Web Design

We design new websites and also re-design or edit existing ones. We can also take product photos.

Although we can design a site for anyone, anywhere, we prefer a client base in and near Southern Alberta, Canada.

Why choose us to do your web design?

Our design philosophy is, “Simple. Clear. Concise.”

In other words, we specialize in creating a lightweight design that still packs a punch.

Consider this testimony from a grateful client who requested a new site to replace their existing site.

(Click here to view their site.)

If this is what you’re looking for in your website, then here is some more information.

Included in the cost of any website that we design are the following:

SEO

Your site will undergo Search Engine Optimization to rank highly on Internet search engines like Google.

SSL certificate

A Secure Sockets Layer certificate is a padlock on your website to show that your data is secure.

Mobile readiness

Your site will be developed on desktop, but also optimized to work and look great on tablet and phone – where a majority of people now search the Internet.

Backups

Your site and its data will be backed up regularly.

Want to know more?  Here are some FAQs.

Contact us with any other questions.

Who do you service?

We service anybody who wants a new website. We can also re-design or edit an existing site, which we can make possible by arranging the transfer of the site to our web hosting provider.

Where do you service?

Thanks to technology, we can design a site for anyone, anywhere.  However, we prefer a client base in and near Southern Alberta, Canada.  This includes the cities of Calgary, Lethbridge, and Medicine Hat plus all rural areas. This allows us to meet potential clients in person (if you choose) to give us the best sense of you and your business, organization, or institution.  This also reduces development time because many questions are answered beforehand.  And – call us old-fashioned – we like to put a name to a face when possible. While there, we can also take product photos for your site (again, only if you choose) which will make your site even more unique instead of using only stock photos. Whether or not we meet you in-person, we will use whatever forms of communication you prefer to make sure everything is done to your liking.

Do you provide photos for websites?

You can purchase digital downloads from our Stock Photography portfolio.  You can also request that we take photos of your actual products using our Product Photography serviceClick here to learn more about both services.

Do you have a minimum site size requirement?

Some web designers shy away from requests for a small website.  We consider NO website too small, even if a single page. One client wanted a smaller, basic website.  Click the logo to view the site.  By the way, he also used our Product Photography service to get unique, professional photos.

Can you help me with my social media?

First, the good news:  We can set up your social media pages and profiles on Facebook, Instagram, Google, and Tripadvisor.  We will show you how to update them or else you can pay us to update them.

Now, the bad (?) news:  We do not provide social media marketing services, such as creating and managing ad and e-mail marketing campaigns.

How much does a website cost?

We will design a quality site for an initial cost that reflects your specific needs.  Then you only pay a reasonable annual hosting fee and for any site maintenance/updates only upon your request.

We do not offer “package deals” or one-size-fits-all options like “$___ per page.”  We want what also benefits you, not just us.

A flat rate could mean a small site costing you what a larger site does.  And beware if somebody offers you a great deal up front for a larger site – you will likely be charged higher hosting or maintenance fees to make up the difference (sometimes astronomical), costing you more in the long run.

Can you give me more cost details?

DOMAIN NAME
You can't have a website without one! You have to buy one first and then pay to renew it. You can either buy this yourself through a provider like GoDaddy or, if that’s too intimidating, we can do this for you.

SITE MAINTENANCE/UPDATES
Many web designers will charge a flat monthly or annual fee for maintenance and/or updates – whether or not they actually do any! Sight & Sound will only bill for any maintenance or updates as requested and approved by you. Please note that this is different from a hosting fee, which is necessary for any website.

PLUG-INS (if needed)
These enhance the look and/or functionality of your site. Many are free, but if there are certain plug-ins that we cannot find the best free solutions for then you will be billed for these as well, but again, only upon your approval.

PHOTOGRAPHY
Quality photography is CRUCIAL to a quality site and well worth the extra cost to pay somebody for, whether us or somebody else. Click here to learn more about our Product Photography service.

Book an initial web design consultation today or contact us with any questions.

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