Web Design & Build Services
Professional custom designed websites that can grow with your business.
Every website we build begins with our ‘foundation’ – a professional-grade website with a lot of extra and invisible benefits.
We can add as many pages or features as you like, but the core elements we start with are the same best-in-class theme, plugins, and security features every time.
Consider bundling your website with a maintenance package and some basic but critical SEO setup.
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Foundation Website Includes:
- Rock-solid professional-grade website perfect for any small businesses. Includes all the core basics out of the gate.
Build on it and expand in the future as you grow.
- A CUSTOM DESIGNED WEBSITE
- Beautiful, professional web design
- Home, About, Projects, News, Contact and more
- Mobile-friendly responsive design
- Categorized, filter-able project listings
- Extra option: Ecommerce-ready / online product catalog
- YOU ALSO GET
- 5 email addresses set up
- Industry-best security & backup
- Page-caching for quick load speed
THE STANDARD COMPONENTS
Each of our websites includes the following:
This is the nuts and bolts of the website – all the technical set up and configuration, pre-design/content, to build a shell of a site that loads on the internet. Each sites comes with great standard core features built right in from scratch, both internal administrative tools, and front-facing engaging features for your customers to interact with.
- Industry-leading, rock-solid security features
- Regular back-ups for peace-of-mind
- Page caching function of faster loading times
- Responsive design that works great on mobile devices
- Google docs / PDF embedding
- Countless options for displaying content and page layouts
Here’s just some of what we do:
- Hosting & domain set-up/configuration
- WordPress CMS and theme installation
- Database installation and configuration
- 4 user accounts with different levels of permissions
- Up to 5 email addresses
- Home page, full-width images, text overlay, optional slider
- About, Services, plus 5 more content pages
- Portfolio/projects area (and first 10 list items)
- News or Blog posts page (with categories)
- Contact page with map and a contact form
Start by choosing a style from our collection and telling us what you like. We’ll work with your brand and company style to create a clean, contemporary design that will make your company look great.
- Unique colour scheme to match your company branding
- Customized typography and font / header selection
- Multiple versions of your logo / icons for various mobile devices
- Up to 5 free stock images
- Cropping, enhancing and optimizing up to 20 photos you supply
- Countless page design options and content formatting features
As part of the foundation package, we prepare a content collection document or Google site staging area for you to add text to. It is your responsibility to provide the text and images to us. We’ll resize, optimize, title, and upload it, add the content into the appropriate pages, and apply basic formatting.
Content writing or image selection are the two most important aspects of a website site.
Included content preparation and formatting:
- Content document / staging area set up and access
- 10 project listings (2 categorization options)
- Testimonials (listed or rotating)
- Map and contact form on contact page
- Footer widgets with text, recent work links, and more
- Categorization and filter options for project portfolio
We think of the functionality of a website by asking, “what does it do” beside look good?
This includes features we can build on, extra tools, integrating with other online services, increasing engagement with your users, and more.
See the “Extra Features” section in the next column for examples.
We also offer a range of extra features and options:
Your website can do a lot more than just look pretty! From simple touches like integrated social media feeds to complex customized ecommerce solutions to advanced forms, and lots more…basically whatever you can imagine, we can probably do it. Here are our most popular functionality add-ons. Contact us for a complete list.
- Product catalog – list categorized products, have customers request a quote, etc.
- E-commerce – sell your products online. Includes tons of advanced options.
- Social Media Integration
- Google Analytics
- Multiple languages
- Custom Forms
- Event Calendars
- Anti-spam features
- Custom back-up system for quick transfer and restore
- Advanced table design
- Upload and download managers
- Private pages and member-only sections
- Social media login
- Large media libraries and databases
- Integration with other web-based apps (e.g. dropbox, zapier, google docs, etc.)
- Content Delivery Network for faster site loading across the globe
- Mega-menus and custom menus
- Multi-layer slider, with text overlays and custom transitions
- More galleries – different styles for showing product variations, projects reference, etc.
- SEO-friendly writing, editing, or, proof-reading website text
- Photo and graphics – stock sourcing, photo shoots and illustration services
Ongoing Content & Design Creation
See our Content Marketing services page and Design pages for a complete description of the various services we offer under these categories.
* Content work is billed hourly
(IMPORTANT: This is included in our monthly and mixed packages – it’s only ‘optional’ if you buy you opt for project pricing.)
Website technology changes fast and when the various pieces get updates, they sometimes doesn’t work with other pieces. You should budget for some maintenance, either preventative or troubleshooting.
Preventative maintenance package: This is highly recommended to keep downtime and repair costs down. We run updates, actively block and scan for malware with WordFence Premium, make sure WordPress is running the latest version, and check on the status of all links. We monitor uptime, and we also send monthly reports on website stats and Google Analytics.
Get all the details about our maintenance package on our services page.
Hourly Maintenance: If you’d prefer not to subscribe to the ongoing maintenance package, and something does go wrong, we will always happily work on the websites we’ve built. If the site gets infected with malware, or something breaks or there’s an issue or error, we will be able to fix it quickly and efficiently since we’ve got a deep understanding of the site architecture and construction.
We offer various tiers of online marketing, starting with the basics up to complete SEO and social media campaigns.
Find more information on our services page.
HOW WE BUILD WEBSITES
Just like every good building project, every website should have the same basic building principles and good standards.
So we build every website with those tested and true components and best-practices, including industry-leading systems, solid design principles, excellent security, page load speed, SEO, and much more. From there, we can customize your site further with any number of helpful add-ons features. This means you only pay for what you need.
This practice of standardizing system and customizing the design and content keeps our prices down while ensuring all our sites have the best core features and set-up and are still unique and tailored to your needs. Plus, we can always add and edit content quickly and easily, and at any time we can add on countless features and extra functionality in order to make your site even better, from calendars to Ecommerce.
This website is built with our foundation site and some add-ons. Take a look around this site and check out portfolio to get an idea of some of the options. But don’t let it limit your imagination. The options are endless, and your site will look completely unique!