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Looking for a website design company in Canberra?

By 4 May 2012 33

I know there are lots of individuals and companies out there doing websites.

I am looking to build a website for a local small business and I need a company that will listen, be responsive to the job requirements, have a bit of flair and be practical.

They must also have a bit of an idea about marketing, SEO, etc. Do any Rioters have suggestions, please?

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33 Responses to Looking for a website design company in Canberra?
#1
ohmygoy11:13 am, 04 May 12

I am currently working with a company called Coordinate and have been really impressed with the results so far. I gave them a really broad range of requirements and by our first meeting they had put together a preliminary design which was exactly what we needed. Would recommend to a friend.

#2
Holden Caulfield11:17 am, 04 May 12
#3
StrangeAttractor11:22 am, 04 May 12

I work for wollemi systems, and we have a team that do exactly what you’re after! We’re based in watson.

http://www.wollemisystems.com/

#4
Beau Locks11:23 am, 04 May 12

Having had dealings with a number of outfits, I cannot highly enough recommend Agileware. Prompt, well priced, polite, excellent work and all round good people. It shouldn’t be that you feel so happy when you find a company that makes you feel like you’re not being robbed blind or bullshitted to, but that’s often the case with IT companies. Not so with these guys–give them a call.

#5
Beau Locks11:24 am, 04 May 12

PS–I am not related to any of the crew at Agileware, nor do I know them outside of a professional context. Just thought I’d throw that in!

#6
notdingers11:49 am, 04 May 12

Voodoo Creative is brilliant, John and the guys are all great.

http://www.voodoocreative.com.au

#7
funkylovebunny11:50 am, 04 May 12

I’ve a friend who creates them in a week for only $250 (plus domain name if required): their email is . My friend used to be Canberra-based but has recently migrated interstate so they are likely unable to meet face-to-face on a regular basis (short of return visits to Canberra, which happen semi-regularly). However, another contact in Canberra could offer the personal touch if needed, but usually organising this via email/phone is a simple enough process.

#8
funkylovebunny11:51 am, 04 May 12

funkylovebunny said :

I’ve a friend who creates them in a week for only $250 (plus domain name if required): their email is . My friend used to be Canberra-based but has recently migrated interstate so they are likely unable to meet face-to-face on a regular basis (short of return visits to Canberra, which happen semi-regularly). However, another contact in Canberra could offer the personal touch if needed, but usually organising this via email/phone is a simple enough process.

their email is invest@live.com.au

#9
barbiekini12:02 pm, 04 May 12

I am happy to recommend Benb in Fyshwick. I got three quotes for our website and they were the cheapest by far, and their service and quality of work has been excellent.

#10
OzChick12:09 pm, 04 May 12
#11
RandomGit1:34 pm, 04 May 12

Me. Well, me and a mate:)

But before you settle on someone, as a client, you need to skim through this website as a guide of what not to do when you are a client. http://clientsfromhell.tumblr.com/

#12
icantbelieveitsnotbu1:55 pm, 04 May 12

http://emvydesign.com/

I’m related to the Director so obviously I think they’re tops… speak to Marc if you call them

#13
christof5:33 pm, 04 May 12

Before you go buying, perhaps check out your planning using our free design and website build questionnaires.

http://greenfieldstoolbox.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/GFT_BRANDING_Questions_YourCompanyName_DD-MM-YY.pdf

http://greenfieldstoolbox.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/GFT_WEBSITE_Questions_YourCompanyName_DD-MM-YY.pdf

And, if you want a quotation, its free. Get in touch: http://greenfieldstoolbox.com.au/contact/

Of course practicality, suitable design flare and responsive client engagement are ready and waiting for you – plus a whole lot more.

#14
emd9:28 pm, 04 May 12

+1 for Agileware. Very reliable, innovative ideas, can build just about anything.

#15
aussieboy2:23 pm, 05 May 12

The best way to set up a website is to purchase a template from a site like themeforest for around $35, purchase server space (~$15 per month) and purchase a domain name.

You then install a free content management system (such as wordpress, which RiotACT uses incidentally) to your server and just edit the template.

Yes it’s a bit more work than paying someone, but why pay thousands to a web developer to start something from scratch when there are extremely slick looking customisable templates available that will cost no more than $300per year?

#16
vanstash5:27 pm, 07 May 12

Web123 is a great option for a small business website. Affordable, easy to use CMS and plenty of assistance with SEO, Marketing and Social Media. Find out more at http://www.web123.com.au or contact me on natasha@web123.com.au as I’m based in Canberra. Enjoy your week!

#17
AlpineViper10:50 am, 08 May 12

Oxide Interactive.
http://www.oxideinteractive.com.au/

Care very much about their work. Big believers in usability

#18
Lazy I12:28 pm, 08 May 12

AlpineViper said :

Oxide Interactive.
http://www.oxideinteractive.com.au/

Care very much about their work. Big believers in usability

That is why their website is slanted at 30 degrees?

Nothing says usability to me like having to tilt my head to avoid a migraine.

#19
Sam G4:15 pm, 08 May 12

(disclaimer: i am a developer working on this site)

you might want submitting your request to http://ozlance.com.au/

the site will notify only canberra developers and request a price quote from them

#20
bywongqueen10:45 pm, 23 May 12

Beware paying for anything upfront! Never a good idea, really, and especially not with websites. No incentive to deliver a good product. And also beware paying ongoing fees to support websites.
DIY- check out WordPress and Elegant Themes for plenty of great stuff for very little money. There are great tutorials on YouTube that can show you how to DIY.

#21
Keijidosha9:27 am, 24 May 12

Lazy I said :

AlpineViper said :

Oxide Interactive.
http://www.oxideinteractive.com.au/

Care very much about their work. Big believers in usability

That is why their website is slanted at 30 degrees?

Nothing says usability to me like having to tilt my head to avoid a migraine.

Not to mention that the website doesn’t render properly in IE.

#22
Holden Caulfield10:12 am, 24 May 12

Keijidosha said :

Lazy I said :

AlpineViper said :

Oxide Interactive.
http://www.oxideinteractive.com.au/

Care very much about their work. Big believers in usability

That is why their website is slanted at 30 degrees?

Nothing says usability to me like having to tilt my head to avoid a migraine.

Not to mention that the website doesn’t render properly in IE.

Due to the angle I’d be surprised if it rendered in anything properly. Gotta give the poor little pixels a chance!

From a pure design point of view it doesn’t look *that* bad. But it’s just a really dumb way to present work online.

#23
frankie2:08 am, 27 May 12

aussieboy said :

The best way to set up a website is to purchase a template from a site like themeforest for around $35, purchase server space (~$15 per month) and purchase a domain name.

You then install a free content management system (such as wordpress, which RiotACT uses incidentally) to your server and just edit the template.

Yes it’s a bit more work than paying someone, but why pay thousands to a web developer to start something from scratch when there are extremely slick looking customisable templates available that will cost no more than $300per year?

Excellent advice. For example, you could find a web host that provides nopCommerce site installation if you want to sell stuff online, and then search for templates that have colours, fonts etc that you want. You can use a helper application like Microsoft’s WebMatrix to test things on your local machine at first. It will take a few hours to configure your own site, but you’ll be able to do everything yourself and not have to pay someone by the hour to make mistakes.

Just learn how to do it yourself, it’s way better.

#24
zllauh6:20 pm, 08 Nov 12

Give the mob at http://www.technowand.com.au , They built our restaurant website.
They are honest, creative and provide attention to detail and best of all economical, We shopped around the got quotes any where from $ 21 K to 1 K !

#25
maclean_cherry11:36 am, 05 Dec 12

Shameless self promotion here, but thought I would throw myself in the group.

SuperFreddi Web Design We’ve started up this year and have done a few different projects for some local businesses in Canberra.

We do Web Design, SEO, SEM, Social Integration, Ecommerce etc.

#26
thomas7211:17 pm, 26 Apr 13

http://www.ed.com.au

We were immediately impressed with their portfolio, with minimal direction ed delivered a great website for us, looks great and easy to navigate. The on going work with them has been easy and we have a great working relationship with them. In a nutshell – I would highly recommend them.

#27
synapseworldwide4:34 pm, 23 Sep 13

I think every business is different and there are plenty of solutions out there to suit every need.

Design/visual aspect is not the only important factor in the success of your website. You need to take the time to plan your web strategy and set some goals. Don’t do something for the sake of it. Take the time to understand your website visitors and then present your website to manage their expectations accordingly.

Whether you are a micro business looking for low cost websites or a large enterprise looking to embrace digital economy, you can take advantage of our FREE 1 hour website analysis and consultation. (Not sales pitch)

You can request your FREE Website Analysis and Consultation on http://synapseworldwide.crushpath.me/sam-gupta

It is important to plan everything around your web strategy and keep it focused towards your goals.

We truly believe in the potential of Canberra businesses and would love to help you succeed online.

Sam
http://www.synapseworldwide.com/

#28
robbiemanzano10:05 am, 14 Nov 13

I highly recommend Synapse for all web-related things. On just a strategy session alone, I learnt more in one hour than I have in my young business life. When it comes to website design and web development and how it fits your business structure I strongly recommend getting in contact with Sam. Here’s a link to his website.
http://synapseworldwide.com/

Robbie

#29
Robertson10:44 am, 14 Nov 13

For those in Canberra who are fans of the sexist approach to life, you may want to consider Webchicks:
http://www.webchicks.com.au/

#30
davo10111:02 am, 14 Nov 13

Robertson said :

For those in Canberra who are fans of the sexist approach to life, you may want to consider Webchicks:
http://www.webchicks.com.au/

It’s similar to the idea that if you have enough monkeys with typewriters you’ll get the works of Shakespeare; given enough chickens and computers you’ll get a decent website.

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