St. Mary’s Life Teen

St. Mary’s Life Teen in Dedham, Ma is one of the best Life Teen programs in the country.  Jason called us and said, “Dude…we need the best website ever…” We hope we obliged him…  We actually liked this design so much that we didn’t want to give it to him!  But anyway, he’s really good […]

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St. Mark’s Life Teen

We put this one together like a scrapbook… some old paper, rip the edges a bit, throw a couple of layers on top and of course, throw in some picture frames for the good folks at St. Mark’s.  Youth Minister Tim is doing great things for the youth in Huntersville, NC.  Go Tim!

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The Life Classroom

These guys are all about content..and I mean content. They have dozens of writers and over 2,000 articles on their site already! They wanted a kicking Word Press design to go along with all that delicious posting madness. We rocked it, they loved it, go check it out… you’ll learn something about everything there- after […]

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Serenity Day Spa

Barbara runs a tight ship and an awesome Day Spa in Sherman, TX. When Barbara came to us for a website she had certain specifications… good looking, match current branding, easy to use and update and done quickly… oh, aren’t those everyone’s expectations? No problem, we’re used to that at Kickstart and we really like […]

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Fashion Savvy

Tamara Guadin, the chief consultant and owner of Fashion-Savvy.com is a sharp gal. We built a great website for her in exchange for her coming by our office and showing us all how to dress so we didn’t look like a bunch of nerds. Now we look seriously “savvy” but unfortunately we’re behind our computers […]

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FOCUS Missions

We’ve done a bunch or work for this outfit and we’re always pleased to help out.  This time it was a site for their Missionary efforts.  They take young people around the world to help out at locations like Kolkatta (India), JuFarez (Mexico) and Camino de Santiago (Spain.)

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Newark Speaks

Newark Speaks is a community forum that’s been around for years.  With over a 100,000 posts and thousands of members, this forum needed a kicking new magazine style website to go with it.  We custom designed a site that more than met their needs and the members are loving the new look!

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Newark Black Business Alliance

The Newark Black Business Alliance needed a flashy new website showcasing the growing entrepreneurship of Newark, NJ. We incorporated a new phpBB3 forum into the design and customized it to match the site so the members could dialogue and support one another also. It was a joy making some new friends in Newark…

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Isidore Bard

Isidore Bard is a young songwriter out of Iowa who after travelling the world was inspired to write catchy, lyrically deep songs of his travels.  His name album Roadsongs and Parables, released by Mediatrix Records, rocks! In addition, Isidore is now studying for the priesthood.  We wish him the best and were honored to do […]

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FOCUS Staff Site

FOCUS is a Catholic Ministry with over 120 full-time Missionaries.  They needed a staff portal where their people could download documents, new resources and communicate with one another.  We built them a new password protected site and database sytem and made it smokin’ looking as well as fully functional.  We wish we could send you […]

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Spirtus Gladius

Paul Abbe like swords.  He’s a warrior at heart and wanted a site that fit his ministry name of “Spiritus Gladius, the Sword of the Spirit.”  We designed the site using and creating some old images of Knights and weapons that fit his needs.  Check out PaulAbbe.net and see who Paul is mowing down with […]

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Nevada Law Foundation

We were contacted by our friends at Click3 Media to provide a design for The Nevada Law Foundation, and here’s what we came up with. We love collaborating with other design firms and provide graphic packages for all sorts of folks. If you are another web design firm that needs a helping hand give us […]

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The Pines Catholic Camp

The Pines is a Catholic Youth Camp in East Texas that’s been around for years. Unfortunately so had their website… It was definitely in need of a face lift and when Erin called us we got right to work. We integrated a full scale Content Management System in, redesigned the entire site and then trained […]

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Tom Lelyo

When we first met Tom we constantly forgot how to spell his last name. So.. when we designed his site we made sure to make it really, really big so no one else would make that mistake. Even if you forget how to spell his last name, you for sure won’t forget Tom. He’s a […]

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Texoma Pro-life Association

We’re big supporters of the Pro-Life movement at KickStart but not big fans of “gross” over the top pictures and hateful words so when The Texoma Pro-Life Association approached us about doing a customized blog we had to work carefully to create an attractive, friendly brand that didn’t loose anything in it’s serious message as […]

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St. Mary’s Catholic School

St. Mary’s is a wonderful school in Sherman, TX and they needed a site to match the beauty of the people and the place.  We designed the site with lots of scrolls and antique looking elements to emphasis the long standing history of both the Catholic faith and the school itself (which has been around […]

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St. Francis Mission Trip

St. Francis of Assisi Parish takes Mission Trips to Mexico each year and wanted their students to be able to blog and share pictures from the trip with the rest of the Church. We set them up with a hip blog and they certainly used it! UPDATE:  THIS SITE IS NO LONGER ACTIVE.

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RJ Miller Management

Joe Miller heads up RJMiller Consulting and is probably one of the smartest guys we’ve met ever.  He runs a marketing and media consultation group that works extensively with international and nationally held hi-tech companies.  He always finds time for a good conversation though and he makes a great bottle of wine… UPDATE:  THIS SITE […]

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Revolution Theme

The infamous Brian Gardner, creator of the Revolution (now “ Studio Press“) themes for Word Press, asked us to create a design for the theme that was a little bit “grungy and dirty.”  We think we obliged him pretty well and it’s had some good reviews. We love Word Press and Revolution so this was […]

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Rebecca Barnett

We designed this site for singer/songwriter Rebecca Barnett. She is hitting the road hard trying to build her career up. She needed something easy to maintain and yet still fresh looking. We used the “scrapbook” style to show lots of her pictures, (Hey, if you’re pretty why not have lots of pictures right?) and overlaid […]

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Quick Sale Video

We handled logo and website creation for this South Florida company.  These guys work primarily with the real estate market and are absolute video ninjas. UPDATE:  THIS SITE IS NO LONGER ACTIVE.

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The Plasma Doctor

If we had time to watch TV we would probably get a plasma tv.  And if you get a web designer a plasma tv, he’s going to want some plasma burn to go along with that.  And if he gets plasma burn on his new plasma tv then he’s going to want to get that […]

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Nick Alexander

We’ve known Nick for years and sincerely believe him to be one of the funniest human beings on the planet.  In addition to being a comic, Nick is also a musician and a speaker and this part of him has sometimes been overshadowed by his “funny side.” The challenge with this site was to be […]

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NET Ministries

Net Ministries develops teams of volunteer young people and trains them to minister to their peers.  They travel all over the country and needed a site with some mobility that they could not only manage from national headquarters but from a laptop in the back of a van driving across country as well. The site […]

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Miller Sisters Cafe

Once upon a time there were three sisters.  These sisters cared very deeply for the world and life around them and wanted very much to share their thoughts and opinions with the world.  Like all good girls, they asked their Dad’s advice and he sent them to us (we built his website too…) We had […]

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McCullough andPeirson

Cindy and Robin are Texas gals and they wanted a site for their Insurance agency that represented who they were. We gave them some Texas stars, barbed wire links, and boxed the whole thing together in some warm shades to give the site a “down home, rustic” feel that just makes you want to linger. […]

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Kristie Gulock

Kristie is about to release her first album and needed a website to market her ministry.  She is a busy homeschooling Mom on the side so this had to be a site that was easy to manage and update and wouldn’t become a burden to her.  She also has great taste however and wanted a […]

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Jenny Klement

We first heard Jenny Klement sing years ago and she’s only gotten better with time.  She just released her new album and needed a new site to go along with it.  We were honored to be part of her project. If you have ears on your head and a heart in your chest you should […]

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Innerflame Apparrel

Brad from Innerflame Apparrel wanted a kicked up, high energy sports theme for his online site and store. We worked with him to design branding, logo and site and used Big Cartel for a custom storefront and then built the main site with all sorts of user features so youth for teams across the country […]

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FOCUS National Conference

FOCUS (The Fellowship of Catholic University Students) asked us to help them “brand” their National Conference. We launched a kickin’ website and then created the conference branding to match including stage dressings, banners, signage and lighting effects. The conference was awesome, with over 5,000 college aged young people in attendance. Check out the awesome ministry […]

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Dancendy Dance Center

The dancers at Danceny Dance Studio explode with energy and passion.  They needed a site that did the same thing.  We developed the site using the idea of “ordered chaos,” still functional and easy to navigate but also “messy” and “artistic” and full of action. Typing away on the trusty computer is about as much […]

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Catholic Mission Trips, INC

Steve Nasche from CMT Inc called us and wanted a funky logo, and a website design that would look like it belonged in the mission fields. Not knowing much about the Mission fields, we decided to do some “research” and went to Mexico with one of his groups. Wow! They seriously have it together! It […]

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Boiler Room Coffee

Brother and sister, Brandon and Meredith Shields run this funky coffeebar in Sherman, TX and they needed a great, easily managed website to show off their menu, rental facilties and live entertainment schedule.  We took their existing branding structure and put it into a business friendly, yet funky design which could appeal to commuters in […]

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Atkinson Chiropractic

Dr. Atkinson is a great guy and he wanted a great site. He came to us asking if we could develop a logo, branding concepts and a website for him that was corporate but not too “stale” and develop it with a Content Management System so he and his staff could update easily. We coupled […]

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Argo Translation

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Setting Up Your Search Engine Settings

I regularly use the plugin “All in One SEO” for my themes. You can manage this by going to “Settings” and then “All in One SEO.” Click the top box that says “enable” and then fill out the top three boxes that are currently empty. Home Title: This is the title of your site. Home […]

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Adding Thumbnails to the Homepage

***UPDATE:  If you have a theme built after March 2011 then we are using Post Thumbnails to create the thumbnails on your homepage.  Please view that tutorial here. Your homepage is set up to pull different “pieces” of posts onto it and display a thumbnail image next to it. The image will display only on […]

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Using Sidebar Widgets

Widgets are used to manage your sidebar. You have two sidebars- one for the homepage and one for all the other pages. You manage widgets by going to appearances>widgets and dragging widgets form the left side to the right side. You have two choices with sidebar widgets. You can put widgets in the sidebar and […]

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Excluding Pages from the Navbar

There are lots of reasons why you might want to exclude pages from the navbar. You can do so if you want to clean your navigation up and put subpages on the sidebar instead, or maybe you just want a “hidden” page on your website to send staff members or family to or whatever. I […]

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How to Use the Featured Content Scroller Plugin

I use the Featured Content Scroller Plugin in a lot of my themes. This is the large scroller at the top of your homepage that moves several photos in and out and optionally has text that comes up over the picture. The Featured Content Gallery Plugin settings are available if you look under Settings>Featured Content […]

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Welcome

…welcome to Kickstart Media! We’re a creative web design firm located out of Sherman, TX (think “Dallas.”)  We specialize in hiding Content Management Systems in our beautiful websites and blogs.  We believe that a website should be artistic and beautiful and immediately speak to your audience about who you are and what you can offer […]

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Community of Christ the Redeemer

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Truth and Meaning for Parents

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The Sisters of Life

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Rewind Memories

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Northern Kentucky 411

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Mercysong Ministries

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Legatus Denver

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The Humidor

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Bridal Elegance

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Shannon Deitz

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Pauline Pennell Inc

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Suddenly Single Now

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Grow Your Business Network

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ShermanTX.info

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Bentleaf Promotions

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Zen Arts LA

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Quest Aquatics

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Little Angels in Need

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The Moral Premise

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JJ Weeks Band

We got a call from JJ Weeks, an up and coming Christian musician, wanting a new site. JJ had seen our work with Julian Drive and wanted something in that hip, grunge style. After coming up with some crazy grungy graphics, we built the site on a Word Press backend and utilized lots of different […]

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Keith Paine

Like New York City, where he lives and works, Keith Paine is smooth and gritty in all the right places…..and he needed a website that would fit him like a glove.  Like we do with a lot of artists, we popped some of Keith’s music into the iPod and got to know him a little […]

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Inspire Entertainment

Inspire Entertainment came to us needing a site that would be interesting and creative but also clean and corporate.  They deal with a lot of big names like Staples, JC Penny and Kimberly Clark, and needed a professional look.  We spoke with CEO Jimmy Dunne at length about their branding strategies and look and then […]

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Nimble Fitness

This is an example of a WordPress post, you could edit this to put information about yourself or your site so readers know where you are coming from. You can create as many posts like this one or sub-posts as you like and manage all of your content inside of WordPress.

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