Clio Websites is a web design and development company. We specialize in creating responsive WordPress websites that convert visitors into paying customers.
Find out what makes working with us unique.
Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, is a major Canadian city along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore. It’s a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic, free-standing CN Tower.
As the largest and most diverse metropolis in the country, Toronto effortlessly combines cutting-edge technology, world-class talent, and a dynamic business environment to create the perfect ecosystem for web development services.
With our unparalleled passion for innovation and design, we are uniquely positioned to help local businesses and entrepreneurs make their mark in the digital landscape. Whether you’re a thriving enterprise or a budding startup, our team of dedicated professionals is here to transform your vision into a captivating online presence, inspired by the very essence of Toronto’s thriving spirit.
Toronto is a special and vibrant Canadian city. If you are looking for a web designer and a local team that can help you to grow your business so you can receive more sales, we are happy to help.
We might be biased, but we think that businesses in Toronto deserve the best.
At Clio, we always work hard to help our clients succeed—and we are very proud of the work that we do. But, what is it that we do? How do we help businesses around us?
We want our clients to be able to find their audience by implementing Toronto web design solutions right here at home.
With innovative website solutions, we are able to bring our clients closer to their audience. By building you a great website, we can make it easier for those potential customers to find you.
What exactly is responsive web design? W3schools.com defines it as:
“… using HTML and CSS to automatically resize, hide, shrink, or enlarge, a website, to make it look good on all devices (desktops, tablets, and phones)”
There are just too many devices and resolutions that your customers might be using to view your website and you can’t afford to alienate anyone. Having a professionally designed site that performs on most devices and any screen size is very important. Responsive web design used to be very challenging and difficult to accomplish. In the past few years, however, responsive sites have become the norm.
Most modern web development platforms and CMS systems like WordPress support responsiveness out of the box. Designing and developing beautiful and highly functioning responsive websites is one of our specialties.
Clio maintains several high traffic websites and CMS systems. Our company ensures that client sites are always up, secure, and backed up which eliminates data loss and minimizes risk.
We will manage your existing hosting provider or recommend a new provider if you don’t currently have one. Clio can help you manage your website end to end.
We provide hosting services and can help you transition from an existing provider if they are not meeting your expectations. In this post, we covered all you need to launch a new website.
For static Boostrap HTML websites, we only bill clients if changes are requested or required. For WordPress sites, there are several tasks (such as plugin updates) that require monthly maintenance.
If you want to find out more about our flexible Toronto website maintenance plans, please drop us a line.
WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) on the planet. At Clio, we absolutely love WordPress. Most of the new custom websites that we launch are done using the WordPress platform. We have a proven track record and can help you every step of the way.
WordPress is a very flexible and powerful platform that offers lots of opportunities for launching your new project.
We have helped clients set up e-commerce solutions, user communities, blogging and content collaboration platforms using WordPress. Most businesses want to utilize the power of WordPress as a blogging platform in order to build content and drive more traffic to their website (more on this in the next section).
Although WordPress is simple to use, some clients find it overwhelming especially if they run into issues such as compatibility and performance. We love getting to the root problem, learning about, and resolving WordPress issues for our clients to make sure their sites are secure and performing well.
We highly recommend the WordPress platform and can help with hosting, implementations, troubleshooting, and performance tuning.
If you are looking for an Toronto WordPress expert, look no further. Contact us for a free consultation today.
What is online marketing or search engine optimization (SEO)? According to moz.com SEO is:
“… the practice of increasing both the quality and quantity of website traffic, as well as exposure to your brand, through non-paid … search engine results.”
SEO is a huge and complex topic that often overwhelms our clients. There are a lot of online resources if you want to learn more about SEO (e.g. the moz SEO guide, and this SEO beginners guide from mangools.com).
Clio can help you get started on your SEO journey by advising where to focus your internet marketing efforts.
Getting great SEO results and showing up on the first page on Google or Bing usually requires a combination of paid and unpaid marketing techniques. This journey usually takes time, but focus and persistence can yield great results.
We can help you simplify your SEO journey by sharing some lessons learned we have acquired over the years and helping you define your marketing strategy.
There are plenty of eCommerce options and platforms to choose from.
Our platform of choice is WooCommerce and WordPress. WordPress makes for a great way to cut costs while giving you full control over your store and inventory management.
We can help you get started with your eCommerce website on WordPress – one of the easiest and most customizable platforms to set up your store on.
Clio uses an iterative process when developing high-quality websites. An iterative process ensures that you are involved each step of the way and that you are able to review our work and provide feedback often. This methodology is popular in the Alberta custom software development company industry because it’s popular.
There is nothing more frustrating than waiting for weeks or months and being disappointed by the end result. This is why we like to involve the customer during each phase of the project. You will get an opportunity to review our work often and provide feedback. We will be able to quickly adjust and change direction based on your feedback. We find that this results in the best possible outcome for Toronto web design projects.
Our client project engagement looks like this:
1. We start by listening to your needs and requirements. This is called the requirements gathering phase. We will ask questions such as:
2. Based on your responses we will start the planning phase. In this phase, we determine what type of content and functionality is required. We will also develop a wire-frame and a template for your website based on your taste and preferences.
3. Once the planning phase is complete, we begin the design and development phase. During this phase, we will start loading your website with content and checking security and performance.
4. In the next stage, we start testing and validating the website with your help. We will ensure that the site will perform to your expectations once you start receiving lots of traffic.
5. Once you are satisfied with the results, we will launch your website.
6. The last step of the process is the support and maintenance phase. Once the site is launched we will monitor it to ensure that it’s secure and performing well for your users.
If you have questions about our process or want to find out more, visit our About Us page.
Clio has helped dozens of clients successfully launch new websites and attract new customers. Our clients have successfully attracted hundreds of new leads per month and generated thousands of dollars in revenue each month using our WordPress e-commerce solutions.
We have helped a local small business generate thousands of visitors each month using our marketing services and social media offerings.
We have also recently launched a large community site that supports thousands of users in creating and sharing content.
If your goal is to have a simple online presence so your clients can find you on Google, great. But as your website and your needs change, we can help you grow. Clio is a software development company with a proven track record.
We have also taken over and successfully executed many “website rescue projects”. Although there are many local web design companies and web designers, we constantly outwork and outperform our competition. Keep reading to find out what sets us apart from our competition. Check out some of our case studies to find out more.
What sets Clio apart from other Toronto web design companies is that we:
Clio is small business-friendly because we know what it’s like to be a small business. We understand the struggles of trying to grow a business in a competitive industry. We know how hard it can be to find your first few clients—and we know how hard it is to make your business feel “real” when you first start. This is why we provide our services to small businesses in Toronto.
Whether you are starting up for the first time or your business has been in the family for years, your business needs a good website. Websites will help to increase your visibility and they can show off just how amazing your business is. We love helping small businesses in Toronto achieve their dreams and we look forward to helping you do it too!
Clio Websites is a full service website design and digital marketing company based out of Calgary.
Clio helps businesses like yours bring in thousands of leads every month. We do this by leveraging our experience with web design and SEO to ensure your website always ranks high in Google.
Our team will work with you to create a website designed for your needs and budget.
Our WordPress development services start at $80 CAD/hour.
Pricing is dependant on the project and it can vary based on if you need a one time fix or enhancement, or a full website build.
The cost of a 5-page website can vary greatly depending on the complexity of the design, the features required, and the expertise of the web design agency or freelancer you choose to work with.
On average, a basic 5-page website could cost anywhere from $3,500 or more.
For a more accurate estimate, it’s best to get a quote from an Toronto web design professional based on your specific requirements.
The time it takes to design a website can vary widely depending on the complexity of the project, the number of pages, the level of customization, and the responsiveness of the client in providing feedback and necessary content.
For a basic website with around 5 pages, it could take anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks to design and develop. More complex websites or those requiring custom features and integrations can take several months or longer.
It’s essential to communicate with your web design agency or freelancer to get a realistic timeline based on your specific needs.