Well, for a number of years now we have been making our announcements, website launches, etc on this WordPress blog. I have never felt it was ideal as we prefer to use our own solutions if possible and it always struck me as a little ironic that we, a design company, didn’t even design the theme we use.

These days are over. We are very happy to announce the launch of our new website which includes a blog, news, portfolio and more. It’s got a few rough edges which we will be ironing out over the next few days (and weeks and months no doubt!) and we welcome your feedback through the comments here or on our announcement page on the new site.

Check it out: www.luciddesign.co.nz

We are developing the Lucid Directory and, to make it better and encourage people to spread the word, we are trialling a referral program. If you want to earn a little cash, feel free to sign-up. We intend to make the Lucid Directory one of the best tourism directories in New Zealand.

The way it works is that once you sign-up, you will be given a simple referral link that you can put on your blog, email out or do whatever you want with.

We will credit NZD $10.00 (incl. GST) to your account for anyone who takes out a paid subscription within 30 days of clicking your referral link. Simple as that.

Find out more about what makes the Lucid Directory different.

We have been working with Shopify for almost two years now and have developed a number of sites built in Shopify. It is a fantastic system that is getting better all the time. For those who need a simple, fully functional shopping cart system, Shopify is perfect. It might not be endlessly customisable but it’s pretty fantastic.

Shopify is built in Ruby on Rails and uses the Liquid templating system which was actually developed by these guys specifically for Shopify.

Shopify is perfect for boutique shops, artists, wineries or anyone else starting out selling online.

For more information on Shopify, check out their online brochure or contact us.

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URL: www.lucidarts.org.nz/williamfairbairn I want to be playing until the age of 80…” So are the words from then the 7 year old who was about to record his first CD ‘William Alive’.Now 10 William’s passion for music has seen tramatic changes over the last few years with the ongoing help from his piano, jazz and singing teachers. Since 5 years old William has been knocking out interesting tunes far beyond his age; Knight Rider (later revamped as Just Jazz) was one of his first tunes at five, age 6 brought his very popular Bacon & Eggs, along with that award wining composition ‘Shark Catching The Rainbow Fish’.From classicial he soon became aware of jazz and blues, more recently rock and roll, so his diverse in playing almost anything is much to his credit, and for those of us who are following him into the great wide open can listen and enjoy what this young guy can perform in the future.