A path for creating exceptional digital experiences
To design and build high quality websites, interactive touchscreen kiosks, and other digital solutions each project (usually) takes the following path:
Plan → Design → Develop → Launch → Support → Maintain
We take a broad look at all aspects of the project and set its foundation.
Discovery: includes open ended meetings where we discuss ideas, existing issues or problems, and explore possibilities.
Strategy: involves identifying users, audiences and business goals, and gathering critical information needed to create an effective project game plan.
Information Architecture (IA): the organization and structure of information on a digital platform, such as a website or touchscreen. With an IA, we're ready and equipped to dive into designing the User Experience (UX).
Project game plan: emerges once a strategy is in place for marketing goals, information architecture, and interface requirements.
We explore ideas and begin to shape the digital experience.
Style: colour, texture, imagery and typography. These elements are derived from the brand identity and together they shape the style and aesthetic. Here we is where the interface begins to develops its look and feel.
Layout mockups: where things go and proportionally how they look and how they will function.
User Experience (UX): with feedback from the client on layout look and feel, we then move into more fine grained design details in order to put the final pieces of the interface puzzle together.
Sign-off: once everyone is satisfied with the design, we're ready to move into production and begin the development phase.
Design ideas become reality through the magic of code.
Back-end development: involves setting up and customizing the CMS (Content Management System), the system the client will use to actually populate their site, make changes, and do all the fun stuff that goes along with disseminating information via the web. Once setup, we migrate your content and then review the site for accuracy and functionality.
About Craft CMS: We work with Craft CMS because it offers an industry-leading balance of security, versatility, and usability. We believe Craft offers everything and far more than WordPress or Drupal. Craft is up to the biggest challenges, imposes no limitations, and is ready to grow with any business. Learn more about Craft.
Realized, reviewed, and tested. It's time to release into the wild.
Quality Assurance: once a project has been put through a full QA test and revisions are complete, we're just about ready to launch. While we all certainly wish it was as simple as just pushing a button, a few additional steps need to happen.
URL Inventory: for website projects, a full inventory of existing URLs is taken to ensure search rankings are maintained.
Domain control and setup: if you're moving to a new web host or launching a new domain there's a few key steps that have to be taken in order to ensure that your website shows up at the address it you want it to.
Production server setup: a good website is fast, and a fast website is only as fast as the server it sits on and the code behind it. We ensure that each site is launched on a server that will be just that: fast!
Site migration: the project moves from "staging" to the "production environment", launch is complete and it can now be accessed by the audience it is intended for.
The amazing thing about dreams is that even when they come true all you're left with is reality.
Training: we'll sit down and show you the ropes on how to run your website, how to use your CMS so you can add and edit content, and monitor your analytics.
On-going tech support: we provide on-going support for websites and other digital solutions we provide in the short- and long-term. We're here to ensure that your investment goes as far as you deserve it should.
Support packages: we offer monthly packages that are tailored specifically to your website and business. I mean, we are the experts!
To stay on top, advance, or maintain your position you need to remain competitive.
Updates & enhancement: security updates, technology improvements, usability or design changes, and content refinements are on-going parts of the game. We're here to help you respond to and deal with these things so you can focus on the challenges of running your business and keeping your site current.
We're here for the heavy lifting and the fine print
Located in Squamish, British Columbia, we are a small team of hugely passionate professionals who live and breathe the web. A short drive from Vancouver, we offer a solid mix of internet marketing knowledge and extensive website design and development expertise.
Creative Director & Principal
Terry holds an Honours BA in Geography from the University of British Columbia and is a Certified Internet Marketing Professional. He brings over 15 years of hands-on experience in modern web design & development to Vibe9 and is equally versed in front-end design and code.
You are as likely to find Terry in the woods catching air on his bike or finishing near the top of a local bike race, as you are to find him plugging away on a nice shiny digital product like a touchscreen kiosk or website for an emerging business or established company.
Director of Client Services
With a Master's Degree in Gerontology and a wealth of experience in research, corporate marketing, and green building engineering, the diversity of Sara's experience is rather extraordinary. Sara brings a unique, always pragmatic perspective to each project.
Sara guides our clients through each aspect of the project, from initial design phase through to project launch - she is with you every step of the way.
Sara enjoys climbing mountains on her bike, especially with her two young boys who seem to become almost faster than her each day.