Website Design, eCommerce, SEO and Copywriting
Website. eCommerce. Hosting. SSL. SEO. Analytics. If just reading those words makes you feel overwhelmed, you’re not alone. However, having a compelling website that draws visitors to your site through strong search engine optimization (SEO) and understanding of site analytics is critical to today’s business success.
While it’s true that anyone can design a website, few know how to properly drive traffic to it.
Lori has been creating and designing websites for more than 20 years. She knows how to maximize your website’s legibility, readability and SEO. She’d love to walk you through the importance of SSLs for web security and the value of having a strong website design and online presence.
Branding expert, Dr. Dayadag says it best, “A website without visitors is like a ship lost in the horizon.”
Graphic a la Design offers bundled website design and SEO packages that suit every need and budget. From one-person home businesses and corporate sites to e-commerce store, we’ve got you covered. Click to read testimonials from clients, like you, who were also once wondering how to get started.
We're your One Stop SOLUTION
Websites promote your business and sell your products 24/7. They are an excellent and affordable way to draw traffic to your product or brand. Graphic a la Design is your one-stop-shop for domains, eCommerce, hosting, websites, SSL and SEO. Don’t understand what most of those terms mean? Don’t worry. Lori does. She’s a pro and she’ll make it easy for you too! Read through our page to learn more about what we offer. You can also contact us to discuss your specific web needs.
Premium Responsive Website Design
We build single (talent/ recruitment) and multi-page (small businesses to corporate) using WordPress and WooCommerce. Every business is unique. Therefore, every website we build is also unique. Click to view a few websites Lori has built.
Our responsive websites (desktop, mobile and tablet friendly) are professionally designed to align with your industry standards. All the websites built by Graphic a la Design include:
- Stock photography and graphics
- Photo correction and editing of client-supplied photos
- Image optimization and compression for faster load times
- reCAPTCHA (to protect your site from spam and abuse)
- Security monitoring
- Email, newsletter and social media integration
Contact us to learn about our website bundles and discuss your specific needs. We know and understand all things website-related — from eCommerce, domains and hosting, to SSL, SEO and analytics.
Your URL (web address) is typically the first thing visitors see. Consider it your website’s ‘first impression’. Let us help you with that. Graphic a la Design is a proud member of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) — we understand the importance of creating a secure, accessible and resilient internet, for all Canadians.
Do you need a domain forwarded to another host? No problem, we can do that, too. See below for our hosting service.
Our hosting plans include monitoring and maintenance (DNS, PHP and WP plug-in updates) along with monthly edits, as well as Google analytics monitoring.
Websites that process credit card payments must be PCI DSS Compliant. These are the requirements for organizations to safely and securely accept, store, process, and transmit cardholder data during credit card transactions to prevent fraud and data breaches. You are in good hands, Graphic a la Design can secure your site and set up your merchant portal.
Do you already have a hosting service? We can work with any hosting company of your choice. If not, we are happy to walk you through the hosting purchase process, making recommendations that align with your budget and ensure that your website isn’t under or over-performing.
website security and ssl
Website security should be one of your top considerations. Regardless of your industry, keeping your organization’s and your clients’ sensitive information encrypted and safe must be a priority.
The most common way to ensure this is with a SSL certificate. An SSL (secure sockets layer) certificate is a digital certificate that authenticates the identity of a website, and encrypts sensitive information like passwords, addresses or credit card numbers so that they can’t be intercepted by anyone other than the intended recipient. Websites with an SSL certificate also rank higher on Google.
Graphic a la Design can also help you with threat defence feed arms and firewall rules, malware signatures, malicious IP addresses, and more. Contact us to discuss your website security needs and options.
search engine optimization (SEO)
SEO is the ability to get your website pages to rank higher in search engines such as Google. Searches are the main way many people discover content online, and therefore, ranking higher in search engines can lead to an increase in traffic to your website.
At Graphic a la Design we know strong SEO begins with strong content writing. Prior to building a website, our clients receive a website architecture package including a keyword template. This helps you, and us, determine what key terms to incorporate into the website content to maximize the site’s SEO. With this information in hand, during the website build itself, we use compression, alt tags on images, content keywords, indexing, page crawl, speed test, sitemap submissions, and more to give our clients’ sites the best SEO possible!
We offer one free Gmail setup with every website we build. Alternatively, if you prefer Microsoft Office, we offer professional (web address) email package plans with secure online storage.
copyrighting, editing, translation
Feeling overwhelmed? No problem! Our copywriters and editors know that writing stand-out website content is different than traditional print content. Your website needs to draw traffic and generate business. Website readers are less forgiving and will leave a page the second they lose interest. Good web copy boosts search engine visibility and is a key element in every SEO strategy. Starting with a sitemap, then keyword research, Graphic a la Design provides clear, high quality, audience-driven and industry-specific website copy for our clients.
We also offer Spanish, French and English translation services for your bilingual or trilingual print and online needs.