Building Quality Websites
Since 2002. Let our experience guide you.
Welcome to Sharp Web
Sharp Web has been serving the needs of small to mid-size businesses both locally and internationally since 2002. These years of experience have allowed us to streamline our services and process. As a result, you can expect more from Sharp Web.
Sharp Web is based in Squamish, BC, nestled in the gorgeous Coast Mountains at the end of Howe Sound. Only a 45 minute drive to Whistler or downtown Vancouver, we are uniquely set up to service the needs of the entire corridor. In addition, thanks to the wonders of technology, we are also able to serve clients all over the world. Prior international engagements include Australia, New Zealand, England, China, Singapore and the USA.
Chris Charpentier has over 20 years of experience running Sharp Web. He holds a computer science degree from UBC and is an avid snowboarder, mountain biker, rock climber, surfer and father. Let Chris’s knowledge and expertise help guide your project to a successful completion.
Responsive websites that are set up for you to manage independently.
All of the websites built by Sharp Web are fully responsive and utilize Drupal, Shopify or ProcessWire as the content management system (CMS).
Why is that important? A properly designed, responsive website is one that will render well on any size of device that a user may choose to navigate your site: everything from a small mobile phone to a desktop computer. With more than half of all internet traffic originating from mobile devices, it is now more important than ever to have a website that works on all the different devices out there.
A content management system is utilized to allow website content to be easily added, modified or removed by the website’s owner. This not only gives you full control over your website after launch, but saves you money by enabling you to manage your website yourself. Even clients that claim to have “no computer skills” are able to independently make minor modifications after we provide expert training.
Sharp Web will customize the CMS to meet each client’s needs and has over 8 years of experience designing and implementing responsive websites. We won't build a website any other way!
Using the right technology helps your website meet your goals.
Here are some examples of the types of custom web development that we have provided for clients:
- Custom payment processing
- Registration systems
- Member areas
- API integration
- AJAX content loading
- Booking widgets
- Custom Shopify subscriptions
- Drupal to Shopify connection
- Private video embed
- Backup solutions
And much more! Sharp Web will apply the correct technologies to maximize your site's effectiveness.
A website shouldn't just look great, it needs to function effectively.
Website design goes beyond pretty graphics and images. Although these are important, a well designed website is one that works well and is easy to navigate. A website that looks great, but makes finding what you are looking for difficult is a poor user experience (UX). A frustrated or confused user is one that will leave to find what they are looking for somewhere else. It's important to find the right balance between design and function. We only work with web designers that design responsive and intuitive interfaces.
From the designs we consider the overall UX every time we implement a website. With easy to use navigation across all devices, well placed calls to action to get the user to the important parts of your website and logical site maps, your users will easily find the information they are looking for.
Your website cannot be effective if it doesn't accomplish your goals. By focusing on your goals and taking the time to understand your requirements, we will develop an attractive, effective, useful web solution that will contribute to your success.
Shopify expertise to enable you to successfully sell online.
Selling online can seem daunting, but we can help make it easy. Sharp Web is a Shopify Partner and an expert at building websites on their platform. We have built simple stores, complex subscription stores, large eCommerce stores connected to the Drupal CMS and everything in between.
One of the primary concerns with eCommerce is security. Shopify is a hosted eCommerce platform, which puts the onus on them to keep their code and servers secure, meet strict security standards on user data and prevent fraud. You can read more about their security measures here and here.
Shopify has become one of the most popular eCommerce platforms by being easy to use, full of features and affordable. There are hundreds of apps to extend the functionality and we will help you pick the right ones to meet your goals. We can also help you pick the right theme and customize it to make it your own. You'll get an online store that works and looks great.