Global Village Web

Global Village Web Design

Global Village Web Design with a Social Conscience...

SEO. Social Media. CMS. Templates. Blogging. Responsive Design. eCommerce. The list of buzzwords goes on and on. Developing a website - whether that means creating a new web presence or redesigning an existing site - can be a daunting proposition, but one that is essential for any business. We understand this and we like to try and make things as straightforward as possible for you.

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Reach Globally...

Too often people assume that a website is going to be prohibitively expensive and hesitate about moving forward. Primarily servicing the areas around Toronto, ranging from Milton to Peterborough, Global Village Design works with you to maximize your budget. A custom design that is created for your business and tastes is more affordable than you may think.

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Design Locally...

We focus on helping small to medium sized clients. We believe that a personal touch is important to the success of your project, and as such we enjoy building a relationship that will go beyond the inital development of your website. We begin with an analysis of your goals and needs, your likes and dislikes and your timelines and budget and then together plan out the solution that is right for you.

Call us anytime at 647.933.6076 to chat about your needs.



Design with a Social Conscience?

What does Design with a Social Conscience mean?

People wonder about this somewhat odd catch-phrase or slogan. Design. Social Conscience.

Not what you usually put together, and seemingly unrelated to a web site design company.

We disagree. Our philosophy is Reach Globally, Design Locally, paraphrasing a well-known

saying intended to reflect the idea that our local community is part of the global community.

 

One way we like to Reach Globally is by donating a portion of our earnings to Kiva.

Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate

poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions,

Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.

After all - we're all in this together ...

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Featured Project

West End Friends

West End Friends is an organization trying to fundraise to sponsor a Syrian refugee family. They needed a website to both inform the public of the situation and their goals, as well as take donations and sell tickets to their special event. The additional fundraising was done through a custom-built online auction, and the site also features a custom CMS so it can evolve past this initial campaign.

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Green Hosting

Global Village Design offers Green Web Hosting that is 100% wind and renewable energy powered. By taking advantage of hosting where the power is sourced from Bullfrog Power, which then leads to the purchase of offsets from ClimateCare, we are proud to say that each of our clients is acting as a good corporate citizen. If you are interested in utilizing a company that works to offset its energy usage and Carbon footprint then we look forward to speaking with you.

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Current Kiva Micro-Loan

Our most recent loan recipient is Dung, who is 24 years old. She has had a service business shipping goods for 4 years. Dung lives in Hau Loc district, a rural town in Thanh Hoa province. Her family is a low-income household and her job is unstable. One of the most critical difficulties that concerns her is not having a latrine. She is requesting a loan to purchase sand, cement, brick and equipment to build a toilet to improve the health and lifestyle of her family.

Your business is unique. Your website should be too.

At Global Village Design we work with you to create a site you feel happy representing you.

Trans Africa Pipeline

This amazing project to build desalination plants and a potable-water pipeline across sub-Saharan Africa is still in its infancy but the first step was to create an online presence that could be built upon as the project takes off.

A not-for-profit organization, the Trans Africa Pipeline Project needed a Content Management System driven website that would be both a source of general information, allow for the easy addition of current news releases and provide an opportunity for the public to make donations.

Starfish Scholarships India

This not-for-profit provides a scholarship to a student from the Olcott Memorial School in Chennai, India. They needed a web presence to both communicate their mission to the public as well as create an easier way for people to contribute suggestions for scholarship recipients or to assist financially.

This website is a straightforward information site with the emphasis being the use of colour and images to engage the user along with a simple, easy-to-navigate layout.

Elements Studio

This hair salon is small but constantly booked. The client wanted a website to provide her clients with an overview of her services and then be able to electronically submit an appointment request so she didn't need to constantly be answering the phone while working.

The keys were to keep it clean and simple while letting some of the artistic nature of her business shine through. A personal touch was employed through the use of photographs that connect to a hair competetion the salon owner had done well in previously.


PSAC, Local 610

PSAC Local 610 is composed of the Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) and Postdoctoral Associates (Postdocs) of the University of Western Ontario. There is a crossover with some of their members and the Society of Graduate Students (SOGS) at UWO so a cohesive web presence was desired.

This site has a full Content Management System and is similar in layout to the SOGS site which was initially connected with this one in order to help with the sub-conscious connection between them.

You're Lookin' Good!

This project was a long-overdue site overhaul. The previous site was a basic information site with some PayPal buttons for a few of their products so the key starting point was moving to an eCommerce platform and a visual rebranding.

They previously had multiple domains and two simultaneously co-existing websites so work was done to streamline their online presence, including maintaining certain ties to their original website while creating a cleaner look.

Word & Deed Publishing

Focusing on resources for educators passionate about social justice, this client is a small publisher in competition with much larger operations. They wanted something simple and affordable but driven by an easily managed Content Management System.

From a design perspective the key was simple navigation and a tie-in with the branding efforts they were making with their printed materials. The final element was the ability to sell their books as simply as possible, so a PayPal shopping cart was implemented.

Have questions? Ready to get started?

Call us at 647.933.6076 or use the contact form below.