Best Web Design Company (ies)
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Best Web Design Company (ies) Canada - August 2014

RANK COMPANY NAME YEAR FOUNDED REVENUE FULL TIME EMPLOYEES ACTIVE CLIENTS CLIENT RETENTION RATE PRICING CLIENTS Overall Score Composite score based on criterias and quality of work observed.
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NavigationFirm's ability to ensure the website is easy to navigate, and that information is easily found.Visual AppealFirm's ability to generate design that is visually pleasing.Compliant CodeFirm's understanding and implemention of compliant code when designing web pages.ConsistencyFirm's ability to generate designs that appear consistent in message and theme.Download TimeFirm's competence to minimize download times of pages designed. Change in Rank Indicates shift in rank from previous month's rank.
1st Award
BlueHat Marketing

Montréal, Quebec Fadi Azba 1-8667552583_ Visit BlueHat Marketing File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
2008 $1 million - $2,999,999 51 - 100 340 93% M GreenTech Insulation, Mattioni, BlueStar, Intersak, DuCourtier Inc
100%
100 100 100 100 100 NC More Info
2nd Award
Higher Visibility

Canada Adam Heitzman +1-901-672-7243_ Visit Higher Visibility File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
2007 $5 million - $9,999,999 11 - 25 100+ 98% M Toyota Dealers, Allure Bridals, Achieve Card, Aarons, Mercedes Dealers
99.6%
100 99 100 100 99 NC More Info
3rd Award
Netmark

Idaho Falls, USA Chad Heath +1 647 495 9969_ Visit Netmark File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
2007 $5 million - $9,999,999 51 - 100 300 + 98% M 5.11 Tactical, Hallmark, Intellius, SelectQuote, Experian
99.4%
100 99 100 98 100 NC More Info
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VJG Interactive

Calgary, Canada Surendra Lal 438-800-2840_ Visit VJG Interactive File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
2006 Over $10 million Above 100 200+ 98% L Circuit City, Studio 8, Werth Reality, ACE Hardware, Subway
99.2%
99 98 100 99 100 NC More Info
5
2 Web Design

Saskatchewan, Alberta M Shahid (306) 374-0392_ Visit 2 Web Design File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
2002 Under $250,000 1 - 10 H Manek Mentorship, Gary Emde, MCP Speakers, Syndicated Journalist, VMG Saskatoon
99%
98 100 99 98 100 NC More Info
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5 Shades Media

Toronto, Ontario Braydon D\\\'Aguiar 1-8665106057_ Visit 5 Shades Media File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
2009 $1 million - $2,999,999 11 - 25 32 90% M Innovative Closet Solutions, SpeechArts, Patchwerk, Bare Leaf Tea
98.8%
98 99 98 99 100 NC More Info
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Atomic Motion

Ottawa, Ontario Dan Cummins 1-6137487655_ Visit Atomic Motion File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
1999 $250,000 - $999,000 1 - 10 50+ 94% H Canadian Public Health Association, Canadian Veterinarian Medical Association, Canadian Hotel Marketing
98.4%
100 99 96 97 100 NC More Info
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Globi Web Solutions

Calgary, Alberta Andreas Huttenrauch 1-4037750580_ Visit Globi Web Solutions File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
1994 $1 million - $2,999,999 11 - 25 250 95% M Cay Club, Marriott, City of Indian Wells, Hard Rock Hotels, Holiday Inn
98%
96 99 98 100 97 NC More Info
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Stir Communications Group

Abbotsford, British Columbia Sharon Simpson 604-847-3447_ Visit Stir Communications Group File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
2002 $1 million - $2,999,999 26 - 50 10+ 85% H Alpha Canada, Holiday Trails Resorts, Subleaser
97.6%
96 98 96 100 98 NC More Info
10
Palomino

Toronto, Ontario Markus Latzel 1-8663600360_ Visit Palomino File A Complaint
Commend This Vendor
2001 $1 million - $2,999,999 26 - 50 50+ 80% M Super Burger, Sick Kids, Builder Lynx, Medix Schools, St.FX University
97.2%
97 98 97 98 96 NC More Info

Evaluation Criteria - How We Identify The Best Web Design Company (ies) in Canada

The independent authority on search vendors, topseos.com, evaluates and ranks the best web design companies in the industry. Through our in-depth analysis, review of work completed, and client evaluation, we put together a list of the top vendors in the industry. Our analysis delves into a vendor’s business practices and compares them against industry standards to ensure that work being done is quality.  Clients will often times be asked about their overall experience with the company, as well as details about the processes, reporting, and success of the campaign.

Five key areas have been identified by topseos as vital to web design: navigation, visual appeal, compliant code, consistency, and download time.

The first aspect that is reviewed is navigation.  How does a vendor determine appropriate navigation for a site?  Does the vendor use radial charts or some other organizational method to layout the navigation process?

Next, we review the visual appeal of the sites that have been designed.  Is the site design clean and professional?  Does the design capture the attention of the visitor and draw them to dig deeper into the site?

Then we assess the vendor’s ability to use compliant code.  This includes an evaluation of whether the design is compatible across multiple browsers.  Does the code meet W3C standards by using XHTML and CSS coding for the layout?

A fourth component reviewed is the site’s consistency with the overall mission and message of the client.  Does the vendor understand how to highlight the mission of the company?  Does the design without words communicate a consistent message about the client?

Download time is the final but highly important aspect of a site design.  Is the site built to target the intended market?  Has the website been optimized by lowering file sizes for faster downloads from the server?

General Queries

  • What type of needs analysis was conducted before work initiated?
  • What type of a ROI were you anticipating, what was achieved and in what time frame?
  • What was your total investment?
  • Rate your overall experience (1-10; 10 being the highest).

 

Project Specific Queries :

  • What form of planning and strategy was undertaken by the agency before they started on your project?
  • Do your pages pass W3C standards?
  • Were your pages designed in CSS?
  • Does your website have a search engine friendly design? What components of your design and strategy included SEO?
  • How long did it take the agency to craft out your design? For how many pages?