• Andrew Peloso AvatarAndrew Peloso

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    Green Bean Catering AvatarGreen Bean Catering

    Tom took over the base management and then the redevelopment of our website to accommodate changes we wanted to make... read more

    Catherine Brownlee AvatarCatherine Brownlee

    Tom Watts and his team are top drawer in every way! They helped us with the branding and marketing... read more

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    Tom just finished the website for our new dental office and we are beyond happy with the result. Dental websites... read more

    Vanessa Sambrooke AvatarVanessa Sambrooke

    Go Top Shelf has been absolutely amazing to work with. I have used them twice for the website design of... read more

    Harry Pill AvatarHarry Pill

    Experianced, intelligent and kind people - what more could you ask for?! Thanks for doing such a great job!

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    Fantastic service! Great to deal with. Fast, friendly, and amazing service. Knows what they are doing - highly recommend!!!!

Every company deserves a top shelf website.

There are a number of ways Calgary web design gets done, but our process focuses on these areas.

Mobile Ready Web Design

With everyone’s faces constantly glued to their phones nowadays, your company’s website needs to have a pixel perfect design on every device in order to compete.

All of our website designs are designed to be responsive websites, which means that they are coded to change their look to match the device they’re being viewed on.

Responsive Calgary Web Design

Calgary Web Design Services

For our web designers, it’s not just about designing something that looks good, we also want to make sure it will do its job – bringing you business.

We design websites with digital marketing in mind. We’re SEO experts and our web designers develop all of our websites to convert visitors into customers. If your website isn’t performing, we also know what to do to test it, improve it and ultimately turn it around.

Calgary Web Design Services

Custom Development Services

Web development is something we truly love. We can take your Calgary web design, and turn it into a fully functioning, high powered website. We can develop completely custom, partially custom or of course using a CMS (Content Management System) like WordPress. The way we develop a website always depends on the project and its requirements.

When creating your website, the web design always comes first. However, we also take great care and attention in providing speed, security and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) with every project to make sure the website aligns with your digital marketing strategy.

Web Development Services

Support & Maintenance Services

Once your website is designed and developed it still needs to be maintained in order to run like a well oiled machine. Fortunately, we offer a variety of supplementary website services.

We offer free high performance hosting to our new small business Calgary web design clients, and custom packages for those in need of even more power. For WordPress websites, we also use our own advanced maintenance system to ensure all of your 3rd party themes and plugins are kept up to date.

Support & Maintenance

Post Launch and Marketing

  • Website Repairs
  • Technical Audits
  • Adding Features & Functionality
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
  • Other Website Services
Additional Services

Still have questions? We have answers.

We sure can! We offer standard, advanced and custom SEO marketing packages tailored to your business.

Our Calgary Search Packages Include:

  • On-Page SEO – we go through your pages and make sure their technical structure matches what is recommended by search engines like Google.
  • Off-Page SEO – we build authority and “power” for your site that helps to show Google you’re a legit business.
  • Monitoring, Improving and Reporting – what sets us apart is that we don’t have a “magic recipe” with secret ingredients – we’re happy to discuss our strategies with you, and look forward to giving you a useful report each and every month.

Take a look over our SEO services page for more info.

It depends.

It depends on what’s required, how quickly we receive content and feedback and how much lead time we have at the time of engaging.

That being said, in general, here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect in terms of a timeline:

Project Timeline

  • Planning – we meet with you to figure out what’s needed and make recommendations on how to build the best website.
  • Designing – once we’re clear on your brand, user intent and goals, we’ll start designing the site. You get as many revisions as it takes to get it right.
  • Coding – now that you’ve approved your web design, we’ll start coding it up! We develop our “under construction” sites on a private staging server that you’ll have a link for to review.
  • Quality Assurance – we do whatever we can to ensure that everything on your site is exactly as it should be.
  • Launch – you sign off on the website and we put it live on your domain!

The whole process for standard business websites can take as little as 4-6 weeks from commencement – but we’ll discuss timelines with you before any money changes hands.

Read more about our web design process at the link below.


It doesn’t matter how efficient we code your site to be, if the host is lacking, it’ll be slow as molasses.

Think of hosting in the same way you think of your PC. All a server is, is a purpose built PC to store your website’s files and data. If it’s old and slow, and uses a slow internet connection, things are going to happen very slowly.

We offer only high performance web hosting to our clients – and it’s free for new small businesses!

We lead by example, with a 100 out of 100 score for page speed on Google’s PageSpeed Insights tool.

Most web design companies we see either don’t offer hosting, or offer a subpar service. We use top-tier cloud servers to provide you with lightning fast hosting.

See our hosting page for more details.

Small Sites, Entrepreneurs & Individuals

For most company sites we use a CMS (Content Management System) such as WordPress as a foundation to build our custom websites on. We do this because development with WordPress is generally faster, and easier to maintain. It also often makes it easier for our clients to make their own updates – which is commonly requested.

Larger Businesses

For custom functionality and proprietary systems, a CMS like WordPress just isn’t going to cut it. For larger companies and enterprises, the programming language and any frameworks we use are dependant on the project. We take the scope  and use of the project into account when deciding what to build with.

Startups & Custom Apps

We have a team of talented developers that can utilize all of the most current languages and frameworks. We have experience in planning, designing and developing custom webapps and mobile apps.

First of all, that’s not a question. Calm down.

There are many things that can go wrong with websites, but here are the most common:

Common Issues

  • Malware – this is most common with sites that use a CMS (Content Management System) like WordPress. Hackers use automated processes to check if websites contain outdated code and then they exploit it. This normally becomes an issue when your website’s software isn’t updated as regularly as it should be (see our web maintenance page for more info).
  • Broken After Update – sometimes even though you make your best efforts to keep things up to date on your site, things can break in the process. We can help to put things right again for you.
  • Server/Configuration Errors – servers go wrong, or they simply aren’t up to the task. We can diagnose your issues and provide options for how to resolve them.

If you’re experiencing any of these issues, get in touch right away, it’s most likely quicker to fix than you think!

Web Design Prices

The nice thing about Calgary web design is that you have plenty of companies to choose from.

We always try to give fair and reasonable pricing and have no problem talking about a budget with you. web design pricing can vary quite wildly, but we feel we offer a fair and balanced pricing structure for the local market.

Payment is typically handled as 50% upfront as a deposit, and 50% due at launch – which is pretty standard. We accept payment via debit/credit card, cheque and e-transfer.

We created an article about the cost of web design, and what you can expect to pay for when getting a new site for your business. You can check it out here.

Or, get in touch via our free no obligation quote/consultation form to find out exactly what it’ll cost you.

We mean that we can provide your business with most online marketing services that are directly related to your website. If you’re looking for something involved with websites or search engines – we’re the one for you.

There are certain digital marketing services we don’t offer because we would prefer to specialize and excel in the services we offer to be really damn good at them, as opposed to spreading ourselves too thin and offering sub-par work. We have carefully selected marketing partners who specialize in those services to help our clients.

That being said, we’re in the digital marketing world daily. We read articles. We stay up to date. If you’re looking for direction or advice – even just a second opinion – just reach out to us. Advice is always free.

Take a look at the other services we offer our clients.

If there’s something we’re missing from this page, we want to know! Shoot us a note over on our contact page.