Proudly serving businesses in and around Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Web Design is all about the client. That is why the initial consultation is in person, if possible.
Custom Designed Sites
Clients will get a look and feel that reflects their business needs based on the content that will go online.
Domain Name Services
After helping determine a suitable domain name, registration, renewal and maintenance are all available.
Server Space Hosting
Hosting small sites in a shared environment or setting the client up with their own server space.
Create and manage email addresses for your domain which can be forwarded to your more day-to-day account.
Support & Troubleshooting
Keeping content up to date and content and presentation free of inconsistencies or bugs.
Established in the summer of 2012 by recent college graduate Gregory Matthews, Gregory Matthews Web Design has been committed
to producing unique website design solutions for a variety of businesses in the Kingston Ontario area. From
restaurants to health care to small enterprises, each client gets a solution that is best suited to their way of doing
business. Sites are built to showcase the content while branding the online experience so customers can easily
identify the business through the look and feel of the website. Content management systems can be generated to allow clients
to take charge of the dynamic content available on their site. Continued support is offered in the form of small
cosmetic updates, dated content removal and insertion, and any small bug or detail in content or presentation. Search engine
optimization strategies are integrated over time as the site evolves to suit the needs of the client.
HTML5 Compliant Code
Sites are designed to comply with the HTML5 coding standard using PHP5 server-side processing.
Strategic use of colours, pictures and fonts to ensure visitors recognize your brand.
Sites are designed to seamlessly integrate with today's smaller phone and tablet screens.
Management of information through a variety of databases, or files for JSON, XML or plain text.
Custom interfaces to allow a client to manage their own information to keep it up to date.
Allow visitors to fill in a form and have it emailed. Includes bot-protection measures.
Image Galleries & Sliders
Display images in galleries or have images that cycle to advertise important events.
All sites developed by GMWD are done from scratch (without the use of templates), using simple tools like a text editor
(Notepad++) and image editor (Paint.NET). During the development process, clients are kept apprised of the progress
through a demonstration URL while a splash page will appear to visitors on the client's actual web address while the site
is under construction. Clients can expect new content to be added to the development site within a couple of business days
of receiving the information. Communication is maintained at all times through email, or if the need is urgent, by
cellphone. Clients are encouraged to be active during development to ensure that colours and layouts conform to their
GMWD has many resources available to help clients get the exact look they would like for their site. This comes in the form
of icons, stock photos, graphics, and fonts. GMWD also maintains a close relationship with a Graphic Design Artist,
(Carm Hunter - he helped design the GMWD logo), for customed graphics and images. These tools allow for good product
recognition through branding (having the website done in similar colours and formats as the client's logo or physical
location), so it is easily recognized as belonging to the client. Because GMWD uses open-sourced (free) programs during
development, clients are not billed to recover the cost of the tools.
Some of the features designed by GMWD include event calendars, image libraries, link lists, Facebook/Twitter integration,
and graphic animations. Gregory has experience with straight programming and can create just about any element for a client
website. Please Contact GMWD if you would like a consultation or project quote.