Situated on 25 Preston Street in Como, the Karalee is one of Perth’s most popular lunch, dinner and drink venues. Since its establishment in 1975, the Karalee on Preston has won over countless locals and visitors with their award-winning food, friendly customer service and relaxed & welcoming atmosphere. In the middle of 2018, Reuben and the Karalee on Preston team approached Start Digital to design and develop a website that best encapsulates the waterhole.
When the Karalee came to us, their website was severely out of date. So out of the date, the design was nearly a decade old and struggled with poor performance as a result. In dire need of a digital revitalisation, Start served up a fresh, new WordPress website that allows visitors to experience the Karalee on Preston long before walking into the Como based restaurant/pub. In addition, we also assisted with increasing the site’s functionality in a number of ways.
Alongside the Karalee on Preston, we worked together on all aspects of developing the site website – design, layout, content (photography and text) all the way to the MailChimp database set up and email newsletter sign up. By utilising the casual Brandon Grotesque font, integrating an easy to use online booking system to the gallery (which Start Digital both shot and edited), we dished up a website as friendly, genuine and top-quality as the popular dining spot.
Since the launch in November, the Karalee on Preston has won many rave reviews for their new website and we’re so glad people enjoy it as much as we do. Like all of our other clients, Start Digital has given the Karalee team full administrative access to their site to manage changes and content moving forward. While we’ve equipped them with the tools to manage content in-house, every now and then there’s a new mouth-watering menu for us to upload and we’re glad to help!