We design beautiful, simple and highly functional websites that utilize the latest in web technologies and are always on brand.

More than just a website.

We create your digital brand.

In today’s world we spend so much time getting people to our door, that we often forget to make that door as inviting and as useful as the path that leads to it. Part of great website design is about communicating the brand’s personality and making it engaging.

Personality will set your brand apart from competitors and help you to connect with a passionate audience. Making personality central to the ethos of your website re-design might sound scary, especially if you’re a big corporation, but even the biggest corporations can communicate with a human voice and remain professional. In order to develop the right tone-of-voice, you may consider a branding session before launching your new website.

Web Design Capabilities

Web design capabilities in a nutshell

At our Vancouver web design studio, we’re passionate about our work and we truly love what we do. The ultimate reward for us is to see you succeed. We specialize in Drupal and WordPress sites, because, as the world’s most popular CMS’s they offer clients the most flexible, scaleable and design centric platforms, and they can be easily managed by the client. As open-sourced platforms, Drupal and WordPress offer many proven and robust modules and plug-ins that let us build the site you want.

Our process is constantly improving and adapting and we are always finding new and better ways of doing things. We’re smartcreative and full of bright ideas. Our approach is to seamlessly integrate your brand standards and personality into an interactive design, and to put the user at the center of the web experience.

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Responsive Web Design

Responsive Web Design is the approach that suggests that design and development should respond to the user’s behavior and environment based on screen size, platform and orientation.

As the user switches from their laptop to iPad or iPhone or other mobile device, the website should automatically switch to accommodate for resolution, image size and scripting abilities. In other words, we build the website to have the technology to automatically respond to the user’s preferences, making your website mobile-friendly. This also eliminates the need for a different URL (eg. m.yourwebsite.com), decreasing bounce rates and redirects, thereby achieving better SEO and eliminating extra hassle and costs of managing a second mobile website. Re-size our website in your browser now, and see what happens!

Strategy
Development
Design
  • Web design
  • User interface (UI)
  • Icon Design
  • Typography
  • Email newsletters
  • iPhone & Tablet specific

Web Design Process

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Discovery Session
The planning stage is arguably the most important phase of the web design process, because what’s decided here sets the stage for the entire project. This stage requires interaction and discussion around your goals, detailed feature and functionality requests and gathering as much information as we can.
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Site map
Information architecture is critical in great web design. The sitemap establishes the foundation for a solid site structure. It helps create the traffic patterns and navigational routes that get the customer from A to B. In fact, IA is the first step in meeting customer goals and can therefore increase brand awareness and product or service sales.
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The Design
The design stage involves taking the information outlined in the discovery session further into reality. Now comes the visual representation of the digital brand. After this design phase, the website should more or less have taken shape, but with the absence of the content and special features.
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The Coding
It’s coding time. Now we take the approved design mock-up, and write the code for the design. This involves making the design and functionality come to life. We integrate cutting edge content management and e-commerce systems and never compromise the design. We're passionate about simple, clean designs that are and highly functional and easy to use.

Website Launch

We help you integrate and profit from your website launch by utilizing social media and video as an integral part of your launch.

The best launch is if you have a website that other people like using so much that they tell other people about it. The users you target need to know at least one bit of information in advance that will make them care. Then, only then, can you move on to the next step, which is to facilitate and encourage sharing of your brand and website.

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Social Media
Wouldn’t you rather buy from a company that people recommend? Initiators and influencers play an important role in the brand buying process. You can get involved in this process through Social Media. Our ultimate goal is to see your organization be fully socialized and independently able to navigate and prosper within the social relm. Our job is done when being Social is part of your business culture and processes. More on Social Media & Digital Branding [+]
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Video
Video has become a very cost-effective and powerful form of communication. Consumers tend to skim through most large blocks of copy, but will almost certainly take the time to watch a professionally produced video presentation! Communicate your corporate word, educate your customers, create product knowledge videos. More on Video & Digital Branding [+]
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Search Engine Optimization
SEO is about improving the volume or quality of traffic to your web site from search engines. By optimizing a web site and improving internal and external aspects you will be ranked higher in search engines such as Google, thus allowing your target market to find you with ease. The higher up your web site appears in the search engines, the more awareness and visitors you will receive. More on SEO & Digital Branding [+]
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QR Codes
At Straydog we help you setup your mobile campaign, utilizing QR codes for endless mediums.  The user can be connected within a matter of milliseconds making the transformation from your marketing message to a user’s mobile phone browser to the mobile web instantaneous. More on QR Codes & Digital Branding [+]

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