Your Website Designers for Victoria, Vancouver, Western B.C.
Built with Purpose
More Than Just A Pretty Face
Before we start a project, we take the time to understand the goals. It’s a thoughtful and deliberate effort to understand your needs and design a page around them.
We’ll meet with you and guide you through the process. Most of all, we’ll listen and use our expertise as web designers to help realize your vision.
The words and images we choose, the placement of buttons and calls to action, the hierarchy of text, even the site loading speed… all exist in service to those goals – your goals.
Web Design for your Bottom Line™
Break Boundaries, Not Budgets
16 years ago, we started with the concept that by leveraging popular web design and off-the-shelf components, we could find that sweet spot between gorgeous but pricey one-of-kind websites on the one hand and reasonably-priced but uninspired design.
The slogan was “Web Design for your Bottom Line” and the goal was to find that sweet spot for businesses focused on real-world results.
The end result is a website you can be proud to show off, performs well in the search engines, converts visitors into clients, and does it all without breaking budgets.
Polished. Professional. Purdy
When you work with Geeks on the Beach, you’ll have your own design team, each with an experienced design team leader.
These designers spend their off-hours scouring the internet, staying on top of trends, and looking for inspiration, all so they can build something beautiful just for you.
Whether simple yet classy or stylish with a side of “wow,” your new website will reflect your brand, audience, and personal taste and will look equally excellent on phones, tablets, and desktops.
Search Engine Success
SEO Goodness Baked Right In
Solid SEO isn’t voodoo, magic, or chance; it’s more like a recipe for success. Our nerdy team knows all the ingredients and lovingly sprinkles that Googley goodness all over every page we build.
We even built a custom tool that strips your page to its essence so you can see what the search engines see when they view your site. It’s like an x-ray for your website, highlighting what’s important and where work needs to be done. Book a demo with us, and we’ll be happy to review your pages together in real time. We use plain language to demystify the SEO experience. We’ll draft a clear and actionable search engine optimization game plan to get you to the top of the results.
Day-to-Day Editing for Mere Mortals
Easy to Maintain, Visually
The tools that we use, like WordPress and Shopify, have a reputation for being pretty easy to use. But we add extra touches that make it easier. Like Divi, one of our favorite visual page builders. It lets us create just about anything you or our talented design team can imagine but is so easy to use that even non-nerds can easily edit and update photos and text.
Our clients can add new team members, update hours, and add services or specials… all without having to phone us. We do the heavy lifting and you handle the day-to-day edits. And if you run into trouble or want to make more significant updates to your site, we’re a phone call away.
Vancouver Island’s WordPress Experts
WordPress is not the only tool in our nerdy tool belt, but it’s probably our all-around favorite. We can bend it, shape it, and make it look like anything our clients can imagine.
With tens of thousands of WordPress plug-ins and add-ons, we can add new features and functionality so that it can be extended as your needs change.
With the beefed-up security, Enhanced SEO tools, and ease-of-use functionality included with every Geeks on the Beach website, WordPress is our first choice for an easy-to-maintain and all-around capable system that can grow with your needs.
E-Commerce Made Easy
Shopify & Woocommerce Expertise
Shopify and WooCommerce are there two most popular e-commerce systems available. Each has its own particular strengths but you just can’t go wrong with either. And we can help you with both.
From simple to sophisticated, Geeks on the Beach has 15 years of experience building e-Commerce site and can guide you through the process of choosing a platform, designing and building a site capable of selling your products or services, and helping support you as your online business grows.
How Much is a Website?
FROM SIMPLE LANDING PAGES TO LARGE, DEMANDING PROJECTS
We’re frequently asked how much a website costs. Our rate is $116/Hour which makes Geeks on the Beach Web Agency something of a value relative to our peers. We work quickly and efficiently and track our time so you’ll always know exactly who was doing what and how long it took.
Now that we know our hourly rate the real question is how long will your project take. And the answer is “that depends…”.
Below are some rough guidelines that may give you a sense of how long things take.
Every project is unique. They are included in the hope that they may be useful in offering a general sense of how long various types of website take to build and roughly what you can expect at various price points:
A beautiful one or two page landing page. Stylish, professional, thoughtfully designed and search engine optimized (in as far as a one or two page website can be). If you’re just starting out or are testing a new product or service, this is a great place to start knowing in advance that they can be expanded into a larger multi-page website as your business expands.
Same as above but with a little more design-time for refinements. 25 Hours is also about as quickly as we can design and configure a simple Shopify e-commerce site
A typical 5ish page small-business website. Usually consisting of a homepage, 3 or so product or service pages, and a contact page. Each page is an opportunity to tell your story to visitors and the search engines alike.
This is the sweet spot when you need something more sophisticated than a small-business site but not anything as fancy or time-consuming as our larger offerings.
Extra pages, useful features (think booking and reservations, events, advanced blogs, simple e-commerce, directories and more…), more sophisticated design elements, and improved SEO.
Larger and more demanding projects with a higher level of service that benefit from extra consulting and design time, copywriting, advanced search engine optimization techniques for more completive industries, and multiple or more advanced features.
Our simplest projects are quick, easy, and relatively inexpensive. At the other end of the spectrum, we deliver sophisticated web design projects with a full-service all-hands-on-deck team approach.Where your project falls on this continuum depends on the level of support and service that your business or organization needs.Reach out to arrange for a Free Consultation. We’ll listen to your needs, offer our geeky insights, and come up with a plan individually tailored to your project needs.
What Our Clients Are Saying:
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