Web Design in Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada

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We make websites & apps

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What we do

User-Experience Design

Building a web product people love using is easier said than done. We use UX research methods and solid design to produce experiences users come back to.

Responsive Web Design

We design gorgeous websites that match your brand, and deliver them in mobile-friendly HTML/CSS and we let you easily manage your content using ExpressionEngine.

Collaboration Software

We made Extrify, intranet software that helps companies communicate more effectively with departments and outside stakeholders. Share comments, files and events in one secure, central spot.

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Who we are

Panoramic shot of Headspace Design's office

Based out of Halifax, Canada, Headspace is a digital software studio that creates websites and mobile applications with a strong focus on user-experience. In short, we aim to design software that delights users and keeps them coming back.

Our Products

We make software to help companies be more efficient and profitable.

Extrify Collaboration Software

Extrify allows companies to easily share their files, messages, events and instant chat in one central place with department and user-specific permissions. This is a social intranet your employees will actually love using.

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Proposal Software

Proposify

We help small-mid sized companies generate stunning business proposals quickly and easily. Spend less time writing proposals and more time winning new business.

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What we do

We love working on all things web-related, but have the most experience with health-companies, e-commerce and software startups. Our focus is always on using inbound marketing to drive traffic, optimizing your landing page to increase signups or purchases, and delivering an amazing application that users want to come back to.

Strategy & Marketing

Design

Development

How we do it

Over the years, we’ve developed a pretty simple, but efficient process that allows us to design beautiful websites and applications while keeping projects on time, on budget and error free.

  1. 1. Brainstorm
  2. 2. Prototype
  3. 3. Design
  4. 4. Spec
  5. 5. Architect
  6. 6. Code
  7. 7. Test

Tools we use

We can be fanboys, we’ll admit it. So while it’s true that we don’t rely on any one tool to get the job done, and things change fast, we’ve also taken time to learn what works and what doesn’t. Here’s a sampling of some of our favourite tools.

Development

Expression Engine LogoExpressionEngine is a powerful yet simple-to-use commercial-grade content management system (CMS) that empowers thousands of companies worldwide to easily manage their websites. We use EE as our CMS of choice, and make use of third-party modules as well as our own custom built ones. We even wrote the guide for clients that is widely used by hundreds of EE developers.

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CodeIgniter

Our in-house coding tool-kit, CI is an open-source PHP framework with a light footprint. Meaning it gives us what we need without getting in the way when we need to create powerful, custom applications.

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Beanstalk

A combination of version control mixed with web-based collaboration tools, and the ability to deploy multiple versions of software easily, Beanstalk is our central code repository that keeps our work safe and centralized.

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JQuery

The de-facto Javascript library, JQuery and it’s many plugins allow us to create robust, interactive, beautiful web interactions that are cross-browser compatible. It’s AJAX library also makes for sleek transitions and intuitive functionality.

Design

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Pen & Paper

Yeah, we know. Not very modern or techy is it? And yet it’s the simplest and most proven way of getting good ideas out there. Our motto is; If it can’t work on paper, then it can’t work in code.

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Invision & Slickplan

Slickplan is a great tool for creating site-maps and user-flow charts, while Invision let’s us take our wireframes and design comps and quickly create interactive prototypes that clients can click through before a line of code is written.

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Adobe Creative Suite

The time-tested, vetted and insanely expensive suite of Adobe products, such as Fireworks, Illustrator and Photoshop allows us take low-fidelity sketches and turn them into beautiful, breathing, high-fidelity designs.

Strategy & Marketing

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Google Analytics

The gold standard in website traffic statistics, we intall GA on every site and can help you navigate the sometimes-confusing waters of GA to uncover what data really matters and can be used to improve your site.

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Google Website Optimizer

Useful for conversion rate optimization, we use Website Optimizer to split our traffic and offer up variations on a landing page to see which version turns more clicks into customers.

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SEO Moz

In addtion to being a great blog for ongoing learning about the ever-changing world of search-engine optimization, this app helps us run and manage SEO campaigns giving us helpful data around backlinks and keywords.

Campaign Monitor

CM is everything we could want and more in an email marketing tool. It allows our clients to log in and create campaigns from one of the templates we’ve designed, manage a subscriber list, view it in a variety of email clients, and then send out the campaign, receiving reports on open and bounce-rates, and a whole lot more.

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What we've done

VanDyk’s by Nature

VanDyk’s by Nature produces 100% pure wild blueberry juice in Nova Scotia. We developed an online marketing strategy and designed an e-commerce site to showcase VanDyk’s products and increase their brand recognition both nationally and internationally.

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Rentals Your Way

We designed a new responsive website for Rentals Your Way that showcases their beautiful vacation properties in Mexico and Colorado and includes photo galleries, advanced search and booking through the third-party Escapia platform.

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NS Department of Education

We were engaged by the Department of Education to plan and design a fun HTML5 mobile app for youths planning their career.

Business Board

We designed a SaaS application for organizations and non-profits to easily create their own community boards.

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Medmira

Medmira develops 3-minute rapid-diagnostic testing solutions for infectious diseases. We worked with them to complete a full re-brand including identity design and visual language for their collateral. We also developed a responsive website, including content, videos and photography.

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Aquatera

Aquatera is a waste-management and water-utlity in Alberta. For them, we created both a public-facing website and a robust, custom-built extranet with discussions, file-manager, booking engine, live chat and more.

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Teen Mental Health

We’ve been working with Stan Kutcher’s team at the IWK for a long time, building and maintaining their web assets. Our latest challenge was an intricate e-learning system for parents, teachers and health-professionals.

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NCCDH

The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health is a federal organization that needed a great website and a large community with advanced functionality.

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Elite Trade Painting

We designed and planned a large SaaS app for painting professionals to quote their jobs easier and more accurately.

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Toll Free 1 800 263 6035

Local 902 469 4236

5523A Young Street
The Hydrostone Market
Halifax NS, Canada