Website Planning Services
Whether you’re still looking for ideas, or you’ve finished your concept and just need help polishing it up, we’re here to help.
Planning your website is a crucial step in any project, and so you want to make sure your marketing strategy is solid before moving onto the next stages.
Not every idea translates onto a website as well as you’d imagine it to. Speak with us (for free) to solidify your ideas and get recommendations for your new website.
So you’ve got an idea – great! Now it’s time to turn that idea into a visual concept. For our web designers, it’s not just about designing something that looks good, we also want to make sure it will meet all current standards.
More than 50% of all traffic is now mobile, so it’s pretty important that whatever our web designers create translates well onto different screen sizes. We’re a Calgary web design company that also offers professional development, so all of our projects use responsive web design, meaning they adjust to display properly on any device.
Web Development Services
Development is something we truly love. We can take your web design, and turn it into a fully functioning, high powered website. We can develop completely custom, partially custom or of course using a CMS (Content Management System) like WordPress. The way we develop a website always depends on the project and its requirements.
When creating your website, the design always comes first. However, we also take great care and attention in providing speed, security and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) with every project to make sure it aligns with your digital marketing strategy.
Support & Maintenance
Once your website is designed and developed (hopefully by us!) it still needs to be maintained in order to run like a well oiled machine.
We offer free high performance hosting to our new small business web design clients, and custom packages for those in need of even more power. For WordPress websites, we also use our own advanced maintenance system to ensure all of your 3rd party themes and plugins are kept up to date.
Still have questions? We have answers.
We sure can! We offer standard, advanced and custom SEO marketing packages tailored to your business.
Our Search Packages Include:
- On-Page SEO – we go through your pages and make sure their technical structure matches what is recommended by search engines like Google.
- Off-Page SEO – we build authority and “power” for your site that helps to show Google you’re a legit business.
- Monitoring, Improving and Reporting – what sets us apart is that we don’t have a “magic recipe” with secret ingredients – we’re happy to discuss our strategies with you, and look forward to giving you a useful report each and every month.
Take a look over our SEO services page for more info.Calgary SEO Services
It depends on what’s required, how quickly we receive content and feedback and how much lead time we have at the time of engaging.
That being said, in general, here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect in terms of a timeline:
- Planning – we meet with you to figure out what’s needed and make recommendations on how to build the best website.
- Designing – once we’re clear on your brand, user intent and goals, we’ll start designing the site. You get as many revisions as it takes to get it right.
- Coding – now that you’ve approved your web design, we’ll start coding it up! We develop our “under construction” sites on a private staging server that you’ll have a link for to review.
- Quality Assurance – we do whatever we can to ensure that everything on your site is exactly as it should be.
- Launch – you sign off on the website and we put it live on your domain!
The whole process for standard business websites can take as little as 4-6 weeks from commencement – but we’ll discuss timelines with you before any money changes hands.
Read more about our process at the link below.View Web Design
It doesn’t matter how efficient we code your site to be, if the host is lacking, it’ll be slow as molasses.
Think of hosting in the same way you think of your PC. All a server is, is a purpose built PC to store your website’s files and data. If it’s old and slow, and uses a slow internet connection, things are going to happen very slowly.
We offer only high performance web hosting to our clients – and it’s free for new small businesses!
We lead by example, with a 100 out of 100 score for page speed on Google’s PageSpeed Insights tool.
See our hosting page for more details.Website Hosting
Small Sites, Entrepreneurs & Individuals
For most company sites we use a CMS (Content Management System) such as WordPress as a foundation to build our custom websites on. We do this because development with WordPress is generally faster, and easier to maintain. It also often makes it easier for our clients to make their own updates – which is commonly requested.
For custom functionality and proprietary systems, a CMS like WordPress just isn’t going to cut it. For larger companies and enterprises, the programming language and any frameworks we use are dependant on the project. We take the scope and use of the project into account when deciding what to build with.
Startups & Custom Apps
We have a team of talented developers that can utilize all of the most current languages and frameworks. We have experience in planning, designing and developing custom webapps and mobile apps.View Web Development
First of all, that’s not a question. Calm down.
There are many things that can go wrong with websites, but here are the most common:
- Malware – this is most common with sites that use a CMS (Content Management System) like WordPress. Hackers use automated processes to check if websites contain outdated code and then they exploit it. This normally becomes an issue when your website’s software isn’t updated as regularly as it should be (see our web maintenance page for more info).
- Broken After Update – sometimes even though you make your best efforts to keep things up to date on your site, things can break in the process. We can help to put things right again for you.
- Server/Configuration Errors – servers go wrong, or they simply aren’t up to the task. We can diagnose your issues and provide options for how to resolve them.
If you’re experiencing any of these issues, get in touch right away, it’s most likely quicker to fix than you think!Fix My Website
Web Design Prices
We always try to give fair and reasonable pricing and have no problem talking about a budget with you. Web design pricing can vary quite wildly, but we feel we offer a fair and balanced pricing structure for the local market.
Payment is typically handled as 50% upfront as a deposit, and 50% due at launch – which is pretty standard. We accept payment via debit/credit card, cheque and e-transfer.
Or, get in touch via our free no obligation quote/consultation form to find out exactly what it’ll cost you.Free Website Quote
We mean that we can provide your business with most online marketing services that are directly related to your website. If you’re looking for something involved with websites or search engines – we’re the one for you.
There are certain digital marketing services we don’t offer because we would prefer to specialize and excel in the services we offer to be really damn good at them, as opposed to spreading ourselves too thin and offering sub-par work. We have carefully selected marketing partners who specialize in those services to help our clients.
That being said, we’re in the digital marketing world daily. We read articles. We stay up to date. If you’re looking for direction or advice – even just a second opinion – just reach out to us. Advice is always free.
Take a look at the other services we offer our clients.Website Related Services
Although every project we work on is portfolio-worthy in our eyes, we don’t show every site we’ve ever created because there would simply be too much for you to look at!
We’re capable of stepping in at any stage of your web project, whether you’re starting off with planning, just need design or development, or looking to build on your existing site.
Take a look at some of our recent clients.Web Design Portfolio