BC Sunshine Coast custom WordPress website design by ink.
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Who we are

One girl, one computer, big results. Webdesigner and front end developer with 10 + years of professional experience specializing in custom website design and WordPress development.

What we do

We design + develop beautiful, modern websites. With over 10 years of experience and +125 websites under our belt, we specialize in what we love, and our services reflect what we are good at.

How we do it

Every responsive website designed by ink is SEO friendly and includes visitor statistics. For those who want to update yourself, we build all our sites using WordPress - one of the most popular CMS around.

Why Choose Us

No outsourcing here - from start to finish all work is completed in-house. We are based in Halfmoon Bay on the BC Sunshine Coast, but welcome work in Vancouver, Whistler, Pemberton, Squamish and abroad.

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

My story? I graduated from University with BA (Hons) Psychology — but instead of pursuing this degree, I remained intrigued by the Computer Science courses I had taken which had introduced me to the world of website design… and since then there has been no going back. Since 2000, I have been actively involved in the design and development of websites. As a freelance designer, I worked subcontract jobs, built my portfolio designing for others and gained valuable experience. I now run a small design company based on a passion to create modern, beautiful and professional website designs.

CUSTOM. MODERN. CREATIVE.

In a world where websites require no HTML knowledge, and “you can do it yourself in 5 minutes” … it can’t hurt to remember the days where code was written by hand, required a calculator and some decent skills. I started out designing and developing all my own websites from scratch, learning the ins and outs of how HTML works and why. This has given me great insight when building my favourite type of sites – WordPress – one of the most popular and awesome CMS around. The combination of up to date responsive design combined with the knowledge and skill of the good old days produces some pretty big results.

PROUD TO BE A SUNSHINE COAST COMPANY.

Originally from Kenora / Lake of the Woods, I left for the West Coast shortly after graduating University. After living in Whistler and Pemberton for 15 years, I have now settled in the Sunshine Coast community of Halfmoon Bay, which I enjoy with my talented graffiti artist husband Alex, daughters Lucy & Jade, and my longtime golden retriever, Moe.

CUSTOMIZED WEBSITE DESIGN + DEVELOPMENT SERVICES


We don’t do it all.  Instead we specialize in what we love, and our services reflect what we are good at.

 

We design and custom develop beautiful, modern websites. We are a small business that enjoys working with other small businesses … and the larger ones, too. The majority of our clients are small to medium companies from locations ranging from the Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky Corridor, stretching to Ontario and beyond. We’re creative and have tons of new ideas to share about how to improve your website. See below our list of services and see how we can help you.

Website Development

We like to keep things clean, simple and easy to navigate. It can’t just look pretty – it has to be functional, too. All of our responsive sites are built using WordPress CMS, one of the most popular content management applications around. Easily update your website through an admin panel using any web browser – no software required.

Website Maitenance

For those clients who need additional support, as-needed maintenance helps keep your site fresh, and keeps your viewers coming back. Maintenance work is billed by the minute so you only pay for what you requested. We have a 5 minute minimum per request, so being organized can help reduce costs.

Monitor Traffic

Know who is visiting your site and from where. All projects include set-up of a Google Analytics account so you can be informed of the details of your website’s visitors. Login to your account and view the information about your website traffic and stats, and gain insight into how your website is performing.

SEO Friendly

Each website is built with the basic components that make them easy to index: Page titles and URLs that are descriptive and SEO friendly, appropriate alt text for images, and proper meta tags. You also have the ability to easily make your own SEO edits via installed WordPress plugins.

Education

All projects include a manual with detailed instructions specific to your premium WordPress theme. We also have an extensive help file with many common questions to assist clients. Don’t be shy – we also provide technical support via email – from the person who designed your site and knows it best.

Customer Service

Get to know us. You might be surprised by how promptly your emails and questions are answered (in a language you can understand), how quickly your edits are completed and how much we care about your website. Read testimonials to see what clients had to say about working with ink.

RECENT WORK + FAVOURITES

All WordPress websites developed by ink are customized. We don’t just take a template, change the colours and add your logo. Instead, websites are built with your specific needs in mind so your website is tailored especially for you. All sites are built with responsive design that will adapt cross a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones, tablets, etc). The end result is a better experience for the end-user and a better ranking for you with Google.

Happily designing since 2003, we have worked with the following companies

SUNSHINE COAST

  • A Warehouse Hideaway
  • A.S. Penne Writer
  • Creekside Campground
  • Absolute Heaven Oceanview Suites
  • Beach Hideaway B&B
  • Bed n Boat Cottages
  • Casa di Mare
  • CCIS Construction
  • Coracle Cove Oceanfront Suite
  • Discovery Place Retreat
  • Enchanter Oceanview Suites
  • Green Vista Contracting Inc.
  • Gibsons Medical Associates
  • Halfmoon Bay Childcare Society
  • Lighthouse Pub
  • Longhouse Bay Getaway
  • Marian’s On The Coast Retreat
  • Madeira Park B&B
  • Mr Green up Hydroseeding
  • Mountain Grind
  • Pacific Heights B&B
  • Pender Harbour Hotel & Grasshopper Pub
  • Powell Lake Estates
  • Sakinaw Lake Lodge
  • Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre
  • Seawatch at the Shores
  • Sechelt Inlet B&B
  • Simply the Best Beach House
  • Sunco Building Materials
  • Sunshine Coast Resort & Marina
  • Sunset Cove Cottages
  • Sunshine Coast Tours
  • Trail Bay Estates
  • Timberlane Estates
  • Wesbrooke by the Sea
  • Windward Yachts

SEA TO SKY

  • Agnes Jean Boutique
  • Bratz Biz Whistler
  • Connections Wellness Centre
  • Gabi Moeller Photography
  • IT Pharmacy
  • Mario Marble & Tile Ltd.
  • Milkshaxs Baby Gear
  • Moussi Montessori
  • Mountainview Storage
  • Pemberton Benchlands
  • Pursuit Conditioning
  • Rock Pile Mansory
  • Sirocco Bookkeeping Genie
  • Dorgelo by Design
  • Karina Steinberg Physio
  • Sea to Sky Sports Physio
  • Whistler Newborn Photography

VANCOUVER

  • Bartlett Facial Surgery
  • Concordia Homes
  • DLD Financial
  • Duradek by Dekcetra
  • Excell Railing Systems
  • Flaunt Cards
  • H20 Vinyldeck
  • Jennifer Tan Artist
  • Knotwood Canada
  • Midas Alarm & Security
  • Pj Osler & Associates
  • Pippin Studios
  • Quadro Coatings Inc.
  • RHN Chartered Professional Accountants
  • The Pointe Homes
  • Valley Auto & RV Repair
  • Tri Cities Fitness & Shiatsu

AND BEYOND

  • Canadian Shield Adventures
  • Construction Defect Consultants, LC.
  • Dannie Duluth Consignment
  • Darlene West Writer
  • Duradek Texas
  • Evergreen B&B
  • Green Adventures
  • Lilou Organics
  • Rideau Raildek

YOUR COMPLETE WEB PACKAGE

Website cost will depend on the scope of the project (complexity, specific features / functions, total pages required and the number of revisions). Prices are based by the hour, but we bill by the minute so you only pay for the work that is needed. When you receive a free estimate from ink, all of the below points are included in the final projected cost – and we stick firm to our estimates unless the project changes mid-scope, in which the client will be informed of ahead of time. We believe that great design matters – and is an investment in your business.

  • Free virtual initial Consultation (phone / email) – where I gather the facts about your website goals and needs
  • 2 Responsive WordPress design concepts – Home page and Secondary page
  • Content Management System – Update website yourself using WordPress, one of the most popular content management applications around.
  • Contact Form –  Captcha-protected to reduce spam
  • Security – All WordPress sites are protected with security plugins to prevent any malicious attacks.
  • Automatic Backup – Scheduled weekly and monthly database backups.
  • Website Statistics – We will set you up with full access to the details of your website’s traffic by Google Analytics, top-notch free application that will report data about your website.
  • SEO Preparation – Each website is built with the basic components that make them easy to index: Page titles and URLs that are descriptive and SEO friendly, appropriate alt text for images, and proper meta tags. You also have the ability to easily make your own SEO edits via installed WordPress plugins.
  • Creation of sitemap.XML. The Sitemap.xml file is a standard protocol for listing all the URLs that are contained within your website. It gives web spiders like Googlebot a better understanding of your website’s structure.
    note: When clients are eager for additional search engine optimization (seo) work I always recommend to consult with a company who specializes in this service. Ask for details.

  • Estimates include up to 1.5 hours of revisions. Actual review time will vary depending on the number and type of changes and/or final edits required.
  • Set up 301 URL redirects (for redesigns) so there are no negative SEO implications with the redesign.
  • 404 Error Handling Page.
  • Website is formatted for mobile devices and tested at various resolutions (mobile/tablet/laptop/desktop).
  • Custom Favicon.
  • Migration of the new site to your server with little to no downtime.
  • A custom manual with instructions specific to your theme is provided upon completion of project. We also have an extensive online help file with many common questions and graphics to assist clients.
  • Set-up Hosting and Domain names, email addresses on your behalf (if required) so you always have control of your domain name, hosting, and website.
  • Submit your site to Google (new sites).
  • Social Media integration (Facebook / Twitter / Google+ / LinkedIn, etc).
  • Technical Support via Email.
  • We Guarantee it! We warranty all work/programmed code for a period of 1 month after final website launch and if there are any needed tweaks, we will fix it at no cost.

The projected estimate covers virtual / phone meetings only as due to the nature of this work, the majority of our clients don’t require in-person meetings. Meeting in person for Sunshine Coast clients is available at a cost of $95/hour.

WE LOVE OUR CLIENTS

 

AND THEY LOVE US, TOO.
Along the way we have met some great people and love our clients – and they love us, too! Read below what happy ink clients are saying, or read more reviews on LinkedIn.

WANT TO WORK WITH US?

We love hearing from new prospective clients! Contact Chantal @ ink. to discuss your website needs and options. Prefer to chat by phone? We are not your standard 9-5. Please send us an email to schedule a time to connect.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We are not a big do-it-all company – customer service is a high priority, and for that reason we don’t take on too many projects at once. From start to finish, your website is created and built by the same designer who understands your vision from our initial consultation. No outsourcing here – all work is completed in-house. We place high importance on properly gauging our schedule and successfully reaching project deadlines.

OFFICE HOURS

At this time we are accepting new clients/design projects, but working reduced (stay-at-home-mum-with-two-small-kids) hours. This means our office hours can be unscheduled. We are not your standard 9-5 and phone meetings require advance notice and scheduling. Most projects are conducted via email as this gives us more flexibility with scheduling and workload. We understand than in order for a design project to be successful, we need to be a good overall fit. If the above works for you, we are happy to work with you!

NEW Regular office hours resume September 7th: Monday and Wednesday from 9am-2pm.

PROJECTED SCHEUDLE – 2016

Please see the chart below which indicates the next available timeslot for new websites or redesigns.

If this timeline works for your schedule, please contact us regarding a quote or complete the free online quote request form.

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CONTACT US

We are located in the oceanside community of Halfmoon Bay, on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, BC – but welcome clients from abroad. If you have any questions or ideas about website design and development, feel free to send us an email anytime or use the form – we will get back to you within 2 business days.

EMAIL: chantal@inkdesign.ca
*fastest response

PHONE: (604) 399-8087
*scheduled meetings only

OFFICE HOURS:
Mon+Wed 9-2

Proud to be a Sunshine Coast Company. View our location + map