Hamilton Web Design
Thanks for stopping by. We're a Hamilton, Ontario web design firm that builds outstanding websites and really great web applications. When it comes to Hamilton website designers, we think we've assembled the most talented group in the city. See our portfolio for examples, or contact us if you've got a project you'd like us to quote on. Or if you want to read more about website design in the Hammer, well, you're in the right place. Keep reading.
Building on Hamilton's Strengths
It would surprise many outsiders to learn that there is a strong and active creative community here in Hamilton. This city produces more than its fair share of musicians, artists, and creative people of all kinds.
We also have a well-established industrial and manufacturing base (which we are much better known for). These two strengths - creative and artistic, and engineering and scientific - are the perfect combination for leading-edge web design, because developing for the Internet requires both creative and engineering skills.
These dual strengths are reflected in the ongoing and increasing quality of Hamilton web applications and websites and in the growing number of people who are putting "Hamilton website designer" on their resumes.
There are also many non-profit, medical and educational agencies, organizations and institutions in the city. These agencies benefit from professional web design because it helps them communicate with clients and partners. With access to an advanced content management system (CMS) like Forge, which empowers people to easily manage their own content, these agencies are able to reach more people than ever before.
Speaking of Forge, it's another local success story - the Hamilton CMS that we developed over several years that's powering dozens of websites, from small brochure sites to powerful e-commerce sites with a national presence.
You've probably heard of Eat Local, the growing movement that encourages people to buy food from local producers. The benefits of Eat Local are apparent, both for your own personal health, and the economic health of local farmers, distributors, shops and restaurants.
There are also huge benefits to using a Hamilton graphic and web design firm. factor[e] was incorporated in Hamilton in 1999 and has made its home here ever since. We've fostered great partnerships and relationships with local business people, vendors, and people in government and industry. We pride ourselves on being from Hamilton and producing top-quality creative that has been sought out by clients worldwide.
We're calling this concept Design Local, and we think you should give it a try.
"SACHA - the Sexual Assault Centre (Hamilton & Area) has been working with factor[e] for almost 3 years on a wide variety of projects and we have been thrilled with the work they have done for our organization. Their professionalism, sensitivity to the unique needs of our sector and high quality design work have been invaluable to our promotional and outreach efforts. Since we began working with factor[e], SACHA has recommended them to many other colleagues both within and outside of our community."
Lenore Lukasik-Foss Director, SACHA
Building Local Partnerships
We continue to build on partnerships with great local companies. Our creation of the Hamilton Spectator's Future City web project, a stunning example of Flash design which let Hamiltonians vote on the future of the city and watch their decisions play out on a 3-dimensional map, has led to many projects with the Spec's parent company, Metroland Media West, such as LocalWork and Wheels.ca.
Some of the best examples of Hamilton database design are the result of partnerships between industrial companies and creative web companies. The white vans with the distinctive Five M's logo of Moore Environmental Systems Limited (MESL) are common in Hamilton, carrying MESL employees from job site to job site as they work on refrigeration and climate control systems.
We worked closely with MESL to design the Mechanical Equipment Tracking System (METS), an advanced database system for tracking jobs, locations, and equipment, as well as dispatching employees and tracking their hours and progress, and performing billing and invoicing. MESL is now almost paperless - a great example of Hamilton's industrial companies leading the way in the digital age!
We could go on, but the point is simple: there's a wealth of Hamilton website design talent, at our company and others. So if you're looking for something truly outstanding, you don't need to leave the city to get it.