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Website Design Barrie

What makes a website Successful?

Beauty and design are crucial

When the design and the content work hand-in-hand, something magical happens. But a high-performing website does much more. We’ve worked with businesses large and small, from west coast to east coast, to help bring their creative visions to life. We believe that a great website combines high-end technology, user experience, and marketing.

Certtech Web Custom Website Design

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Best Small Business Website Design Services

Imagine the benefits of a being provided the same quality designs and service as a  large agency but at a fraction of the cost.
We are not the cheapest option but we are definitely not the most expensive. For the quality of  design and service we provide, there is no better value available, guaranteed!

Custom Design

All of our work is 100% custom. Designed for you in Figma. We never use pre-made templates. Ever.

We start with a Website Questionnaire, where we learn more about you, your company and customers. You will share other websites you like the look and feel of along with any fonts, colors or any other design directions you have.

We will then create a fully custom design, based on your specifications.

Once we start working together you can take the design in any direction you would like. You will have plenty of rounds of revision to get the design exactly as you need.

Figma Mockup

Your site will be fully custom designed in Figma according to your needs and specifications. We never use pre-made templates. Ever.

Multiple Rounds of Revisions

Each project comes with a minimum of 4 rounds of revision per page template and can include additional rounds depending on the scope of your project. This is more rounds of revision than most other designers offer and more than enough to get the design just the way you want.

Branding & Style Guide

Your website will include a Branding and Styleguide which will include your website’s fonts and color palette.

Stock Images & Videos

We have access to commercially licensed stocked videos and images that we'll use for your website project.

Website Content

If you don't have content for your website, not too worry! We will source relevant content tailored to your specific industry.

Custom Iconography

We will design custom iconography for your website, creating unique and original concepts not seen on other websites.

Custom WordPress Development

We specialize in designing and developing custom WordPress websites. What this means is that not only is the design custom but the backend development is as well. Our sites are developed to require no technical knowledge to edit and update. You will be able to hand over the website to anyone within your organization and they will be able to easily update and edit the site. If you can update your Facebook profile you will be able to update this site.

Custom WordPress

Your site will be developed into a custom WordPress theme. This is NOT a pre-made template but a fully custom theme, developed just for you.

100% Ownership

WordPress is an open source Content Management System. This means you will have 100% ownership of the site, with no licensing fees. You can do with the site as you want. Forever.

Easy To Update

Your site will be extremely easy to update and edit on your own. If you can update your Facebook profile you’ll be able to update this website.

Fast Pages

WordPress is great IF you know what you’re doing. Sometimes WordPress websites can run slow if you don’t configure them properly. We develop our sites in such a way that they are optimized for speed.

Mobile Responsive

Your site will be fully mobile responsive, adapting for the iPhone, iPad and all other mobile devices.


If you don’t know what you’re doing a WordPress website can be vulnerable to attack, but don’t worry we’ve got you covered. We will configure your site to be safe and secure.

Key Factors

Search Engine Optimization

We provide on-page Search Engine Optimization as part of our services. This means getting your site to rank well on Google to get free organic traffic. Many people like to talk about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) but we can actually prove that we know what we’re doing. Here is what we will do for you:

  • Identify the keywords you should be ranking for
  • Provide you with a detailed spreadsheet of the keywords, title tags and meta descriptions for each page of the site
  • Properly structure and tag your site to rank for the recommended keywords
  • Configure your site with the Rank Math Pro SEO plugin
  • Submit your site to all of the search engines
  • Setup and submit and XML sitemap of your website

Sitemap Submission

We will create an XML sitemap of your website and submit it to Google to make sure your site is properly indexed in the search engines.

Google Analytics

We will configure your site with Google Analytics so that you can track all visitor activity, pages views, traffic sources and so much more.

Keyword Research

We will research what keywords you should be ranking for. This includes keywords you might already rank for as well as new, relevant keywords you have a real shot at ranking for.

Ranking Our Clients

Many of our clients rank on page 1 of Google with just the on-page SEO work we have done for them. Ask us and we’ll show you examples.

On-Page Tagging

We will tag and structure your website to rank for the keywords we suggest to you . We use the Rank Math Pro SEO plugin for your site, which is the exact same plugin we use to rank on Google.

Conversion Tracking

We will setup conversion tracking within Google Analytics to see how many visitors convert into contact form entries.


We will provide you with detailed tutorial videos that provide step by step instructions on how to update, edit and maintain the new website using the WordPress interface. This will include an online repository of screen-cast videos detailing all of the steps needed to maintain and update the website. 

Detailed Tutorial Videos

You will receive 10-15 custom screencast recordings on how to edit and update the backend of your site. You can hand these over to someone with no technical knowledge and they will easily be able to edit and update the website.

Custom Backend

A website is a lot like an iceberg, most of it lies beneath the surface. We pride ourselves on having backends that are just as beautiful as our front ends.

Easy to Use

You will find our websites a joy to use and highly intuitive. We like to say, if you can update your facebook profile you can update this website.

No Technical Knowledge

You will be able to update all text and imagery on your site with zero technical knowledge.

Easy to Update

Gone are the days of being handcuffed to a designer and having to pay them exorbitant amounts of money to update your website for you.

Easy as Facebook

If you can update your Facebook profile you can update this website!

There are a lot of key factors in web design. A great site checks all the boxes.

What We Offer

Custom Web Design

Custom Web Design

Apart from creating you a beautiful WordPress website from scratch, we ensure that we’re employing the most effective and reliable software for the specific needs of the project. We commonly use the following products:

We provide expert level custom WordPress web design services. We’ll work with you to establish your brand’s voice, ensuring a consistent and polished look and feel across all your marketing materials.

When building a new custom WordPress website, we commonly use the following WordPress softwares:

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SEO Services

On-page Search Engine Optimization

We provide on-page Search Engine Optimization as part of our website design services. This means getting your site to rank well on Google to get free organic traffic. Many people like to talk about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) but we can actually prove that we know what we’re doing. If you Google ‘Web Design Barrie’ we’re the number #1 result. Here is what we will do for you:

WP Maintenance

We provide reliable ongoing maintenance services to ensure that your WordPress site remains healthy and high-performing at all times. We handle all of the technical upkeep so that you can focus on running your business. Here’s what we do:
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Certtechweb Ecommerce


We are e-Commerce specialists who guide our clients to a successful launch of a scalable e-Commerce solutions.

We combine a user-friendly experience with compelling visual design laid out in a way that is optimal for how people read websites. We provide expert insights into your e-Commerce requirements. We are a full-service digital marketing agency that can provides you with the services you need to maximize your online store revenue.

The two main e-Commerce platforms that we specialize in:

Frequently Asked Questions

Companies just starting out often tend to consider template-based websites due to their lower sticker price. Templated WordPress websites, however, have many drawbacks. They are slower to upload across all devices, thereby lowering your search ranking on Google and other search engines and they also limit your online strategy to pre-defined ideations of “brand,” “user experience” and “buyer persona.” To power your website to meet your specific goals, a custom WordPress site is the solution required. Please call us for a consultation and we can explain in greater detail the difference between custom-built and template-based WordPress websites.

If you already have a WordPress website, it can sometimes be updated or supported to meet your needs. This comes down to your specific goals. Was your existing website designed with your current objectives in mind? Was it optimized to support you in meeting those objectives? Was it properly set up from technology standpoint?
If you would like to explore this option, start with an assessment. Our team will review the strategy and technology used on your existing website and then present you with options.

Definitely, if you’ve got the time and basic tech skills. However, in our experience, taking the time to maintain a website is not at the top of the to-do list for most business owners or managers. While WordPress makes it fairly easy to understand what needs to be done and how to do it, the bigger challenge we see for most of our clients is finding the time and bandwidth to make the needed changes and updates. Instead, many business owners choose to enlist our help to protect and maintain their website, allowing them to focus on other important matters.

WordPress is the most popular CSM in the world, but that doesn’t automatically mean it’s the right platform for every project. If you want to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of WordPress versus other platforms like Drupal, Wix and Squarespace, start a conversation with our team and we’ll explain the differences and pros and cons of each.

Typically, creating a high-performance WordPress website takes 3-4 months. This will depend on functionality, the scope of your project’s architecture and your availability. The latter is very important as certain steps require the client’s input and/or approval. If your assets are lined up and you’re ready to dedicate the needed time to your project, it will streamline the development process and deliver quicker turnaround time.

Yes, all the websites we build are responsive in nature. We go the extra step by customizing the mobile experience – prioritizing above the fold content to 1-2 focused areas and improve the call to action placement, making sure it’s not buried at the bottom.

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