Website design and development

We build websites that help businesses take off

full of features and rich with visual designs

A website built by Vancouver Island Designs will attract a larger audience for your products and services and put your business on the map. The functionality that we provide on all our websites creates a high level of user engagement. Combined with a professional layout and calls to action, your business is sure to stand out online.

We specialize in custom WordPress websites

WordPress is the platform of choice and powers more websites than any other platform.

WordPress is so popular because it allow developers like us to customize every aspect of the design and functionality while providing an easy to use interface for website owners to edit and add new pages, articles, photos, videos etc. We build each website to suit the individual needs of our client, their industry and target audiences.

 

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Having a website is important for every business. Get online quickly with a professionally designed website.

A properly built and styled website will help grow your business and make it easier for customers to find out more information about you. Our web designs help your business look well established and professional.

Pacific Sea Weed

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION Paciifc Sea Weed is a new Cannabis store in Oyster River. We we’re happy ot help get their business established online with a website that matched the beautiful interior styling of the the store itself. PROJECT DESCRIPTION We designed a custom theme around the brand and incorporated a POS system into the design.…

Tidemark Theatre

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION The Tidemark Theatre is an historic part of Campbell River and a beautiful, iconic building as well. We had been supporting the old website as much as possible before it came time to redevelop the whole site. PROJECT DESCRIPTION The Tidemark Theatre had a dated website that needed to be refreshed and made…

Your Island Kitchen Depot

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION If you’re looking for quality cookware, kitchen gadgets, the latest cake decorating products you’ve come to the right place. Your Island Kitchen Depot’s huge selection includes all the top brands and restaurant-tested, made in Canada products. Their decades of experience in the restaurant supply industry gives us a keen eye for what products…

Campbell River Family Services

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION Campbell River Family Services Society, a non-profit, charitable organization has been providing quality services to individual, children and families living in the Campbell River area since 1977. CRFSS is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and is staffed by qualified, dedicated individuals at all levels of the organization. PROJECT DESCRIPTION The CR…

Raleigh Fire Safety

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION Raleigh Fire Safety Ltd. provides sales, installations, inspections and service for all types of fire suppression systems around Campbell River, Vancouver Island and remote coastal areas. In most cases it’s mandatory to have your fire safety equipment inspected on an annual basis and for certain suppression systems, every six months in order to…

IZCO Tech Solutions

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION IZCO is a Campbell River based IT support company with over 40 year’s experience in the fields of tech support, computer repair, and networking architecture. IZCO has been designed from the ground up to meet the needs of small to medium sized businesses across the North Island. PROJECT DESCRIPTION IZCO had a previous…

Julius Becker

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION Julius Becker market’s cedar under the Little River and Viking Lumber Company brands and their products are sold both to distributors and remanufactures in North America. Core items produced are 2″ rough dimension, 4×4 rough Appearance Post, 4×4 surfaced Appearance posts, and 6″ timbers. PROJECT DESCRIPTION Julius Becker had a well designed but…

Carmac Diesel

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION Carmac Diesel is a busy repair shop in Campbell River focusing on truck, trailer and industrial equipment service and repair. They are an authorized sales, service and repair centre for the top makes and models of commercial trucks. PROJECT DESCRIPTION Having designed the Carmac Diesel logo many years ago, we were excited to…

Canadian Maritime Engineering East Coast

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION Canadian Maritime Engineering provides marine engineering, mechanical engineering and custom manufacturing. They operate their head office and shipyards in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. PROJECT DESCRIPTION Once we had started on the West Coast division website, the CME head office decided they wanted a new site to match. While both websites have similarities much…

Canadian Maritime Engineering West Coast

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION Canadian Maritime Engineering provides marine and industrial manufacturing and vessel re-fit and repair services with three divisions serving Vancouver Island. PROJECT DESCRIPTION CME West Coast was previously named Canadian Alberni Engineering, so the new website was also a rebranding. We had a lot of high quality photos and videos to work with making…

Upland Ready Mix

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION Upland Ready-Mix provides ready mix concrete to northern Vancouver Island residential and commercial building projects. They also provide a bug selection of interlocking concrete blocks and other decorative blocks. PROJECT DESCRIPTION Upland Ready-Mix had a old website that needed to be completely redone to include new products, accreditations and photos of recent projects.…

Marine Link Transportation

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION Marine Link Transportation provides barge services to the inside passage, Broughton Archipelago and Discovery Islands. Transporting everything from fuel and forestry equipment to livestock and groceries. PROJECT DESCRIPTION Marine Link Transportation had an existing dated website that needed a redesign. Often older websites are wordy with few visuals so we broke up the…

Marine Link Tours

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION Marine Link Tours offers a west coast marine adventure like no other. Cruise around on their working landing barge as they make deliveries all over northern Vancouver Island and mainland BC. PROJECT DESCRIPTION A well defined target audience helped drive the design requirements and enabled us to create a gallery style site that…

Healthyway Natural Foods

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION Healthyway Natural Foods is a family owned grocery store that provides organic and locally grown produce, bulk goods, frozen foods and health and wellness products. PROJECT DESCRIPTION Our goal was to provide an updated theme and grow the content on the grocery department pages. Launched during Covid-19, the website also provides an easy…

Skye Avionics

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION Skye Avionics, located in Campbell River, is a well established service and manufacturer supplier of flight navigation and communication control systems. They work on helicopters and airplanes to rewire, repair and rebuild the electronic systems. PROJECT DESCRIPTION The client had a somewhat disorganized website without a clear message, navigation and online shopping experience.…

Island Ready Mix

OBJECTIVES PROJECT DESCRIPTION We originally helped launch Island Ready-Mix’s online presence back in 2013. After over 7 years the new owners wanted an updated design and to provide more information about their products and services. Check out the website: Island Ready-mix This website was built with advanced functionality and some special features: Advanced SEO Animation…

J and L Custom Acrylics

OBJECTIVES PROJECT DESCRIPTION We designed and built a website for this newly established business with an easy way to extend the website to offer online shopping. An animated image of their mobile unit helps to make the logo and vehicle memorable when seen driving around town. Check out the website: J and L Custom Acrylics…

Wilderness Recreation Services

OBJECTIVES PROJECT DESCRIPTION This website was designed to help campers find a suitable recreation site in a number of areas throughout BC. Providing links to help parks visitors reserve sites and find out more information about each park and what they offer. Check out the website: Wilderness Recreation Services This website was built with advanced…

North Island Survivors’ Healing Society

OBJECTIVES PROJECT DESCRIPTION We are proud to have partially donated the creation and ongoing support for the North Island Survivors’ Healing Society website. Our goal was to provide a resourceful website that is engaging and so visually appealing that it evokes a sense of peacefulness and mindfulness. Check out the website: North Island Survivors’Healing Society…

Last Call Delivery

OBJECTIVES PROJECT DESCRIPTION We designed and built a website for this newly established business. A map was custom designed and icons were used to show at a glance the variety of products they pickup and deliver. Animated objects help to expresses the quickness of their service. Check out the website: Last Call Delivery This website…

We build WordPress websites that are customized just for you.

Whether you’re looking for some help to get started or want a shiny new website build to completion and launched for you, we can help. There are a lot of options for online website builders, and choosing to invest in a WordPress website will ensure that your time and money are well spent. Your website should be treated as the core of your marketing efforts and potential clients should be continuously driven there until they’re converted to customers. WordPress gives you the flexibility and extendibility that you’ll be thankful for as your website and business continues to grow.

our websites are full of features

We believe that every website should be mobile friendly, easy for your customers to find and share and simple for you to track it’s usage. Every website that we build comes with the following features and functionality.

Custom Graphic Design
Custom Graphic Design

This is how we make your website stand out visually. By incorporating your logo and branding (or establishing them) we create graphics that enhance the written content with purpose and thought.

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responsive web design
Responsive Layout

A mobile friendly website it not an option anymore. With over half of internet users visiting the web on smaller screen and mobile devices it’s vital that your website is easy to navigate, read and interact with on ALL devices and screen sizes.

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advanced search engine optimization
Advanced SEO

WordPress by default has better built in search engine optimization than most website content management systems. We take it a step further by incorporating sophisticated SEO software. Included are tools that help you write better content and full control over how your website and it’s content is displayed in Google and the search engines.

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Social Media Sharing

If your users are on social media (and they probably are), easily allow them (and you) to share your website and it’s content to a huge number of platforms such as Facebook, Twitter etc.

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google analytics
Google Analytics

Track your website visitors to learn valuable data about where they they are, how they found your website, what content they looked at and much more. *See below to find out how this functionality is compliant with the GDPR.

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privacy policy
Privacy Compliance (GDPR)

A Privacy Policy is added to your website that explains how Google Analytics collects (non-personally identifiable) data. An out-out option is included in a small unobtrusive popup. These are necessary to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation.

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Animation

Using animation in the design of your website helps to lead the user's attention where you want them to go.

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Calls to Action

Track your website visitors to learn valuable data about where they they are, how they found your website, what content they looked at and much more. *See below to find out how this functionality is compliant with the GDPR.

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Unlimited Pages

Add as many new pages as you want! The more content the better and using new pages to separate content is fantastic for search engine optimization. Each new page gives you another URL for Google to crawl and list in it's search engine results.

Embed Videos

Video is the the most popular way people are consuming content. It's great to include in your design but make sure that you're also including text for Google.

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Comments Section

Involve your users in the conversation and encourage engagement using comments. You can use Facebook to easily allow people to sign in and leave a comment.

Photo Galleries

Add beautiful photo galleries with full control over the structure and style.

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Slideshows

Slideshows are common and an easy way to add some interactivity to your website. 

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Testimonials

Reviews are a necessity, you can use Google Reviews (recommended) but you can also add custom testimonials that your customers have sent you. 

Drag & Drop Editor

Our Drag & Drop Editor is the latest in ease of use and giving more power to our clients so they can add new content in a "live" interface.

Websites that are designed for you and built to empower you…

We create deluxe, custom designs that are tailored to your industry through targeted and well thought out marketing strategies. We research your market and competition as an important part of every project we start. This enables us to develop the best plan to portray your business as the leader in it’s industry. We build superior websites that work and earn for you. Increase sales, reach new customers and get your business found! 

more than just attractive designs

Do you want a website that you have full control over? The ability to add new content, pages and articles? Perhaps edit the main menu? We love hearing that and want to enable you to succeed and have fun doing it. Both our plans include top level access to add new plugins and functionality while having our support system just a click away.

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