and securing new work.
It can be difficult to know who to trust when it comes to handing over responsibility of communicating your brand and Thrive were really easy to work with and worked conscientiously to achieve my vision
– Carlene Duffy
A powerful booking system running in 120 countries. We completely revamped their site, streamlining the content flow and organisation. With a lot of content and three distinct sections, it was important to design and structure the site well. The site is also multilingual and is gradually being translated.
I want to thank you and all your team for the excellent job you have done.
– Giovanna Roncali – Bookeo
An online store that sells nifty specialised gift bundles. Checkout the impressive opening scrolling animation that worked great with their beautifully photographed products!
The site looks amazing, you guys get better and better!
Bravehearts primary goal is to prevent child abuse. For such an important mission we were excited to be involved in the digital revamp. With hundreds of pages on the Bravehearts’ site to restructure, we designed and built a robust, dynamic framework with the ability to create an array of layouts and page sections for the huge amount of important information. We also redesigned whiteballoonday.com.au which is Bravehearts’ key awareness campaign.
A massive thank you to Jake and the Team at Thrive and Di Scott for all your phenomenal work to create what is undoubtedly a masterpiece website!
– Hetty Johnston AM, (Founder & Chair), Bravehearts National Board.
We had a ball making this fun site for an edgy corporate consultancy business. While the design is far from serious their approach is backed by our extensive academic research into the science of behaviour, motivation, and change. Check out the interactive animations, illustrations and modern layout.
Thanks for all your hard work. We’re stoked!
Hands down our favourite client. We have worked with Boston based photographer Daniel Aaron Sprague for several years and he gave us almost free reign to create an exciting new brand for his epic family oriented photography team. Staying well away from the standard trends in the industry we had a lot of fun creating their pixel art landscapes, icons and family.
It’s like a dream pulled straight from my imagination and actualized in real life!
Vie Pilates is the first fully equipped Pilates studio to be established at Varsity Lakes on the Gold Coast. Firstly we freshened up of their branding package with new colour schemes and logo variations. Then in order to showcase this fantastic venue and the expertise of the instructors, we integrated HTML5 video and strong imagery of the instructors using the equipment into a single page vertical scrolling website. The finished product is an elegant, fully responsive website that allows the user to experience the quality of the classes before they enrol.
Thank you so much for the amazing website! We are looking forward to seeing it online
After a recent site-build they were unhappy with, we gave their new site a structural overhaul that has a fresh, new approach. Without over-complicating things, we breathed new energy into it, making it a much more effective experience for the user. With the restrictions of delivering freshly made products on certain days of the week, the site features some clever date selection during checkout. We also introduced a new Juice Club subscription feature with automatic payments and several packages.
The site is working really well and we’ve hardly pushed it all!
NEXT caters for buyers and sellers of businesses. Our site features secure memorandum listings and digitally signed access request forms for each business that is for sale. Once approved, an interested buyer is then sent a password protected link (lasts only 14 days) to the hidden memorandum pages. We also created the NEXT logo, branding package and liaised in the video production.
Endorsed by Pat Cash, TriBreath improves your mobility & strength by using your breath and your body in a particular way when you’re walking. Catering for a predominantly older female market, we wanted the site to be slick, clean and modern but still connect on an emotional level.
Featuring a paid subscription / membership section with a huge library of videos and instructional information. The hidden section has it’s own unique navigation and design.
Thank you so much for all the work you have put in so far, you really are a dream to work with.
An amazing new fine-dining restaurant and bar in the heart of Surfers, Seascape caters for a range of users, from tourists and families to critics and corporate high flyers. We wanted to carry over the feel of the awe-inspiring three-level venue into the website and achieved this with large impressive images and detailed content. Each level has it’s own online menu, drink lists and image gallery.
Less than two years after tragically becoming a bilateral amputee, Curtis was breaking world records. His ability to adapt to his disability has amazed many people and he’s well on his way to the 2016 Rio Paralympics.
This inspiring athlete needed a platform to tell the true story of triumph over tragedy whilst keeping followers up to date with his competitive calendar and successes. We created a fully responsive, single page scrolling site that allows you to peer into the various aspects of his world, his story as an athlete, his story as a soldier, his training and his high tech legs. The site has a high tech feel, looking equally as slick on mobile devices as desktop computers.
Gold Coast Tipis approached us to design a beautiful single page scrolling website to showcase their beautiful nordic tipis.
Catering for a blend of tech-savvy, commercial event planners as well as demanding wedding clients the site had to maintain a small level of corporate strength, but still be edgy enough to attract the contemporary crowd.
While showcasing stunning and functional interfaces in the front-end, we also set the site up with a user-friendly admin in the back-end allowing updates and changes to be done with ease.
“Everything looks amazing! We love it! Thanks SO much!” – Hannah
Jim is a Gold Coast based interior designer, he wanted a super-clean online portfolio that he could easily update himself. The responsive site that we built for him works on all screen sizes including mobile – simply enlarge and shrink the pages to see how the responsive system adapts to the width of the browser.
Developers and builders of mid-to-high-end homes, Innova was looking to project an image as a leading authority in architecture. Wanting to be seen as a prestigious firm, but without frightening off potential customers.
We went for a crisp, professional-looking site that maintains an aesthetic tone throughout. We wanted to impress users – who are all potential clients – with its slick interfaces and savvy navigation.
We thought the project section should speak for itself and shouldn’t require too many extra frills to distract from the main objective. We built it specifically with expansion in mind so it’s easy for the Innova team to add work in the future.