It takes a lot of work to make a web site that doesn’t suck.
Tallack Media Corp. has a full creative team to make that happen. Our job is to make it as easy as possible for you to get online. We build completely custom web sites unique for your business instead of using cookie cutter templates like some other companies do.
What this means is that we tailor make everything specific to your needs. As a result we tend to get a lot more involved with our clients. We want to know everything about you. What makes you tick? What makes your business special? What are you passionate about? What’s your favourite flavour of ice cream? (Okay, we may not need to know that one for your web site but if we ever have an ice cream social, we’ll need to know!)
From there we get started on the design, the copy, the photos; everything that’s needed to build a great site. We’ll take your ideas, colours, logo, and examples and incorporate them into the design. If you’re not the creative kind, (And that’s often why people hire us) we’ll use own own creativity and build something we feel you’ll love.
Your web site is a reflection of you and your brand. From the words, to the layout, to the pictures, everything should scream you. It’s okay to be a little vain. The world needs to know how awesome your company is and we’re here to help you make that happen.
A well designed web site will save you time and money by conveying your message for you so you’re not wasting time on the phone or in meetings answering questions that could be easily answered by a quick google search then visiting your web site.
The Little Details
Building a web site is a lot more than meets the eye.
It’s important to write engaging easy to read copy that clearly explains your business and works like a digital salesperson for you. This same copy needs to be optimized for Google and other search engines without affecting readability. (What good is a web site if no one can find you?) It also needs to be to the point and not full of buzzwords that nobody outside your industry would understand.
In an age where everyone has a smartphone in their hand more often than they have a keyboard at their fingertips, it’s very important to build a layout that works for screens both big and small. This means smartly re-arranging content so that it fits on a smaller screen and is in the right order.
Then there’s the really geeky stuff. Page load times, caching, meta tags, open graph tags, and lots of other really boring sounding terms. These things affect your search engine ranking, how you appear on social media, and they affect your visitor’s experience as well. People have a short attention span and if it takes too long to load your site, they’ve already left and gone to check out your competitors.
If you’ve spent any time looking up web design before you’ve probably heard the name WordPress. It’s the most popular content management system (a fancy way of saying tool for adding and updating content) on the internet making up nearly 30% of all web sites out there.
You may even have tried your hand at building a WordPress web site and probably came to one conclusion. It’s not easy. And you’d be right. Because of it’s popularity and ridiculous level of extensibility, it’s incredibly overwhelming for first time users. There’s a lot to know and understand, especially when starting from scratch.
That’s also the reason we use it. The last thing we want when building a custom web site is to be limited by the tools we’re using. With WordPress, we can get down to the nitty gritty and make things exactly how we need them. The good news for you is that when we’re done, you’re left with a web site that you can easily update, manage, and add new content yourself with us having already done all the hard work for you. (We’ll even train you on how to use it.)
Already have an existing site?
We build your new site on a development site leaving your existing site in tact until we’re ready to launch. We want to avoid any downtime and potential lost business at all costs.
Training & Workshops
Your website can be overwhelming. When you dive into the deep end, there’s a lot of fancy code and little things to consider. We offer training & workshops to help you make sense of it all and so that you can feel comfortable updating your site.
Stress-free Hosting & Maintenance
We offer super fast hosting on our Canadian server. With daily backups and an included SSL certificate as well as the option of having us maintain your WordPress site, theme, and plugins, we make sure your website is safe and always accessible.