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2Design Web – Website designers

Services

Good web sites should let users accomplish their intended tasks as easily and directly as possible.

2Design Web

projects

Developing a web site, mobile app, or interactive tool like a photo gallery, usability testing is important to ensure that what is being built will actually be usable.

2Design Web

Pricing

Web Design and Hosting

We offer flat rate packages, hourly rates for more advanced projects, and on-demand retainer pricing.

Basic

$550.00

  • 5 – 10 Pages (static website development) or
  • WordPress install with a matched WordPress Template
  • Responsive design (mobile friendly)
  • Social Media integration
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • One Contact Form
  • One Subscriber Sign-Up Form
  • Google Analytics
  • Hosting Service (annual rate)
  • Domain registration (annual rate)
  • 5 – 10 Pages (static website development) or
  • WordPress install with a matched WordPress Template

Basic++

$1050.00

  • 5 – 25 Pages (static website development) or
  • WordPress install with a Premium WordPress Template
  • Three WordPress premium plugins installed/configured
  • Your project is managed in our project management solution
  • & all Basic services
  • 5 – 25 Pages (static website development) or
  • WordPress install with a Premium WordPress Template

Pro

$4500.00

  • 5 – Lots of Pages (static website development) or
  • WordPress install with a Customized Premium WordPress Template
  • All project required WordPress premium plugins installed/configured
  • A Static website includes one custom developed/integrated application (i.e. Photo Gallery, Events Manager, File repository, User portal...)
  • & all Basic++ services
  • 5 – Lots of Pages (static website development) or
  • WordPress install with a Customized Premium WordPress Template

Click here for full details of the packages above.

Click here for more information on our web design solutions.

All Graphic Design work is done at an hourly rate.

On-demand retainer rates are negotiated based on the complexity of the environment and the required resources.

Contact us today info@2designweb.com.

 

Social Media Packages

Social Media is critical for businesses exposure. We offer social media packages to give you the results you are looking for.

SM Basic

$100.00 / month

  • 5 Posts per week for:
  • Facebook — Twitter — LinkedIn
  • Post copy writing – tweaking for social media
  • Spam – troll monitoring & management
  • Social Media business page optimization – creation
  • Monthly social media report
  • 5 Posts per week for:
  • Facebook — Twitter — LinkedIn

SM Elite

$400.00 / month

  • 10 Posts per week for:
  • Facebook — Twitter — LinkedIn — Google+ — Pinterest
  • Campaign Management for Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter (based on your ad budget limits)
  • Post copy writing – tweaking for social media
  • Spam – troll monitoring & management
  • Social Media business page optimization – creation
  • Monthly social media report
  • 10 Posts per week for:
  • Facebook — Twitter — LinkedIn — Google+ — Pinterest

SM Extreme

$ by project

  • Custom # of posts per week for:
  • Facebook — Twitter — LinkedIn — Google+ — Pinterest — Instagram
  • Campaign Management for Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter (based on your ad budget limits)
  • Post copy writing – tweaking for social media
  • Spam – troll monitoring & management
  • Social Media business page optimization – creation
  • Monthly social media report
  • Custom # of posts per week for:
  • Facebook — Twitter — LinkedIn — Google+ — Pinterest — Instagram

Click here for full details of the Social Media packages above.

Click here for more information on our Social Media solutions.

Contact us today info@2designweb.com.

Jason and his teams’ work with the Sugarshack fundraiser over the last five years has been instrumental to the success of this charity event.

Their work, in terms of capturing the spirit of the night and sharing of our brand and message, has allowed us to nearly double our charitable donations, triple our sponsorship and sell out consistently!

David Brown

About

We build connections through design

We accomplish building connections with Effective Design, Development, and Content Marketing.

Discover how the 2Design Web team of experts helps businesses succeed online through the use of potent web design, marketing, and campaigns to capture their customers' attention.

2Design Web was established in 2002. Early days had us build from scratch a proprietary website content management system called Siteblocks® and it “filled a need” within the business community. At the time, WordPress, Joomla, and other open-source content management systems were not as trusted and popular as they are today. Today 2Design Web assesses the needs of our clients and their wish lists to provide the right toolsets producing the best online presence. It could be a CMS tool like WordPress, a custom one of a kind website, integrating an application like a full photogallery, blog, conference app...

In 2008 2Design Web was selected as one of the 10 finalists by DELL Canada in the Dell Canada Small Business Excellence Award.

Contact us today info@2designweb.com.

Meet our team

Freelance

Graphic designer

Freelance

Web designer

Jason Kessler

Owner / Lead Developer

Freelance

Web Copy writer

Holder of the whip

Virtual Assistant

2Design Web's role is to share our knowledge in the online industry and apply that knowledge to your project.

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Trends

For the designers and interested clients out there, below are some recent 2Design Web blog posts and a few articles on trends in the web design industry.

2016-01-15
Finishing up a rush website project officially launching today. The site is for Canada's Largest Indoor Obstacle Race Training Facility. It's a really cool facility with great people involved. If you are in the Calgary area stop by Jan. 16th between 9-3 to get a opening day tour.

Check out Cor.Fit.
“I'm doing more and more work on my MS Surface Pro 3. Seems the days of my go to machine being a monster powerful desktop has now switched to the Surface as my mainstay device and my desktop is for my personal projects. ” – 2Design Web
2015-12-07
I've been surprised at the amount of business activity that goes on at the coffee shops around the city. It is especially apparent that a large amount of web design and search engine optimizing business is done over coffee. I don't mean to overhear, but some of the stuff being told to people during these meetings is quite disturbing to me as a web professional and I hope it works out for them. But, if they later come to me to fix a mess, I guess that's not bad for me either.
“Please listen to your web designer. Yes, you might have an ideal look and feel that you want to achieve and it could work. But, if your web designer raises issues/concerns around the usability, search engine optimization, and accessibility, engage them to explain in detail the issues/concerns. Detailed information from a website professional will only be in your best interest.” – 2Design Web
2015-11-26
Working on a WordPress site today migrating content and navigation from an old CMS. Fundamentally a CMS (content management system) framework from 7 years ago is not any different from todays CMS but the management tools are much slicker.
“Ok, you graphic designers out there. Please name your files with a understandable naming convention, "final_final_004.psd" isn't acceptable, unless you're doing it for job security. Also, naming your layers and groups is also a good habit, I know that it takes time but the effort will be worth it even for your sanity when you have to go back to the file weeks or months later.” – 2Design Web
2015-11-16
Noticing a trend with website frameworks like WordPress that there is a level of add-ons that are pitched as user friendly for the average administrator but once installed they overwhelm as these add-ons are built for webmasters primarily and general user friendliness for an average user goes completely out the window.
“Be sure that if you offer a user process on your site (forms, registrations, e-commerce..) that it is as streamlined and intuitive as possible. Users don't like to have to interpret what you want them to do.” – 2Design Web
2015-11-09
We are open for a couple more projects this month. Had our first "Can you design a web app for a smart watch?" question today, and yes we can.
“If you just recently registered your domain name, be aware that Google has a policy that is called the 'Google Aging Delay' where your new domain will not be addeed to the general search results anywhere from 3 to 12 months. A marketing plan for this is needed.” – 2Design Web
2015-11-07
It was 7 years ago that 2Design Web was selected by Dell Canada for their Small Business Excellence Award. We're happy to continue delivering our industry recognized services and our passion that is to make the web a more functional and visually appealing experience.
“It's important to have a third party read and comment on the words on your website. The site should be reviewed for it's descriptiveness, is it on point and quickly understandable without interpretation.” – 2Design Web
2015-11-05
Today has been a PayPal integration day, integrating a payment service into a WordPress Events plugin, the plugin developer has done a very nice job making it pretty painless.
“Don't toss up a website just to have a website. Treat your website like a cherished pet; love it, feed it, share it and pay attention to it. If you do those things for your website it will give the same back to you.” – 2Design Web
2015-11-02
It's so cool to meet people with true passion for web design. I met two new friends that have varied experience in web design, one who's been doing it for years and another that just completed school for web design. It is very rewarding to see experienced and new enthusiasm in my industry and they just happen to be really nice people too.
“A template website design might be the most cost effective method for getting a redesign or new design completed in the most efficient time period. It's not to say custom would not be cost effective or that it would take too long, just that it should be properly assessed for your web project.” – 2Design Web
2015-10-02
Back at the coffee shop this morning. Working on a couple friends sites listening to the coffee shop noise. A relaxing white noise to code to.
“Adobe Flash is no longer a viable delivery tool for dynamic artwork. Animation on a webisite isn't dead, it's just done with more compliant methods.” – 2Design Web
2015-10-01
Yaaay, got a free coffee this morning. It's going to be a good day caffeinating and writing code and Illustrating.
“Facebook has 1.5 billion monthly users, Twitter has 316 million users. You should have a twitter feed and facebook page to ensure all possible social media paths are covered.” – 2Design Web

As the saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words." Human beings are highly visual creatures who are able to process visual information almost instantly; 90 percent of all information that we perceive and that gets transmitted to our brains is visual.

More Than Just Pretty: How Imagery Drives User Experience

Images can be a powerful way to capture users' attentionand differentiate your product. A single image can convey more to the observer than an elaborate block of text. Furthermore, images can cross language barriers in a way text simply can't.

The post More Than Just Pretty: How Imagery Drives User Experience appeared first on Smashing Magazine.

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Creating that singular piece of graphic design that users will first interact with each time they encounter your product can be intimidating. A beautiful, identifiable and memorable app icon can havea huge impact on the popularity and success of the app. But how exactly does one make a "good" app icon? What does that even mean?

Designing Better App Icons

Fear not, I've put together some tips and advice to help answer these questions and to guide you on your way to designing great app icons. I've been designing, making resources and giving talks about icon design for the past couple of years. In this article, and in the video at the end, I'll sum up what I've learned about this amazing craft.

The post Designing Better App Icons appeared first on Smashing Magazine.

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Building user interfaces on the web is hard, because the web and, thus, CSS were inherently made for documents. Some smart developers invented methodologies and conventions such as BEM, ITCSS, SMACSS and many more, which make building user interfaces easier and more maintainable by working with components.

Styled-Components: Enforcing Best Practices In Component-Based Systems

After this shift in mindset towards building component-based user interfaces, we are now in what we like to call the "component age." The rise of JavaScript frameworks such as React, Ember and recently Angular 2, the effort of the W3C to standardize a web-native component system, pattern libraries and style guides being considered the "right way" to build web applications, and many other things have illuminated this revolution.

The post Styled-Components: Enforcing Best Practices In Component-Based Systems appeared first on Smashing Magazine.

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Happy new year! I hope you had a good start and canfeel positive about what 2017 might bring. As mentioned in the last edition of the past year, I don’t like New Year’s resolutions too much, but I’d like to point you to something that Marc Thiele wishes for this year:

Web Development Reading List 165

“So my wish then also is, that you reflect and ask yourself, if you want to post the text or maybe even just have another, a second look on the text you are about to post. Maybe you decide, that you don’t post it. Maybe this helps, that less negative posts and emotions are spread.”

The post Web Development Reading List #165: Starting The New Year With Browser News, Container Architecture, And React “Aha” Moments appeared first on Smashing Magazine.

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Winter means getting out your scarf and a cozy hat to brave the cold — if you're located in the Northern hemisphere that is. For all those occasions when your projects may need to get dressed up a little, we are happy to present to you the freeClothing Icon Setcreated by the design team atCreativebintoday. The set includes40 iconswith everything ranging from shirts, pants and dresses to a blazer, hat and even a scarf. Available in nine styles and four formats (AI, EPS, SVG and PNG).

Freebie: Clothing Icons (9 Styles, AI, EPS, SVG, PNG)

Please note that this icon set is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported. You may modify the size, color or shape of the icons. No attribution is required, however, reselling of bundles or individual pictograms is not cool. Please provide credits to the creators and link to the article in which this freebie was released if you would like to spread the word in blog posts or anywhere else.

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Welcome to the second part of this tutorial, in which we will finish designing the music player that we started in part one. This includes creating the icons at the bottom, as well as making the music player responsive, so that all elements adapt to the width of the artboard and, thus, can be used for different device widths.

Designing A Responsive Music Player In Sketch (Part 2)

Our premise in creating all of the icons is to use basic shapes as often as possible, instead of custom vector elements.Shapes are much easier to set up and modify, and we will still be able to combine them into more complex forms using Boolean operations.

The post Designing A Responsive Music Player In Sketch (Part 2) appeared first on Smashing Magazine.

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Contact

2Design Web is located in Calgary Alberta Canada.

Email direct for information info@2designweb.com

Or phone: (403)-826-4755

160 Quarry Park Blvd SE Suite 300 Calgary, Canada T2C 3G3