We Develop Top Shelf Websites

We often hear, why is quality website design important? Well, proper web design helps to increase conversions while also providing functionality and usefulness to your customers. Additionally, visually pleasing designs increase the ability to distinguish your website from the vast variety of competition online.

You may often wonder, how can I get my website to stand-out? How can I reach the same level of professionalism as my peers in the online world?

Fear not! The website design team at Go Top Shelf is committed to bringing the highest level of service to you. Using the latest trends, we provide web design services that give you a competitive edge in the online world.


TOP DIGITAL AGENCY

BEST DIGITAL AGENCY

Top Tier Web Design, Built for Marketing

Our designs are fresh and purely creative. We take your website design from beginning to end with a fully fledged process that works. Our techniques are proven to help clients raise their traffic, conversion rates, and authority.

We are serious about web design, and want to show our clients that we aren’t here to mess around. Break away from the crowd and get a website that you can truly smile about.

Start a Project

Get Professional
Web Design

& Web Development to Match

When you initially start planning your website, the whole process can feel extremely overwhelming. Let us take care of all the project planning work for you. Go Top Shelf excels at bringing clients online business plans that are clear, informative, and helpful.

The steps involved in a website plan include completing competitive market analysis, wireframing, prototyping, coding, as well as the financials and budget for the website.

Set yourself off on the right track by having the upper-hand over the competition with a website plan done by Go Top Shelf. A proper plan leads to increased traffic, more leads, and more sales.

Development
of Your Ideas

Help improve and build upon new or old ideas that you may have. We can build a plan that custom fits your business’s needs and goals, and tailor everything to your specifications and budget. The execution of your idea is very important, so make sure to select the right set of hands to take care of your baby!

Ensuring
Compatibility

The internet is rapidly changing at the speed of light, and it can be rather hard at times to keep up with all the technology that is newly available. Go Top Shelf will ensure that your website stays up-to-date with current web & browser standards to minimize bugs and downtime.

Planning and
Structuring

Go Top Shelf takes your project from start to finish effectively and efficiently. We will handle everything from the initial wireframes through to the design and programming of the website. Our client relations are built on the transparency of our work, and this is best shown through our effective strategic planning process.

We're Mobile Web Designers

Responsive Web Design Services

Over 60% of website traffic now comes via mobile devices. That means your customers are on the go, and your brand should be too! Any major brand or company that isn’t following a “mobile FIRST” philosophy will be left behind by search engines, resulting in dramatically less traffic and conversions.

Your website should be created dynamically, meaning it changes its layout and structure according to the size of the screen it’s being viewed on. Your customers will be able to reach you easily from their cellphones/tablets, and your rankings will rise on Google as a result.

Websites for SEO

Did you know that most agencies don't consider Search Engine Optimization (SEO) when building a new website? It's one of the biggest mistakes, that unfortunately we see all to often. If you have a website that already brings in traffic from Google, you need to be able to keep that traffic once your new website is launched.

Websites to Achieve Goals

The digital ecosystem of today leaves room open for anyone to achieve their goals online. Whether you have a custom website design plan to be made from scratch, or an already existing website in need of updates, we can help! We can create or take your digital assets, establish your goals and work with you to achieve them.

Full Business Website Design Services

Everyone does things a little differently to anyone else. We have our own process for creating websites that ensures that your website comes out exactly as you want it. Check out our process below, and how we can take your website to new heights. Gain a beautiful website that converts and gets you new customers.

1. Initial Meeting

We’ll meet with you, either in person, or in an online meeting and we’ll discuss your website requirements. We discuss every aspect of your project up front, so there are never any nasty surprises.

2. Planning Phase

We take a look at your brand, and ensure that there’s something solid to build off of. If not, we will help you to develop your brand to ensure that your website design is consistent with every other aspect of your business.

3. Web Design

Once we’ve ensured that your brand is good, we design mockups of your website’s home page and any other pages that are crucial. We review the mockups with you, take in your feedback and make any edits you’d like.

4. Foundation Development

We develop the “foundation” of your website. That normally involves creating the header, main navigation, homepage and a footer. At this point we’ll review the web design with you again, to ensure we’re still heading in the right direction.

5. Remaining Web Development

In this stage we complete the rest of your website. We come to you one more time to get feedback and make any edits to the website that you may want. We strongly believe that we’re not done designing your website until you’re 100% happy with it.

6. Optimization and Launch

We make every optimization your website needs – speed, SEO and so on. We test your website across various browsers and devices to make sure it’s perfect. Lastly, we either deploy the website on your server, or you can talk to us about hosting it on our server.

We Have Glowing Reviews

  • Aaron Staiman Avatar
    Aaron Staiman
    4/23/2021 - Google

    Top Shelf has been taking care of our Web Presence and SEO needs for some time now. Always a great... read more

    Randy Dahlman Avatar
    Randy Dahlman
    4/23/2021 - Google

    Ashley and Tom have been great to work with to get our website up and going!

    Gord Hobbins Avatar
    Gord Hobbins
    4/21/2021 - Google

    Great at walking us through every step of new website design process. Approachable, knowledgeable, and flexible. Answers technical... read more

  • Green Bean Catering Avatar
    Green Bean Catering
    1/07/2021 - Google

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

    Catherine Brownlee Avatar
    Catherine Brownlee
    12/07/2020 - Google

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

    Erin Gray Avatar
    Erin Gray
    11/07/2020 - Google

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

  • Vanessa Sambrooke Avatar
    Vanessa Sambrooke
    4/07/2020 - Google

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

    Chris Morrell Avatar
    Chris Morrell
    4/07/2020 - Google

    Working with Tom and the team at Top Shelf Media for the past 6 months has been an absolute delight!... read more

    Derek Timmons Avatar
    Derek Timmons
    4/07/2020 - Google

    I used Top Shelf Media to design and build my website and was incredibly impressed with the results! The guys... read more

  • Catherine Fitzgerald Avatar
    Catherine Fitzgerald
    4/07/2020 - Google

    My law firm uses Top Shelf Media for our website maintenance and updates. We are constantly impressed with the team's... read more

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    Average Maker
    4/07/2019 - Google

    I got in a bit of a mess with my website setup which I had with another host (a very... read more

    Vintage Group Avatar
    Vintage Group
    4/07/2019 - Google

    Tom and his team are an amazing group of web designers who are attentive and understanding regardless of the level... read more

  • Kelly Heintz Avatar
    Kelly Heintz
    4/07/2019 - Google

    Top Shelf Media has gone above and beyond what I expected from a website designer. Not only did they sit... read more

    Steven Christopherson Avatar
    Steven Christopherson
    4/07/2019 - Google

    Have worked with them on a few websites/SEO and they are fantastic! The team at Top Shelf were great for... read more

    Esther Littlefield Avatar
    Esther Littlefield
    4/07/2018 - Google

    Top Shelf Media provided excellent service and went above and beyond my expectations. I am so grateful for the work... read more

  • Mark Stocker Avatar
    Mark Stocker
    4/07/2018 - Google

    Tom designed an excellent website based upon a few PowerPoint slides - it was extremely professional and all my contacts... read more

    Natasha Miglecz Avatar
    Natasha Miglecz
    4/07/2017 - Google

    Tom at Top Shelf Media was very helpful and his expertise helped my company revamp their website from tired to... read more

    Tom Smith Avatar
    Tom Smith
    4/07/2017 - Google

    I've recommended Tom Watts and Top Shelf Media to numerous clients and associates and will continue to do so. ... read more

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can you get my website on Google?

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

    Our 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.

  • How long does it take to design a website?

    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.

  • Do you offer web hosting?

    Yes.

    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.

  • Which website platforms/frameworks do you build with?

    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.

  • My website is broken - HELP!

    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!

  • How much does web design cost?

    Website Prices in Calgary

    The nice thing about 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, direct deposit 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.

  • Something else...

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

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