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Put Your Website To The Test

Use one of these awesome and free tools to see how your website is performing:

  1. GTMetrix
  2. Pingdom
  3. Google Page Speed Insights

Aim to have an 85% score or higher. Did you pass?

If you did, send us a screenshot, and we’ll post it to our page of certified well-built websites.

GT Metrix Grade of 90% or higher - Web Design performance and structure score.
GT Metrix Grade of 70% or lower - Bad Web Design performance and structure score

Overlooking the importance of a well-built website?
The numbers don't lie.


of users won’t wait longer than two seconds for a website to load


of online users won’t return to a site after a bad experience


say the number one way they decide on the credibility of a business is determined by the web design.


of users won’t recommend a business with a poorly designed website

Browse Ottawa Web Design Companies and Freelancers

Elevated Business Solutions

Elevated Business Solutions is a team of super creatives who are driven and passionate about marketing. Offering a full suite of digital marketing services, they help businesses share their stories from a unique lens. With a focus on connecting with customers and delivering an unparalleled omnichannel experience, they are committed to bridging the gap between businesses and consumers.
ZINation App Development

ZINation (app development)

ZINation is a cutting-edge app development company focused on delivering innovative digital solutions. Their talented team excels in platforms like HTML, python, Shopify, and Magento, creating exceptional web and mobile applications that empower your brand and captivate your audience.
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ZFORT Group is a top-tier web development company dedicated to creating exceptional websites and digital solutions for businesses around the globe. With proficiency in platforms like WordPress, Magento, Shopify, and BigCommerce, their team of designers and developers collaborate to build visually stunning, user-friendly, and high-converting websites tailored to your specific needs and goals.

What is Web Design?

Web design is the process of developing a website’s appearance and functionality from the user’s perspective. The process places emphasis on the design of websites that are visually pleasing, simple to navigate, and appropriate for the audience and brand.

Web designers are responsible for:

  • The overall look of the website
  • Layout and media placement
  • Website content, which may include photos and fonts.

The goal is to design a straightforward, uncomplicated website that allows for an optimize web experience for visitors.

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What Does a Web Designer Do?

A web designer plans, conceptualizes and implements a website’s visual elements (such as its layout, colour scheme, typography, photography, and navigation components) and ensures the site is accessible and adaptable across a wide range of devices and browsers.

Web designers must carefully balance control over their work with the need for flexibility to accommodate different devices and screen sizes.

A web designer’s responsibilities include:

  • Setting clear expectations
  • Maintaining two-way communication with clients
  • Learning and factoring in the needs of their clients
  • Deliver regular status updates
  • Answer any questions
  • Make necessary revisions

3 Problems In The Web Design Industry

When people think and talk about of web design, they portray it as simply making a website look pretty, without considering how it functions and how it serves the needs of its users. This can lead to websites that may look nice but are difficult to use or don’t meet the needs of the people who are visiting them.

The second largest problem (currently tied for first, in our opinion) is that while people hunt for quality web designers, they are being robbed blind by poorly built, low-functioning websites. Sure, they may look nice, but the performance, page speed, and on-page SEO are a mess beneath the service.

Lastly, some individuals view web design as a one-time project that, once it’s up and running, that’s it. In reality, w website is never truly finished because of the ongoing maintenance it requires. It must be continuously updated and enhanced to keep up with evolving user needs, trends, and technology. There are, however, various platforms that require less maintenance than others.

Important Notes:

  • The amount of maintenance required can also fluctuate based on HOW the website was built.

  • There are several hosting companies and website platforms that can aid you in simplifying the costs associated with website management.

  • Last but not least, others mistakenly believe that web design is easy and cheap without devoting the time, energy, and skill it requires. This can cause websites to be poorly organized, complicated, and ineffective.

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Web Design Does Not Mean WordPress

We have found that web design companies and freelancers only support one or two platforms (WordPress and Shopify).

People often automatically think of WordPress when they hear the term “web design,” and this isn’t surprising given that over 40% of all websites on the internet are projected to be built on WordPress.

Nevertheless, keep in mind that WordPress isn’t the only content management system (CMS) out there; many other options are just as powerful and flexible as WordPress, and some might even be a better fit for you, your business, or your project. 

Other widely used content management systems (CMS) include: Drupal, Joomla, Wix, Magento, Shopify, and Squarespace, to name a few.

A good website design puts the user experience first by ensuring the site is easy to navigate, loads quickly, and looks good. Content that is clear and to the point and SEO optimization improves the user experience and helps the site rank higher in search engines. The design should work well on mobile devices, be responsive, and be accessible to all users to get to.

By working with a web designer, you can rest assured that your site will look great and accurately represent your company’s image. Improved user engagement and conversion rates can be achieved through search engine optimization (SEO) and cross-browser and device compatibility (CB) implemented by a skilled designer.

The prices associated with website design are highly variable depending on the intricacy of the project, its features, and the designer’s level of experience. The cost of a simple website can range anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000. However, more complicated websites with personalized features can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $50,000 or even more. When estimating how much it will cost to build a website, it is helpful to think about things like the size of the project, the features most important to the client, and the designer’s hourly rate. Compare estimates from multiple designers to guarantee you receive the most value for your investment.

Web page design time is proportional to the quantity and sophistication of its components and the extent to which they are individually tailored to the needs of the client. A more complicated website can be built in the range of two to six months. Response and iteration times from clients and the designer’s workload can all impact deadlines.

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