Website Design & Development
Pixel Army provides targeted web development and management plans according to various client needs. Altogether we strive to provide our clients with a complete website package that will fullfill all of their requirements and help their business to grow, utilizing the internet as a way to communicate and "wow" their existing and potential clients from all over the globe.
Plain and simple, we build websites. We build each design and each concept from scratch, without templates, and completely customized to your company and your needs. Your company is unique and so should your website. You wouldn’t use someone else’s business plan to run your business, therefor using a templated website just doesn’t make sense.
If your need is to utilize your website as a communication tool, we’ll build you an electronic newsletter system that can send out html emails to all of your clients with the click of a button. If your need is to keep your website up-to-date with content and images, we’ll build you an online Content Management System where you will have the ability to login any time you like and modify your website. No more calling up your web developer to make those minor changes. If you can use Microsoft Word, you’re set. Whatever your specific needs are for your website, we’ll brainstorm ideas and concepts that will make your website work for you and be more than you ever thought possible.
At Pixel Army, we believe that our great business service is because of our knowledge and experience in all aspects of website development. From e-commerce to Flash to 3D, we develop every aspect of your website so you don’t have to deal with 3 or 4 different companies and hope your website turns out great. Give us a call today to find out how we cover all the bases and build you a great website.
Website Design & Development Samples
E-Commerce & Online Stores
E-commerce websites are becoming more and more popular now as the percentage of people who shop online dramatically increases year by year. There’s never been a more exciting time to get your business online and selling your products directly to your consumers. We build our e-commerce solutions completely from scratch and we’ll never use third party software like ZenCart or OsCommerce for the very same reasons that we’ll never use website templates. We’ve integrated and have strong working relationships with payment processing companies like Moneris, Chase Paymentech, EVO Canada, Elavon, and several others. If you’re not sure which company to use, give us a call and we’ll help you out. They all offer different packages and depending on your specific needs, we can assist you in making the right choice.
All of our online stores come standard with a Content Management System. This system will allow you to manage categories, products, prices, images and so much more. There’s also a searchable orders database that’ll give you quick access to any order to verify and specific information relevant to that order.
When you custom build an e-commerce online store, the capabilities and features are truly limitless. Whether it’s integrating shipping API’s from Purolator, UPS or DHL or exporting your orders so you can import them directly into your Quickbooks or Simply Accounting, a fully customized system allows you to continuously scale your online store as your company’s needs grow.
E-Commerce & Online Store Samples
The mobile web is growing rapidly. More and more people are focusing on searching the internet via their mobile phone as you don’t need a computer to connect to the net. It is an on-the-move business tool that is always available. This is an excellent opportunity for businesses.
Most searches originating from mobile phones are for local businesses. People searching for restaurants, driving directions, movie theatre tickes, etc. The problem is that most local businesses do not have a website optimized for a mobile phone or a dedicated mobile website. Mobile websites are very different than websites viewed from a normal desktop web browser.
The most important thing is to be available for your current and potential customers whenever they need you. Whether that is by phone, email or internet, your customers need to be able to access your company and it’s information at their own convenience.
Mobile websites are automatically launched when a user browses your website from a mobile device.
Mobile Website Samples
Content Management Systems
So you’ve got a website and now you need to modify it. If you have ever dealt with a design studio when it comes to modifying your website, you probably wished there was a simpler more cost effective way. A content management system will allow you to login online and modify your website in real time. Make your changes, hit save and enjoy. It’s really that easy.
Completely customized. It’s that simple. What you need to manage your website. Nothing more. Nothing less.
The big question is what content management system do we use. None! We build yours right from scratch totally customized to your needs. Why do we do this? We have worked with several different CMS systems over the years and either they don’t provide the features our clients need, or they include way to many features that our clients could really care less. Our customized system will give you the features you need to modify your website any that’s it. It’s very user-friendly and easy to use. Basically if you can type yourself a letter in Microsoft Word, you’re set.
Content Management System Sample Screenshots
Domain Names & Hosting
So what do you do with your website once it’s developed? Well most people looking to develop a site do not have a domain name or hosting services setup. Don’t worry. You’re not the first client we’ve come across in this situation and you won’t be the last. We’ll take care of all of that for you so you only need to worry about running your business.
But what if you already have a website and no hosting? That’s alright too. We can host your site even if we didn’t develop it. We do, however, have some restrictions to the type of websites that operate on our servers. If you have any questions about our hosting plans, please give us a quick call and we can go over anything you like.
|99.999% Uptime Guaranteed||MSSQL Server Storage|
|24 / 7 / 365 Support||Additional Storage Space|
|500 MB Storage Space||Additional Data Transfer (Bandwidth)|
|20 GB Data Transfer||Additional Email Accounts|
|50 Email Accounts||SSL Certificates|
|ASP, .NET, PHP, PERL, CGI|
|Urchin Website Statistics|
|Linux OR Windows Environment|
|AJAX Powered Webmail|
|Online Account Login|
Hosting Control Panel Screenshots
Mass Mailing is a great way to stay in touch with your clients. Whether it’s a monthly newsletter or automatic follow up emails from Online Quotes, a simple reminder can help you stay top of mind for current and future clients and generate more sales and revenue.
Many hosting providers and hosting plans have strict limits on how many emails can be sent at a time. Thus, the birth of newsletter specific servers. Our new Mass Mail system will allow you to send bulk emails (just like newsletters), except they don’t have to be newsletters! These can be used for transaction purposes, weekly updates, information requests, membership updates, etc.
Here are a few examples of how this alternative sending method can be utilized. Of course there may be more specific uses that pertain to your website and your business model. If you have any questions or would like to explore this option further, please let us know.
- Send an email to all users who have purchased a specific product from your online store
- Send an email to all users who have "active" memberships on your website
- Send out all transaction receipts in batches instead of individually
- Send out "follow-up" style emails to online quote requests
- Send out emails informing users that their products have been shipped from an online store purchase
- And of course, sending out newsletters!
- And many more options...
And most importantly, you will get the same kind of statistics that you currently receive on newsletters on these individual emails (plus a few more stats).
- Stats By Email Address (Opens, Clicks, Delivery, Spam Reports, Unsubscribes)
- Popular Clicks
- Opens (Unique & Total)
- Clicks (Unique & Total)
- Spam Reports
- Recipient List Management
For more information on our Mass Mail system, please contact us at (780) 428-8089.
A measure for the speed (amount of data) you can send through an Internet connection. The more bandwidth, the faster the connection.
CMS is short for Content Management System. This is an secured online area that administrators can login to and manage their websites. Functionality of a CMS can range from adding and editing pages, to sending newsletters, viewing website statistics and tracking online orders.
A service that stores your information (or website) on a server, allowing it to be accessed by users on the Internet.
To convert data from its original form to a form that can only be read by someone that can reverse the encryption. The purpose of encryption is to prevent unauthorized reading of the data.
A program which assists in gathering and analyzing data about website usage. Google analytics is a feature rich, popular, free analytics program.
Abbreviation for What You See Is What You Get. Commonly used to describe software that does not have any hidden attributes.
In web terms: A word used by a search engine to search for relevant web information.
Information from a web server, stored on your computer by your web browser. The purpose of a cookie is to provide information about your visit to the website for use by the server during a later visit.
Google Pay Per Click contextual advertisement program, very common way of basic website advertisement.
Royalty-Free Photos or Images
Photos, graphic images, or other intellectual property that are sold for a single standard fee and may be used repeatedly by the purchaser. Typically with royalty-free clauses, the company that sells you the images still owns all of the rights to the images, and they are allowed for use only by the purchaser (i.e., the same images cannot be used by another company or individual without repurchase).
Abbreviation for Hypertext Pre-Processor, a server language used to produce dynamic content on web pages.
A website which presents content in a more or less chronological series. Content may or may not be time sensitive. Pixel Army blogs use a custom Content Management System rather than individually built web pages. Because of this, the Blogger can chose to concentrate on content creation instead of arcane code.
The name that identifies a web site. (like: pixelarmy.ca)
The software used to view, manage, and access web pages by interpreting hypertext and hyperlinks. Web pages often appear differently depending on the brand and version of the browser intended to view them in. All Pixel Army sites are tested thoroughly in Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera.
Stands for File Transfer Protocol. FTP allows you to copy or send files (HTML-documents, graphic images, spreadsheets) from one computer to another via the Internet.
Software to secure and protect web site communication using encrypted transmission of data.
Short for Really Simple Syndication. This allows you to subscribe to content on blogs and other social media and have it delivered to you through a feed.
A term coined by web designers to describe blogs, wikis, social networking sites and other Internet-based services that emphasize collaboration and sharing, rather than less interactive publishing (Web 1.0). It is associated with the idea of the Internet as platform.
A collection of information stored in one central location. Many times, this is the source from which information is pulled to display products or information dynamically on a website.
A unique number identifying every computer on the Internet (like 126.96.36.199)
Stands for Domain Name System. The DNS translates URL text addresses (such as pixelarmy.ca) into a numeric Internet address (such as 188.8.131.52).
Short for search engine optimization, the process of increasing the number of visitors to a Web site by achieving high rank in the search results of a search engine. The higher a Web site ranks in the results of a search, the greater the chance that users will visit the site. It is common practice for Internet users to not click past the first few pages of search results, therefore high rank in SERPs is essential for obtaining traffic for a site.
Allows the secure transfer of credit card funds from users on your website to your merchant account.