Event Websites

W3 Ottawa - Women - Wisdom - WellnessWe recently worked with Dr. Nathalie Beauchamp to create this website for her new event for women, w3ottawa.com, all about “Women – Wisdom – Wellness”.

This is a WordPress event theme, so Dr. Nathalie can easily update the schedule, speaker bios, videos, and other information. Women can register and pay online, so that eliminates extra paperwork, telephone and organization time. This is going to be a great event for any women in the Orleans or Ottawa region, so please register and we look forward to seeing you there!

Connect with W3 through Facebook and Twitter.

Business to Business

Business to Business websiteNew Dimension will work with clients all over the world. One wonderful aspect of the World Wide Web is being able to build solid relationships with clients even over a considerable distance. Such is the case with Chiropractic Leadership Alliance, located in New Jersey. CLA needed a website that would appeal to the business sector, specifically, Chiropractors and Chiropractic Clinics. To do this we gave their WordPress website a total overhaul, designing a clean and simple navigational structure and deleting many old files, sections and graphics.

We also had the pleasure of designing a standalone Locator – FindAGreatChiro.com. We did this together with Escape Radius, who has developed an interface and locator to Google Maps.

Working as a Team

Orchardview Montessori OttawaWe recently had the pleasure of building a new WordPress site from the ground up for Orchardview Montessori School, located in Orleans Ontario. This project was very enjoyable and smooth, and a big part of that was being able to work with Lola Design. Loreto Cheyne of Lola Design was responsible for the branding of Orchardview. Our job was to take the beautiful logo and colours provided, and apply the branding to a website presence for the school.

Loreto has written a blog post about the experience that helps to illustrate what the design process is like for the client, as well as what a positive experience it can be to work with like-minded colleagues.

Real Estate Website

This website was developed for Campbell Osler, an Ottawa-based Realtor. Campbell wanted his site to look simpler and more modern than the previous one he had, and he wanted his assistant to be able to update listings, blog posts, pages and photos. We developed a WordPress site that would fit all his specifications, and provided his assistant the training she needed to be able to update the site.

New Dimension Design not only provides a training session when the website is complete, but we install Worpdress Video Training software into the admin area of the website so that if the client needs a refresh on how to add a link, add a photo, crop a photo, etc. – the client can watch a quick video or read in a manual how it is done. If additional help is needed after that, we are only a phone call or email away! Contact us for more information on getting a new website developed, with training included.

Website Creativity

Interior Design WebsiteIt was simply a joy to work with interior and landscape designer Chantale Charette on her new website for Studio 853. Chantale’s amazing design is evident in the photos you can see on this site. Because of her level of creativity, she had a lot more to do with the website design process than the average business client. This made it even more enjoyable, as we collaborated and brought together our creative skills to make an end result that will showcase her work to prospective clients.

The two things I love the most about owning and operating New Dimension Website Design are:

  1. Being both creative and business-minded, and developing websites that make a good rate of return for my clients
  2. Developing long term relationships with my clients and having a part in promoting their businesses to grow and change

I am already a huge fan of Studio 853, and look forward to seeing more inspiring work from this company!

 

 

Retail Shop Website

Florist Retail WebsiteIt was my pleasure to launch a new WordPress site for Fleuriste Brunet, a beautiful, friendly flower shop around the corner from New Dimension Design in Rockland, ON. At the time they had a very simple brochure website that gave only the most basic information about the shop. It was evident that they needed a website that would convey what made this flower shop unique from its competitors, especially its spectacular floral arrangements and the fact that when one calls this shop, there is a friendly human voice at the other end, ready to serve.

Although Fleuriste Brunet was not quite ready to offer full online purchases, we were able to design their site so that all of the arrangements can be seen online and then easily ordered over the phone. Also, if they decide to implement full e-commerce in the future, it will be a smooth transition.

The website development process was an enjoyable  experience and I look forward to seeing where this company goes in the future!

Your Website & SEO

Ottawa Orthotic LabOttawa Orthotic Lab approached us to update their older, stagnant website to a new, modern site that would reflect their business as it is now. Very important to them was that the site be SEO (Search Engine Optimization) friendly. We designed the site to have SEO tools that can be used by either New Dimension Design or by the client on their own computer. Each page is given its own title, description and meta key words so that each page can be ranked by Google individually. One common mistake is that websites are designed and programmed without much thought given to SEO. The site is designed with the same titles, descriptions, and meta key words on every page, or even with no titles, descriptions, or meta tags at all!

You are investing both time and money into your website, so we believe that effort should be put into how your website is ranked on Google so that the right people see your website. Although we include basic SEO in our website designs, we also encourage additional SEO packages and will custom design an SEO package for you. If you want training on how to improve your search engine rankings yourself using free tools such as Google Analytics, Google Webmaster Tools, and Google Places – we will provide one-on-one training in these areas. Contact us for more information!

Here’s what Matthew Grasmeyer (owner of Ottawa Orthotic Lab) has to say about our services:

“I had my web site done twice before and never really felt I was pleased, therefore I was not looking forward to changing it. Again I interviewed several companies and felt like a number, then I met Heather at NDDesign, I had seen some of her previous designs and liked what I saw but I had gone down that road before so I was cautious. I chose NDDesign and am so happy I did, it was easy working with Heather, it went so smooth and I love the web site.”

Design & Maintenance

Industry Website DesignPenner & Lewis Rock Technologies builds and supplies specialized equipment in Canada and world wide. The partners in this company are extremely busy, therefore New Dimension Design takes care of their regular website maintenance. Most days we are able to make updates within a few hours.

One of New Dimension’s values is excellent customer service. We know that our clients are busy and we make it possible for them to hand over website maintenance tasks without having to worry once it is handed over.

Here’s what Jack (Budd) Lewis of Penner & Lewis Rock Technologies has to say about our services:

“I spent three full 1/2 days studying the various web sites of Ottawa-based graphic designers, and interviewed ND Design’s Heather Morin as one of three I had selected. I liked the work she had done for other clients. We met and discussed ‘the look’ I wanted and general content which I had prepared. She listened and came back to me with a professional proposal in a timely manner. It was a very efficient process from thereon, and it turned out that I was always pleased with what she prepared/proposed. She always gave me 2 or 3 options to choose from. I am most pleased with what she created for us. Feel free to contact me me any time at budd.l@pennerlewis.ca for further comments.”

Clients Love WordPress

Construction Website DesignLocal business Ottawa Precision Eavestroughing approached us just before the launch of their new company. After finding out some information about their company goals and their want list for a new website, WordPress was the obvious solution.

At the top of their list was the ability to showcase photos and locations of their work. They wanted to be able to do this themselves, without having to wait for a website designer to do it for them. We created 7 photo galleries – and without any prior knowledge of HTML or website development, the client is able to easily upload photos, keep them organized, and maintain the galleries. Even with this number of galleries, we were able to keep the website budget economical for them.

New Dimension Design provides an introductory WordPress training session to its clients, which enables them to update their own content, add their own photos, write blog posts, and add pages. As of June 23rd, we also have a new WordPress Video Tutorial plugin available for our clients. While updating their site, if the client has a question about any WordPress function, they can simply click on a quick video tutorial to learn simple step-by-step instructions.

Charitable Organizations

Not-for-profit Website DesignWordPress is perfect for charitable organizations like Ottawa Innercity Ministries because the organization can manage their own website maintenance in house. New Dimension’s primary objective was to create a more interactive website that would reflect their organization and help them to engage their supporters.

Ken MacLaren, the director of OIM, started utilizing the blog portion of their site by writing weekly posts. Many of these posts are true stories about the street friends that this organization helps. These posts give supporters and potential supporters a glimpse of what is going on inside the organization, and makes them feel more involved. With Google, content is still king, and blogging is a great way to keep your website alive with fresh, applicable content. It is great to see a client like OIM taking advantage of their blog. If you would like to find out more about the amazing work this organization does, follow their blog.

Another feature OIM wanted on their site was the ability to upload videos. Videos are a very effective way of communicating with your audience and again, you don’t need a website developer to be able to make a video, upload it to your YouTube or Vimeo account, and embed the video code into your website.