Custom website design


We build fast, beautiful, and intuitive websites for passionate people who want to be successful online.

Based on Vancouver Island • We work with people around the world and with local clients here in Nanaimo BC.

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Working with Richard the Brave

Our clients come from all walks of life.

They’re doctors and farmers, therapists and fence-builders. They sell landscape supplies, and hand-craft snare drums. They provide health care services, and train our four-legged friends.

Some of our clients know a lot about technology. Others are self-described technophobes.

Some clients are nervously starting their first business. Others are firmly established in the community.

Some clients know exactly what they want. Others approach us overwhelmed, with no idea of how to start.

Our clients certainly have very different backgrounds, personalities, and goals.

But they also share at least one common quality:

They care.

So don't worry about your own background, or your technical know-how (or lack thereof).

As long as you’re passionate – or you want to work with a team who is – we’ll be a great fit.


Testimonials

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  • Dr. Klaus Protzer, Applecross Dental

    I am very particular and expect the best. Richard and Story pulled it off.

    Dr. Klaus Protzer Applecross Dental
  • Bill Gilfoy, Progressive Landscapes

    I can say unequivocally that the website has paid for itself, easily.

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  • Michael Walsh

    michaelwalsh.com
    As an addictions recovery specialist, Michael’s logo and website design projects required a thoughtful touch. Through client discussions and collaboration, we really did build this one together.
  • Robert Wager

    robertwager.com
    Working with this pro-GMO advocate required diligent and accurate content management. As Robert moves from his University professor post and into consultation work, he needed a site that can grow with him.
  • Applecross Dental

    applecrossdental.com
    Practicing in Nanaimo since 1992, Dr. Protzer wanted a fresh look for his booming practice. We crafted a new logo, website, and just about everything else you can think of for this successful dental practice.

Related questions

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  • Why hire a designer instead of using a DIY system like WIX?

    Because you want to be competitive.

    Here’s a scenario we see all the time: a client comes to us who took a DIY-route to get a website, and they need help. Maybe they used WIX or Squarespace. Maybe they had a friend give them a hand.

    But their site is performing poorly, and they’re frustrated. It doesn't appear in any search results. It looks terrible on smartphones. It’s slow. The template doesn’t suit their brand quite right.

    And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

    They don’t realize how much is broken at a technical level. They don’t realize the choices they made when building the site negatively affected search engine visibility. They don’t realize how the language they use is helping or hindering the flow of converting visitors to customers.

    But is it any wonder? Websites are complex. Building websites isn't their area of expertise.

    Think about it this way: Canadian Tire sells all the tools you need to fix your car. But does that mean you should skip the mechanic and just DIY it when something goes wrong?

    Of course not. So why is it different with something as important as your company’s website?

    The online world is tough. Competition is strong. Building and managing websites is complex.

    If you want to be successful online, you need to also be competitive online.

    And to be competitive, we think you need the expertise of a professional who has your best interests in mind.

  • How long does it take to build a website?

    6 to 8 weeks is a common, start-to-finish timeline for a website project.

    The scale and complexity of the website will also affect the overall timeline.

    6-8 weeks is typical for a small business website for a local company with a brick-and-mortar presence. The development time for a large online store, on the other hand, would be considerably more.

    At the beginning of your project, we will agree to a series of milestones in order to set clear expectations and keep your project on track.