Joomla Website Design Services Coquitlam
Based in Coquitlam (BC), Canadian Map Makers also provide professional website design services.
The personal Touch
We differentiate ourselves from other website design companies in that we realise the importance of sitting down with our clients to understand their needs well before the design process begins. We appreciate that your website is your business’s “window to the world” and has its own unique set of requirements. Every business is different, we listen to that, and craft a solution which will not only give you a beautiful web presence, but will also dovetail in with the day to day activities of your business. The owner of Canadian Map Makers has entrepreneurial experience, and has advised many other would-be entrepreneurs on their business plans, web strategy and operational logistics. This all comes part of the service when using us to design your website!
Canadian Map Makers is based in Coquitlam, British Columbia. We like to meet face to face for a FREE
consultation before starting a project. If this is not possible (perhaps you’re outside of the Greater Vancouver Area?) we can provide the consultation over Skype or over the phone. Either way, we like to be on the same page before we start work on the first web page!
Joomla and Static Websites
Mapmakers specialise in developing Joomla based CMS (Content Management System) sites. Our experience is that most websites are constantly evolving entities, changing as the business behind it develops and progresses. Using a CMS such as Joomla, we are very easily able to change the content, structure and look of the website as needs dictate. Straightforward changes on a Joomla based site (such as changing copy, images and titles) are easily done by the client, meaning they can done without any intervention by us. Of course, if you are no confident doing this, or the changes are more complex (e.g. menu structure or template layout) we are still more than happy to step in.
After our initial consultation we will create your own custom Joomla template. The advantage of having your own custom template is twofold. Firstly, it will make your website stand out against the countless other sites out there that have been created from “cookie cutter” style Joomla templates. It also makes changing and tinkering with the page layout more straightforward (with “off the shelf” templates, the scope for changing them is very limited). If you are having trouble visualizing how you want your website to look, we will visit you from our Coquitlam based office and go through a book of examples. During this consultation we can nail down the “look and feel” we want to target. During the template creation process we will create mock-ups of the site, so you can decide whether or not the look is right before we move on to the more detailed work.
If all you require is a very simple static website (something that is unlikely to change very often), then we can do that also. This works out to be a cheaper option initially, but can work out to be pricier if frequent changes are required.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Website Marketing
For your website to serve your business properly, potential clients need to be able to find you on the internet ahead of your competitors. Canadian Map Makers will set up your website in a structured manner so as to be optimised for the search phrases that your customers will likely be using. This lays the foundation. However, building a strong web presence takes time, effort and perseverance. Typically, sites that perform best in SEO have dynamic relevant content and are closely intertwined with a multitude of other internet resources. As your website matures, we will help you manage this progression, incorporating all of the necessary marketing tools where necessary.
Social Media is currently overtaking traditional forms of internet search as the way to attract new visitors to a website (or directly to the business). We will provide advice on which social media channels are the most appropriate for you to use, and will also set these up for you. As new forms of social media are incorporated into your business’s online presence, we will ensure that these are fully integrated into your website (which will always be the focal point).
We can create any graphic design needed for your website, be it logos, custom graphical elements or modified photography. We are experienced with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign and will use these tools to make your website look really nice. We can also create printed products (such as brochures and business cards) which will match the branding on your website. Lacking images for your website? No problem, we can search stock images to find appropriate photos. We can arrange for printing of materials in Coquitlam, or any other location, including off-shore for more cost effective larger runs.
Website Hosting and Webmaster Services
If you already have a website hosting company we can take on the roll of “webmaster” to manage the transition to the new website. This includes setting up domain names, hosting configuration, databases, backup, data management and email addresses. These things can be complicated for the average person to set up. If you currently do not have a hosting company for your website, we can set this all up for you with our preferred provider (Godaddy), or another provider of your choice.
Examples of our Work:
|Canadian Map Makers
||Phoenix Running Club Coquitlam
| Pink Mountain
|| Virtual Outdoor Adventures