Montreal Custom Web Design
The Design Process
Use our contact form to send us a short description of your project. We will schedule a complimentary consultation with our System Analyst. This consultation can be in person or over Skype if you are not local to the Montreal-Toronto-Ottawa corridor.
During this meeting, we will conduct a high level overview of your company’s needs and the goals of your new or enhanced website. After the meeting, you will be provided with a free initial analysis. It will contain an overview of your project, time line information as well as an initial estimate of the total cost.
Upon acceptance of the initial analysis, we will ask for a payment of 25% of the estimated total cost. In the detailed analysis phase, we will expand and refine the initial analysis. This phase will ensure that there are no surprises in the future. We will research your competitors or comparative systems in order to verify or suggest changes to the overall content of your website.
If any significant changes or additions are indicated by our research, we will inform you and allow you to change the scope of the original proposal or make sure that our design incorporates the ability for future expansion. This a major difference in a professionally designed project, you can be assured, that if new ideas need to be incorporated into your website at a future date, these changes will flow naturally and will cost significantly less. Upon completion of the detailed analysis, a refined cost and time line project definition will be delivered.
Upon acceptance of the detailed analysis the site structure and initial graphic design will be developed.
At this point you should start gathering and sending us any graphics you wish to incorporate into your site and any textual content that you want included. Make sure your literal content has been reviewed and spell checked.
The navigation system and page structure will be designed and the generic look of the site will be developed. This will allow you to visualize the structure, layout, and navigation of the site.
Once the initial design is accepted in principal, 25% of the total cost will be due. This milestone will be reached when you are convinced that we can and will deliver on our promises at the quoted cost. The remaining balance is due when the site goes live. The hosting and domain name will be put in place at this point also. On average, we will deliver up to 4 major revisions during which the look and feel of the website will progressively be crafted into a venue that will express your vision of your corporate identity and purpose. After this approval point, any requests for changes will incur additional charges.
Several design iterations will result in a final template design and will enable us to start detailed programming of your website. At this point we deliver a document outlining any outstanding tasks that your company needs to complete.
This list could include:
- Site content in the form of text or graphics
- Instructions on domain and hosting if you are not hosting with us
- Site marketing and SEO strategies
During this phase, we convert the decisions we made together during the system needs analysis, revision and documentation process into the actual website application. As we finish with portions of the programming for your system, we upload the code to our development server so you can track the progress.
After we have completed the development of your system, you are not suddenly on your own. Any problems found are dealt with as quickly as possible at no charge to you. We provide free support for all our clients, there is no time limit on this support and you can ask us as many questions as you like. Most of our clients are setting up websites for the first time and have a few questions and queries after their site goes live, so we are happy to provide free after sales support. All support enquiries are handled via email initially and telephone conversations can be arranged thereafter if required. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours.
We suggest you talk to us about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) to ensure that your new systems return on investment exceeds expectations. We will use considerable SEO techniques while building your site, but further SEO techniques can be used after your site goes live. You may also want to take advantage of our design department to create cards, ads or brochures matching your new website, in order to make sure that your branding is cohesive and you drive traffic to your website using the medium of offline advertising. We can help you form and execute an overall online marketing plan including:
- Google AdWords
- Google AdSense
- Yahoo! Search Marketing
- Search Engine Optimization
- Ad Content Construction
- Pay Per Click Advertising
- Reciprocal Ad placement
- Affiliate advertising
"Web design involves the structure of the website including the information architecture, the layout and the pages, and the conceptual design with branding."
Since 2012 my company has had the privilege of working with Eric and the Shadowsoft team. We have received a consistently quality service, which included building our custom website, upgrades and modifications. The great service received from Shadowsoft has allowed my company to maintain its competitive edge in the industry, and grow our online sales year after year. The customer service has been excellent; a small-business family feel with big-business results. Calls and emails are returned quickly, and any issues which come up are resolved promptly. I am happy to be in business with Eric and highly recommend Shadowsoft to any existing, new, and growing companies. Thank you again Eric, our success is your success and we look forward to many more years of business together.
Adam Di Fulvio
Montreal Institute of Swimming
The way this very company provides their services is outstanding - from initial request and proposal all the way to the execution and after delivery service and follow ups, it truly holds a virtuous customer satisfaction cycle to the fullest. I was personally delighted using ShadowSoft Solutions since the first try hence the reason I became a subsequent client for some of their other services. The execution was superb and no requirement was too much of a problem and I was provided exactly what I wanted. I have no hesitation recommending this company's services to any start up, small to med business and even to corporate clients!!
ShadowSoft Solutions helped me reinvent my website and brought it up to whole new level. My website is now up to date, modern and gives my business a fantastic presentation. I was impressed with Eric's professionalism and how well he had delivered his service in a timely manner; I highly recommend him.
Nous travaillons avec Eric de ShadowSoft Solutions depuis près de 4 ans.
Il nous a été référé par un collègue de travail et franchement nous sommes très heureux de l'excellent service.
Ils trouvent des solutions pour tout et ils arrivent a personnaliser vos projets sans contrainte.
C'est une compagnie très versatiles et tout est possible a des prix raisonnable.
Merci ShadowSoft Solutions!
Distribution Silver Art
The expert work, service and support I have received while working with Shadowsoft Solutions, has been extremely beneficial to my business. As I am not the least bit "Tech savvy", Shadowsoft has made it very easy for me to communicate my ideas and provide the content. Any time I have ever had a problem, or question, or addition to my website, their response has been immediate and effective. I value the business relationship we have established, as my business continues to grow. They truly are behind you every step of the way/web.
The Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery
Shadowsoft are honest, do incredibly good work at very affordable rates and in a timely manner. Anyone can call me for a reference on the beautiful web you did for us and the continuing maintenance of the 3 web sites we have with you.
DDI-Heat Exchangers Inc
We are so happy with our decision to hire Shadowsoft Solutions for our graphic website design, and would like to congratulate you and your team on a job well done! Shadowsoft Solutions built us a distinct web site that was specific to our needs, and not only helped with our ideas, but proposed streamlined and different solutions. This has been a painless process from start to finish. Our site looks polished and your designers did a wonderful job converting our initial concept into a finished product. The technical back up you provide is excellent! We would recommend Shadowsoft Solutions to other companies seeking a fresh approach to web design without hesitation!