Website Design and Development and E-Commerce
MORE THAN JUST A WEBSITE
We create your digital brand.
At our Vancouver web design studio, we’re passionate about our work and we truly love what we do. We specialize in WordPress and Drupal 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 smart, creative 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.
We are fully versed in digital strategy for the 21st century and well equipped to provide you with comprehensive UX, IA and wireframing services that are guaranteed to deliver an outstanding website that outperforms your competitors. Give us a holler and we’ll come running to deliver a competitive quote that will be sure to get you leaping for joy.
Custom Web Design & Development
We build custom websites, tailored to your brand and your business objectives. With our technical and design staff, we will assess your business objectives and then design and build a website with the latest industry standards. Your site will be fully responsive, SEO friendly and provide the most up-to-date user experience for your audiences. If you need additional services such as content strategy and website copywriting, Social Media integration, Paid Search and more extensive Search Engine Optimization, we have the experience and staff to get the job done.
We also have the knowledge and experience to provide you with network support, email consultation, custom API integration, E-Commerce and Booking systems and ongoing website support & maintenance.
We also provide clients with a variety of training so that they can effectively manage and update their own websites. These programs may also be eligible federal and provincial grants to offset the costs of our fees to you. Find our more on our Program Funding page.
Grow your brand with an e-commerce website, or add e-commerce to your existing website. Our developers have extensive e-commerce experience in WooCommerce that can easily be added to WordPress websites. We also offer very competitive design and build services for Shopify e-commerce websites. Shopify is an industry leader in affordable B2C e-commerce.
Visit our e-commerce page for more information.
Web Accessibility Compliance
Making the internet accessible is about levelling the playground for 20% of the world’s population. The internet has become the most important innovation of our lifetime. Making it inclusive is the most significant step towards achieving a society that prioritizes the inclusion of all its people and values, everyone, for who they are, regardless of abilities.
To achieve this, the W3C (The World Wide Web Consortium) has created the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1)}, which explain about and guide developers on how to make websites accessible. These guidelines have been adopted by governments around the world and are now a part of various legislations, such as the ADA, Secttion 508, EN 301549,
The WCAG focuses mainly on three areas of accessibility: blind people using screen-readers (UJAWS, NVDA}), people with motor impairments who use only keyboards, and a variety of other disabilities such as colour blindness, epilepsy, and minor visual impairments that are mainly focused on the UI and design of the website (color contrasts, animations, fonts, etc.)
At Straydog, we now offer a full-service Web Accessibility solution that is ensures your website is 100% compliant with ADA & WCAG, AODA, GDPR and CCPA standards. Our solution is affordable and 100% effective and does not change any code on your website. It is simply, a game-changer in web accessibility, simplifying and streamlining the process of becoming accessible and compliant using AI, machine learning and computer vision. This solution provides your website with a Accessibility Statement and Certificate, indicating the remediations your website has undergone.
For more Information, visit our Web Accessibility page, or click on the link below.
Other Post Launch Services
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.
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Social Media Marketing
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 our Social Media Services [+]
Social Media Management
No time to manage your Social Media channels? Let us do it for you.
As digital marketers, we love giving voice to causes, promoting products and services and creating communities only. Our social media management services include:
- Strategy development
- Social media integration tools
- Social media profile set ups and optimization
- Post writing
- Post image creation
- Post comment and DM responses
- Monthly reporting
At Straydog, we love PPC Advertising and are experts in the Google Ads and Microsoft Ads platforms. We’d love to help you leverage the power of this most powerful advertising platform to captivate your audience and achieve real, measurable ROI. Our services include:
- Google Ads Grant application & campaign management
- Display Advertising Strategy
- Keyword Strategy
- Ad Development
- Landing Page Copywriting & Development
- Conversion Tracking
- PPC Advertising Campaign Set Up
- PPC Advertising Campaign Management
- Market Research
- Site Technical Analysis
- Content Analysis
- Content Strategy & Optimization
- Content Generation (Copywriting for web)
- Website Architecture
- Image Analysis
- Meta & Site Tag Auditing
- Page Rank Zero Strategy
- Internal Linking Strategy
Our PPC & Social Media Audits begin at $999 and our monthly PPC Advertising programs at $799/month
Video & Photography
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.
One of the latest uses of video is what we call Logo Stings. These are short introductory brand awareness video clips that are added at the beginning and end of Corporate Videos, Promotions or Ads that re-inforce your brand identity.
These Logo Stings are quick and affordable ways to add critical branding to any video.
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Web Design Process
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. The discovery/audit phase will make it easier for us to develop and more accurate project estimate as we’ll have a much better idea of what you actually require.
IA, UX & Wireframe
Information architecture is critical in great web design and User Experience design is about designing with the user in mind. Our strategy is to design sites that are easy to use, useful and a delight to interact with. Designing with this mind helps to 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, and UX allows this to happen in the digital realm.
The design stage involves taking the information outlined in the discovery and IA and UX sessions 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.
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.
Once your new site is ready for launch, we’ll help you manage the launch. From ensuring your hosting environment is ready, to making sure the transition from the old to the new site is effectively through 301 re-directs, we do it all.
Post Launch Support & Maintenance
Ok, your new site is live, now what do you do? Well, we’re never far away. We offer formal and comprehensive website support and maintenance programs, or if you’re looking for more informal help, we also offer support when and how you need it. Try us!
If you are expanding your business into international markets, you may be eligible to receive *federal grants to help support the costs of our services related to those international sales and marketing activities, including:
- Paid Advertising and Social Media marketing,
- Search Engine Optimization.
*To be eligible for federal grants, your business must currently be doing a minimum of $100,000 in sales.
And if you are a Canadian Non-Profit organization, you may be eligible for $10,000USD/month in Google Ads.
Straydog is a certified Top Digital Marketing Agency!
Strategy & Design
- Comprehensive Digital Strategy
- UX and IA
- Sitemap Strategy
- Search Engine Optimization
- Content Writing
- User Flow + Conversions
- Social Media Integration
- Video Integration
- Booking Systems
- Membership Functionality
- WordPress, Drupal, Wix
- PHP, My SQL, Linux, Apache
- Social Media Integration
- Hosting and email set-up/support
- Email Newsletters
- Mobile sites
- App Development
- Email Newsletters