Custom Website Development
Discovery & Research
We conduct discovery sessions to discuss your goals and objectives for your new website, identify primary and secondary stakeholders and define their needs.
The research phase includes auditing your current website and reviewing comparable organizations and competitors. Next, we review your website analytics data including unique visits, depth of visit, most popular and least popular pages and more. With this information, we’ll craft customized user personas that will help us tailor the messaging in your new website to better engage your audience.
We formulate a plan to reach your goals which includes exploring design ideas for your new website, defining the site architecture and content required and crafting your messaging.
We collaborate with you every step of the way, from developing your website strategy, design prototyping, content development and implementation through to the final delivery of your new website.
Design & Development
Successful websites are designed to provide a great user experience. Our design team will work with you to design and prototype concepts that will guide your users through the best experience possible, blending user interface, mobile responsiveness, and accessibility to form the pillars of our website development techniques.
We use the latest industry design prototyping tools to create intuitive layouts intended to allow your audience to visually understand your website messaging and content. Our skill in crafting modern website design ensures your website is unique and you are involved fully in all aspects of its development.
We design and code your website to ensure the user experience is optimized for desktop computers through to the many new screen sizes available on smart phones and tablets. Our mobile responsive frameworks are even designed to display the best image for your viewing requirements and backbone the latest in WCAG 2.0 accessibility practices.
Every website we develop is compliant with WCAG 2.0 AA to ensure the Accessibility for Ontarian's with Disabilities Act is followed as it is now mandated as law for all companies and organizations in Ontario, Canada. We work with you to help you understand the implications of this law on your website and train you to edit your website to maintain the compliance rating in the future.
We have nearly a decade’s worth of WordPress experience that allows us to go way beyond what the core version offers. Not only do we code our own custom themes and plugins, we are now able to create custom design blocks in the new WordPress 5.0 Gutenberg edition, which enables you to edit in-page web content visually, with the ability to easily change content colour, position and size for the first time ever.
We customize Drupal using the latest core version which allow you to take advantage of highly advanced modern PHP programming to accomplish web application style website development. Focused more on the advanced website editor, this content management system truly delivers functions that are above and beyond a standard website offering.
Security & Accessibility Compliance Reporting
Our monthly security analysis process involves scanning website folders for vulnerabilities, malware and user account penetration as well as completing upgrades to avoid having open exploits that attackers can use to compromise your website.
Digital Monthly Reports
We provide clear, concise reports every month that outline all the security issues your website has faced. We also outline and correct any accessibility related errors and warnings that have been created in that timeframe. We also provide helpful guidance on the best way to avoid them in the future.
The Ontario Government has mandated Level AA compliancy for all websites. Every month we use government approved accessibility compliance testing tools to ensure all the content you are adding to your website maintains compliance with WCAG 2.0 guidelines which is the standard for AODA Level AA law.