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Website Design & Development

Your website is more than just a website…

Website Development

Professional, engaging websites that work for your business.

 

We create professional, attractive websites that are developed in a way so as to convey the information you need, but also, and perhaps more importantly, are designed to satisfy the needs of the users who have come to visit it. After all, it’s for them that you’re getting out of bed for each morning. Our philosophy is that a successful website is a blend of all facets of website development: the design, the text & imagery, the technical and perhaps most importantly, careful consideration of what makes a good experience for your visitors.

The people who come to your website have a reason for doing so, and a successful website will brings a website visitor one step closer to being a paying customer.

Hassle-Free

Your future in mind. We offer solutions that will work for you, not against you, saving you time, money and frustration.

Excellent Customer Service

Our workflows and processes have been honed and perfected for nearly two decades. 

360 ° Approach

We look at your business & customers from all angles and collaborate with you to ensure we deliver the best results.

Custom Solutions

No two businesses are a like. We treat each client separately to understand their unique goals and stay true to their brand.

All of our websites are:

Mobile Device-Friendly

All of the websites we develop are responsive, meaning they look great on mobile devices.

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Optimized for Search Engines

Ensuring your website is optimized for search engines is vital. SEO is part of the planning process from day one.

Professionally Designed

From custom design to tailored layouts, regardless of your budget, all of our websites look professional.

Secure & Protected

We take website security seriously, and your website will be built with a variety of tools to keep it safe and secure.

Content Management Systems

Editing your website is something you can do, if you have the time and interest in doing so. We have clients who never touch their website, preferring to enlist to for each and every change, and that’s okay. But not all clients are like that. Some clients enjoy the hands-on relationship they have with their website. Regardless of how little or much editing you want to do, we have a solution that will work for you.

WordPress

With advancement of open source tools like WordPress, editing your own site has never been easier. A WordPress website solution provides a robust platform that will allow administrators easy access and easy editability. WordPress is a popular premade, open-source (meaning community-developed and free) website platform. The advantage to WordPress is that is has a wide variety of functionality built into it, that if you were to have developed from scratch, would take hundreds, even thousands of hours.

When people hear “premade” and “free,” they frequently think “done,” and that is not the case. The WordPress platform requires setup and configuration. You could liken this to a model car kit. Getting the kit is the quick and easy part. Ahead of you are the hours of work and  customizations needed before the final product is ready to show.

In addition to the out-of-the-box website infrastructure, one of the best strengths of WordPress is the availability of plug-ins. Plug-ins are little features you can add to a website, some are free, some are paid. In the same way that many third-party manufacturers make cell phone accessories, there are thousands of third-party developers who develop and sell plug-ins specifically for WordPress due to its popularity. These plugins allow you to add features to your website for a fraction of the cost when compared to developing it from scratch. These plug-ins are one of the reasons WordPress websites grow easily along with the organization. As the needs of the site change, there are always a variety of relatively low-cost options available to you.

With sites like WordPress, the cost of ownership generally decreases over time, whereas straight, custom design generally increases over time. Not sure what’s right for your business? Contact us today.

Website Maintenance

Your site is launched. You’re done right? Not quite. The launch of your website is important, but keeping your content fresh and new is equally important.

If you haven’t done any updates in a while, no worries—we don’t judge. We can help you get your site up to date. Perhaps your web designer is no longer in business? Call us, we can help.

Until you get a system sorted out, website maintenance can be very overwhelming. Let us help. We can quickly and efficiently make your changes in a fraction of the time. In most cases, we will have your minor website changes up within two business days!*

Read our article, featured in the Comox Valley Business Gazette, about tackling that next step after you’ve launched your website, or “Eight Ways to Maintain the Value of Your Website.”

Some of our customers engage us monthly for a flat fee, others reach out on an as needed basis. Talk to us about what you need and we’ll come up with a solution that fits your business best. We’re flexible that way.

*Not including changes over 4 hours. Also not including our initial engagement of changes as there may be delays in the set up that are beyond our control. Sometime external factors on existing sites create delays we cannot control. No matter what, we will give you our best estimate of time and keep you in the loop if anything changes.

Search Engine Optimization

Does your website need a boost of traffic? We can do that.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of modifying your website to ensure it has maximum visibility to search engines. This can be done through modifying elements on the website, which are called On-Page factors. However, there are other things can be done outside of your website that can also help. These are called Off-Page Factors.

At HPX Media, we know that your website wasn’t built just to look good. It is an investment; it serves a purpose, and you need it to perform so you can see a return on that investment. A great way on see that return quicker is to focus on search engine optimization and to promote your website through search engine marketing.

How much is a lead worth to your business? Search Engine Marketing (SEM) is essentially advertising on search engines. When you search for something in Google, the listings that show up on the right-hand side are ads. Google ads are an excellent way to get viewers to your website quickly.

Some businesses do better with just SEO, others benefit from SEM, but many benefit from both and a well-targeted campaign can give your website the boost it needs to see the traffic you want.

HPX Media is thrilled to partner with with Siren Consulting to bring our clients the best SEO and SEM services. Talk to the professionals at HPX Media today to learn about how SEO and SEM can benefit your business.

Ecommerce

With more an more consumer purchases being made online, many businesses are interested in selling their products online.

Understanding the best way for how to selling tangible and intangible products online can be confusing. Each clients’ needs are unique and there’s no “right way” for any one business. We will analyze your needs and recommend the e-commerce platform that would work best for your business, for now and into the future.

  • Sales from all devices: our websites will work across all devices so you’re not missing any sales as the use of mobile devices continues to skyrocket.
  • Robust sales tools: Promotions, coupons, wishlists, abandoned cart reminders, rating systems, and many other sales features.
  • Flexible products: Website functionality to meet your needs whether you have basic or complex products, or products that require custom functionality.
  • Scale up easily: Our e-commerce solutions will allow you to scale up quickly through easy-to-use content management systems.
  • Highly flexible: With many plug-ins available, you can tailor the experience to your business sales workflow.

Here are a few of the platforms we work with:

  • WooCommerce
  • Shopify
  • GetDPD
  • PayPal

Free, no-obligation, 30-minute consultation.

Take the first step to getting results for your business. Contact us for a free consultation. You can tell us a little bit about your business and we'll talk about what an effective approach would be to meet your goals.

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