Cairns Website Design

Best Website: Medium

Winner | Townsville Port Authority Website | 2006
Finalist | Ingan Tours | 2012
Finalist | Peace Lutheran College | 2009
Finalist | Dundee's Restaurant | 2007

Best Online Editorial / Blog Post

Winner | Imperfect Mum Website | 2012
Winner | | 2009
Finalist | | 2009

Best Use of Flash Animation

Finalist | | 2009
Finalist | | 2009

Best Website: Small

Finalist | Tammy Barker: Website | 2005
Finalist | Nicole Rose | 2005

Best Website: Large

Winner | Harleys Educational Website | 2007
Finalist | Cairns Region Group Training | 2009

Best Banner Ad for Website

Finalist | | 2009
Finalist | Harleys Educational Website | 2008

Best Digital Marketing Campaign - Corporate

Finalist | Kristy Vallely's Website | 2016

Best CMS Website

Finalist | Allaro Homes | 2013

Visual Obsession offer an award-winning team of Cairns web designers and Cairns web developers, dedicated to getting your Cairns website or E-commerce site online and fully functional. We are passionate about using open source technology to develop websites that are easy to use and look stunning. We offer a wide variety of functionality features that can be customised, without sacrificing the art of simplicity.

Websites that we build are modern, clean and fast: utilising the latest Web Technologies including HTML5, CSS3 & Javascript. We are Cairns web developers with a vision for the future. We want you to be in control of your website, managing your own content, e-commerce store, or online marketing and search engine optimisation campaign. Our Cairns web design studio has consistently won at the Queensland Multimedia Awards, and we hope the quality of our work speaks for itself.

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Website Usability

First impressions matter. A clean and simple interface will encourage your potential customers to spend longer on your website. Our Cairns web designers and Cairns web developers create clean, easy-to-use websites to help your customers quickly find relevant information, and guide them to featured areas of your website. Good design and easy navigation are essential elements which reinforce the credibility of your organisation.

Search Engine Optimisation

At Visual Obsession, our Cairns web design team is determined to achieve top search engine rankings for your website without resorting to nasty tricks. You can keep your own website optimised as you go, without having to hire middle-men. Your new website will allow full control of keywords and meta-tags in a groundbreaking, user-friendly interface. We also offer tips and advice on keeping your website search engine optimised, choosing keywords and sourcing links, because we want your website to be the best it can be.

Content Management System

Be liberated! Your new website will set you free to make updates and changes anytime, anywhere. Simply browse to your website, login with your username and password, supplied by our Cairns web developers and use our dead-easy CMS interface to update your website content, add webpages, and upload photos or products to your online store. No coding to learn, software to install or calling the tech-guy for simple updates which you can do yourself.

E-Commerce and Online Shops

Whether you want to start a full, online business or just sell a few products on the side, let us take the complexity out of E-Commerce. Subscriptions, automatic payments, split transactions, stored accounts, secure connections, SSL, PayPal integration and Ebay Transactions are a few of the user-friendly, online payment solutions we can build to suit your requirements and most importantly, meet your customers’ needs.

Website Hosting

At Visual Obsession, our web servers are our pride and joy. We have spent a lot of time and money to get the fastest, most reliable hosting in the wild west, fine-tuned to make your website fly. We can also offer integration with a cost-efficient CDN (Content Delivery Network) which will separate your media (images, video, etc.) and serve it to your customers from the closest of a network of servers across the globe. Best of all, we offer a heavy discount on hosting when we build your website.

Website Statistics

Measuring your Cairns website performance is critical for long-term success. By integrating your website with Google Analytics, you can find out vital statistics including exactly how many visitors your website gets, how long they stay, where they come from, what keywords they used to find you, and which are your most popular pages. You can also measure the effectiveness of your television, radio, print or email marketing by monitoring areas of high traffic.

Web Animation

Whether subtle or outstanding, animation will add an extra "zing" to your website. Utilising HTML5 & CSS3, you can knock the socks off your visitors with a unique and creative introduction, an eye-catching animated header, subtle background music or animated button rollovers. Each of these elements will bring an extra dimension to a traditional website. It is important to strike the right balance between presentation and functionality.


Photo galleries are a great source of website traffic and entice visitors to stay longer. Your new website will allow you to upload photos from any computer simply by clicking browse. Photos will be automatically resized and cropped to fit so you don’t have to do a thing. An impressive option is to have large hero-shot photos in the header of every page.


Video clips will give your website the edge. From interactive walkthroughs for real-estate properties to fully-featured video galleries with comments and 5-star rating systems, videos are a great way to build an online community and establish your brand. We recommend integrating with YouTube for double exposure. Your videos will be available on your website, as well as YouTube.

Harleys - The Educational Super Store is the leading FNQ retailer of educational products and school supplies. Visual Obsession developed a responsive design, ecommerce store that integrates with their existing in-store point-of-sale software. The website makes it simple to order products on desktops, tablets and mobile devices. With a massive stock range (over 30,000 items) we had to craft some innovative ways to...
Glass Innovations is a Cairns company specialising in unique high-end glazing for speciality shops, Cairns businesses, high rise & upmarket housing. The owner required a website that he could direct customers and potential clients to so they could discuss various styles and products. The owner also needed a products and fittings section for specialised glass fittings which they will progressively grow over time...
The Imperfect Mum is a popular online community for mothers. The community is known for its question-and-answer format. Initially, all of the community interaction happened on Facebook. Visual Obsession developed a responsive website for desktop, tablet and mobile devices. It includes blog posts, questions and answers, and links everything to key interest topics. The website monetises by showing responsive banner...
Mau Power is a lyrical storyteller from Thursday Island in the Torres Straits. He is the first rapper to tour from this part of Australia & has been influenced by two cultures: Indigenous culture and Hip Hop culture. Visual Obsession developed a unique and eyecatching deisgn which represents him as a modern and passionate musician. Furthermore the website is completely content manageable and features both video...
In 2017, Nichole Fitzgerald founded Medical Imaging Jobs Australia. After many years in recruitment, moving from general to allied health and then to a speciality in medical imaging, and determined to take medical imaging recruitment to a new level of professionalism, Nichole established Medical Imaging Jobs Australia as an end-to-end, client and candidate focused agency which is all about great relationships, great...
Blackout Sportsfishing Cairns is a fishing charter company in North Queensland specialized in Reef, River and Estuary fishing. Fishing Charter Guide Kerry Bailey has worked in the industry for over 20 years and in many fishing charter companies. Visual Obsession designed a modern website with focus on visuals to attract potential customers. The website provides information about charters: as well as showcasing the...
Peace Lutheran College is a Prep to Year 12 Christian Co-Educational Day and Boarding College in Kamerunga, Cairns. Visual Obsession developed a website for Peace Lutheran College. It is a content management system, allowing Peace Lutheran College to update their own information, images, PDFs, etc. as required.
Ingan Tours is an Australian company that is 100% Aboriginal owned by the Grant family in Tully, North Queensland. As Janbanbarra Jirrbal Rainforest people, Ingan have a deep relationship with the land. Ingan contacted Visual Obsession to create the new Ingan branding, vehicle signage and a website that invited domestic and international visitors to experience and immerse themselves in the Janbanbarra Jirrbal...
Brian "Binna" Swindley, a local Aboriginal artist based in Mossman contacted us about creating a responsive website for his art gallery: Janbal Gallery. Janbal Gallery offers a wide selection of paintings, jewelry, artefacts and other assorted art. Binna also specialises in guided art workshops, teaching attendees how to paint Aboriginal style art onto canvas, boomerangs & more: which provides an authentic,...
Visual Obsession created a promotional website for Entrepeneur, Blogger and Presenter Kristy Vallely (also known as "The Imperfect Mum"). The website showcases upcoming events that Kristy has organised and allows users to view information and book tickets on any device.
Hastings NQ is a newly formed Australian Company, dedicated to the supply, handling and processing of raw materials, hard rock quarries, bitumen spray sealing, asphalt production and placement for civil infrastructure. With over 40 years of experience they have gained extensive knowledge in the handling and processing of raw materials. The team at Visual Obsession built a website with a clear design which, informs...
After Condoman's Re-Launch in 2011, and its resulting Success on Social Media: Visual Obsession created a responsive website for Condoman and his new sidekick: Lubelicious. The site aims to educate Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander visitors about various Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's) and Blood Borne Viruses (BBV's) and how to prevent them. The site includes a description of various STI's, their...
Eco Splash is a Cairns-based business that offers a unique way of creating natural, chemical-free swimming pools. Visual Obsession developed a new logo, website and corporate branding for Eco Splash, aiming for a “natural water” feel. Visual Obsession won “Best Corporate Logo Design” at the Queensland Multimedia Awards, and the Eco Splash System won "Innovation of the Year".
SolarTricity is a family owned company which has operated in Cairns since 2011. The business is specialized at solar energy and technology and they are considered to be the experts in this field in cairns. Visual Obsession came up with an appealing and light-hearted design to get the attention of people who are interested in renewable energy. The website is also based on a content management system so that pictures...
Visual Obsession developed the website for Wedrat Chartered Accountants, an accountancy firm based in Cairns. The website has a clean, corporate feel. Wedrat had a unique requirement, where it is sometimes difficult for them to receive very large files from their clients. To accomodate for this: Visual Obsession developed a "client upload portal" which allowed users to upload large MYOB files, Excel spreadsheets and...
Travel Experience is a locally owned travel agent, based in Mareeba and Atherton, specialising in group tours and holiday packages all over the world. Travel is their passion, and they are keen to share their experiences with you to help you find your way around the world. Travel Experience required a new user-friendly website that would be eye-catching, inspire a feeling of trust and enable users to view the many...
Edge Hill Butchery is a family run business spanning four generations, providing quality meat since 1935. Visual Obsession's Cairns web design team worked alongside Edge Hill Butchery to develop a website and extend its services to more potential customers online. When creating the website for Edge Hill Butchery, Visual Obsession designed an open range look and feel for the website, using images of succulent...
Visual Obsession developed a responsive website for Allaro Homes. The website shows details, plans and photos for various packages that Allaro Offers, and is heavily image based - showing of the spectacular home designs in a large, responsive gallery. It also has a range of features available to logged-in users, including a Pinboard, design checklist, portfolio & interactive home styler. The website was...
Port of Townsville provides all of North Queensland with a world-class gateway for commerce and trade. It continues to be one of the state's fastest growing ports. In the year 2004/2005 almost ten million tonnes of cargo passed over their wharves. Visual Obsession developed the Port of Townsville website - a content management system using Mambo OS, and incorporating unique features such as a Shipping Schedule and...
Visual Obsession developed the website for Mornington Shire Council, using their existing logo and supplied content. The design has traditional indigenous designs to suit the target audience. Due to the remoteness of Mornington Island, a "warnings" page was created to allow council staff to distribute weather and safety warnings quickly. The website is a content management system which lets council staff update the...
Zilch is a 4 piece band from Innisfail North QLD, their music is a combination of acoustic, heavy rock riffs, alternative folk style and hip hop, not to mention the in-your-face lyrics! Zilch contacted Visual Obsession to develop a website as a central point for fans to view their up coming gigs, latest news, photos and videos. Visual Obsession also integrated the social media platforms Facebook and YouTube to build...
Eva Wanganeen is an Aboriginal woman living in the Cape Tribulation / Daintree Rainforest producing fine Indigenous artwork. Visual Obsession provided designs for a DL brochure, letterhead, website, with compliments slip, pull up banner, authenticity certificates and business cards, incorporating the logo, colours, look and feel within the design.
Award-winning building design company Balay approached Visual Obsession to develop an updatable website which would help the business grow. Visual Obsession exceeded Balay's expectations by delivering a fully content manageable website complete with updatable images, text content and current projects.
Visual Obsession built a content management system (CMS) and total website solution for Cape York’s Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council. The website incorporates printable maps of the Lockhart River area, a business directory of local professional and community services as well as a photo and video gallery containing some of Visual Obsession’s stunning, professional imagery. Visual Obsession’s CMS empowers...
Laura based not-for-profit organisation, Quinkan Regional Cultural Centre wanted to work with a professional website development company sensitive to the unique needs and resources of remote Cape York indigenous communities and councils.
The Tablelands Regional Council was recently formed from a council amalgamation. It replaces the Shire Councils of Atherton, Eacham, Herberton & Mareeba. Visual Obsession developed a website for the new council. Due to the need for frequently updated content, the website has an intricate backend with features including an updateable event calendar, news reports, and colour coded sections. Visit the Tablelands...
Visual Obsession built a simplified CMS and website for iconic Cairns waterfront restaurant, Dundee’s. The site features an online restaurant booking form, hard-copies of breakfast, lunch and dinner menus and colourful photo gallery showing images of Dundee’s patrons and their scrumptious Australian cuisine. Due to the tourists capacity Cairns is known for, Dundees required their site to be accessible by Chinese...
To showcase different points in her career: Actress, Stuntwoman and Media Personality Tammy Barker needed the website to display images and videos. With this in mind, Visual Obsession created a customizable photo gallery for the website, with the ability to add and remove images at any time. The photo gallery was built using JavaScript. In addition to this, Visual Obsession created video embedding functionality,...
Visual Obsession developed a website, custom tailored CMS and historical photo gallery for Cairns based business consultancy, Pacific Asia Solutions. Pacific Asia Solutions focus on building trade and commerce relationships between Australian, Asian and Pacific Island economies with a heavy focus on Papua New Guinea and China.
Retlaw Timber is a timber supply company located in North Queensland. The business stands for excellent quality and appearance. The team of Visual Obsession came up with a unique wood design that showcases the quality wood grains and colors that define Retlaw Timber.