Website Services

web-designWeb Design

I offer original, creative, professional and interactive web design. The websites I create are attractive, functional and at the same time affordable. The designs that I offer are both useful for visitors and profitable for website owners.

I make sure that your requirements are met and the results exceed your expectations by paying close attention to detail, and asking a lot of questions up front! By communicating I've built long-lasting relationships with my clients.

I have clients all over North America, Europe and worldwide. 

I believe that your success is my success. In fact, my clients have been with me for years and the majority of my business comes from repeat clients and referrals.

Content Management Systems

Content Management Systems (CMS) are becoming more and more popular. I am well versed in Joomla, WordPress and Drupal. CMS software allows me to manipulate large amounts of text files in an easy affordable way.

Why Choose Me?

Because I am a team player who will eagerly work with you and your staff to design a website that will reflect your corporate identity and appeal to your target audience. Your website will be designed using all the latest design and programming technology, so that it is fresh and exciting.

I will also work with your existing webmaster, marketing agency or previous web development firm to ensure a smooth and seamless transition of your website. This includes the handling of duties such as domain name registration, email account setups, project management and much more.

I will take care of all the technical needs for you, to ensure minimal disruption to your daily business activities. 

Website Design Process

Feasibility

The first step in designing a website is determining the goals, purpose and function of the site. Take some time to look at your competitors sites and investigate your target market. This may influence the look and content of your site.

Content Pages and Navigation

The site design consists of colour, personality, layout and functionality. The most critical elements of website design are good navigation (so content can be found) and an attractive appearance. The graphic designer will use their creative talent to present a visual prototype.

Prototype Design

A prototype includes all website elements and design for approval by the business owner. Once the prototype design is complete, you can have a realistic image of what your site will look like and do. The website prototype looks lovely but needs to be coded by specialized programmers to make it accessible and secure for search.

Testing

Before the much anticipated website launch, the site must be tested for broken links, bugs, slow loading times, and browser compatibility. It’s better to be proactive than reactive.

Official Launch and Promotion

Finally, your site is live for the world to browse! Start promoting your site by including it in your email signature and promotions. Write and distribute a press release, promote via social media, and submit your site to directories.

Website Redesign

Is your website design out of date? Could you benefit from a more current design?

I have worked with many companies to redesign their existing website. A website redesign can involve simply improving the website appearance, web page navigation, search engine rankings, adding a content management system, making the site mobile (responsive design) or all of the above.

The evolution of social media, e-commerce, smart phones and increased online competition is having a significant impact on the need for continuous website improvements. Here are a few other reasons to possibly consider a website redesign:

  1. The site looks amateurish or parts are broken.
  2. There is little or no lead generation actions.
  3. The navigation links are poorly named or misleading.
  4. The inner pages are difficult to navigate.
  5. The information on this site is dated.
  6. The body text is hard to read.
  7. The site is hosted on a limited server.
  8. The site can't be found by search engines.
  9. The page layout and design is inconsistent among pages.
  10. The site is incompatible with certain web browsers.
  11. The site content is mostly graphic or flash.
  12. The site has a high bounce rate.

I can redesign a website according to your audience's needs. A website must capture the visitors attention with new information, an attractive design and compelling content that is easy to navigate. 

web-developmentWeb Development

While I do some development myself, I also work with a very talented team of developers specialized in specific areas, such as; PHP and My SQL (database).

We can create a specific application for your website or upgrade your existing one. We have our own in-house programming team, so we can offer first rate support to our clients.

We have developed a wide range of web related applications which are second to none. We'll even pickup where someone else left off. Frequently, we come to the rescue of a client who's programmer has proven unreliable or simply abandoned them.

Making Websites Work

Good web design doesn't add up to much without being supported by good web development. Web development is a complex topic, but it affects everything about your site. Like how quickly or slowly pages load. Like whether everything works the way it’s supposed to. The basics! Even a simple blog site requires expert web developers at several points along the way.

Your website’s front-end (what you see) and back-end (what you don't see) must work together.

E-Commerce

Managing a lucrative E-business entails attracting and servicing customers without the benefit of face-to-face contact. Assure your success with a full range of E-commerce tools and services.

I can provide the tools you need to generate revenue.

I'll provide a full spectrum of e-commerce functionality from shopping carts to complex reservations systems, I'll customize your website to generate revenue for your products and services, quickly, effectively and to suit your budget.

Search Engine Optimization

How will people find you?

SEO allows customers and search engines (like Google) to find your site. Investing in SEO services will help reduce your spending on yellow pages and web advertising.

Achieving top search engine listings is important for businesses small and large. A good search engine ranking results in more visitors and increased lead generation. Do a quick search using keywords that describe your business and see what page you are found on. This will give you an idea of whether you need some expert assistance ranking your website.

I offer SEO services to clients as part of a monthly maintenance plan. I implement traditional and creative methods to increase your site’s search engine ranking while improving the bounce rate, time spent onsite, and website conversions.

Social Media

I can develop online social media tools that effectively communicate with your audience, gain market insights, demonstrate personality, increase customer loyalty and ultimately increase revenue.

The social network websites that I've built are custom tailored to reflect your vision and your goals. My internally designed and developed social network software packages include comprehensive branding and interface design solutions (to include custom logo design and brand development) and have the ability to easily enhance your website as the community grows.

web-hostingWeb Hosting

As a professional system's administrator, I have my own dedicated Linux Apache server and guarantee your web content's safety. I offer my clients very competitive packages with ample storage, bandwidth, memory, daily monitoring and above average system's connectivity.

We have servers in the US, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Domain Name Management

We'll research the best domain names, renew your current domain and transfer hosting services. Some key services include:

  • We are certified by CIRA for .ca registrations, and an OpenSRS reseller for the domains.
  • DNS service (point your domain anywhere).
  • Web forwarding (often called cloaking or URL gripping,
  • Web redirection.
  • Domain parking (a "coming soon" web page).
  • E-mail forwarding.
  • Automatic domain name renewals so you never have to worry about expiration.
  • Domain watch for expiration of websites that you would like to acquire.

web-maintenanceWebsite Maintenance

I offer a number of flexible website maintenance plans. A website with fresh content will experience improved search engine rankings, decreased bounce rates, and improved visitor experiences. Knowing that your website will be updated in a timely fashion and that someone is monitoring your online business has its advantages.

Monthly Packages

A monthly website maintenance plan is the perfect solution for any company that isn't sure how much maintenance help they will need. The majority of my clients register for a monthly maintenance plan once their website is launched. This includes; technical updates, content updates, website marketing, analytic reporting, SEO & much more. Our pricing is very competitive.

I provide free website consultations to assess the current status of your website and can provide recommendations for the overall improvement, appearance and marketing of your online business.

Support

Not sure what your analytic's statistics are saying?

Or maybe you've just hired a new staff member who needs a crash course on the inner-workings of your Content Management System? Whatever the case, I'm always available for clients when they need my help. Especially after a project has wrapped.

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