Portfolio

View our latest work. You can click on either the image or the title to go to the actual site.

Junk Junkies’ iBinEverywhere

Junk Junkies needed their site recovered. After we recovered that site, they asked us to do a simple brochure site for their new bin rental service. And yes, we chose the name based on the Hank Snow song. The site is simple, gets the point across and loads fast.

London Eavestrough and Siding

London Eavestrough and Siding wanted to improve the performance and visibility of their site. To achieve this we built a custom theme and reduced the number of plugins and the amount of overhead on the site. We also moved the site to better hosting at SiteGround. This has moved their performance as shown by pagespeed insights from 50% to 90% on desktop and 49% to 78% on mobile.

Idea Factor

This site was fun to build. Idea Factor wanted their site modernized, responsive, plenty of wow factor and built with WordPress. With the help of Barbara Raider of Raidesign Communications we built a one page scrolling site with a blog. The site includes a number of interesting JavaScript effects that provide the wow factor that the client desired.

The Hot Tub and Swim Spa Company

The hot tub and swim spa company
Internet marketing expert Mike Cloke of Blueprint Internet Marketing asked for our help with the development of a responsive Joomla! site. Pool and Spa Co. is a pool and spa company in suburban London England who sell Hydropool products. We were asked to bring their Joomla site up to date, making it responsive and improving its SEO and conversion. While we worked on converting their old site to a modern responsive theme Mike worked on the design, SEO and SEM issues. The site includes a Joomla 2.5 CMS, and a VirtueMart shop. We used the SCSS based OneWeb framework from JoomlaFuture to build a bespoke theme for the client while retaining K2, VirtueMart and much their existing content.

Recently the Pool and Spa Co. rebranded as The Hot Tub and Swim Spa Company and we updated the theme to reflect the rebranding, update Joomla! to version 3, and remove the VirtueMart shop.

Binnie Mechanical

Our client is an HVAC contractor in Oakville. They lost their site last year and asked us to help recover it. We were able to use the “Way-back machine” to restore much of the content and “What the font” to find the font used in their logo. We built them a responsive WordPress site with a similar look and feel to their old site. Although they do not intend to maintain it themselves we chose WordPress and built a custom theme to match their previous design and branding.

Alert Restoration

Our client, a mold remediation and home renovation contractor in Oakville, needed a small site to showcase their work. They were not interested in doing their own maintenance so did not need a CMS. We decided to build a simple responsive site using HTML 5 and CSS 3. All the code was hand written, and DreamWeaver was used to assemble the site. The client provided the content and images.
Recently the client asked if there was any way that they could do the content updates.  This led to conversion of the site to WordPress, with a custom theme based on underscores.me that models the DreamWeaver theme exactly.

Silver Compass Digital Health

This site is a full e-commerce site, built using the WooCommerce WordPress shopping cart. The site is responsive and is maintained by the client. WordPress was chosen because the client was already familiar with it and does her own updates on her other WordPress sites.

Ordon Law

Barbara Raider of Raidesign Communications and I built this Responsive WordPress site for her client Martine Ordon of Ordon Law. Initially we built a “coming soon” site which formed the basis of Ordon Law’s full site. That site has helped Ordon Law get established in the search engines while we worked on this site.

Crozier & Associates

Valerie Crozier and I built this WordPress site for Tim Crozier’s contacting business. The site is responsive, uses a number of image galleries and responsive video. The site was built using the “underscores” starter theme from Automattic and the NextGen gallery plugin.

Westendz Salon

Westendz had an old website built with a site builder that was difficult to maintain and visually out of date. Valerie Crozier of Zuba Marketing had recently redone the branding and signage for the shop and brought us in to do the development on modernizing the look of the site using WordPress.We used Responsive Web Design and included an accurate Google Map and sliders based on the NextGen gallery and the Flexslider Javascript slider. The result is site with bold design and much improved access on all devices.

Raidesign Communications

Barbara Raider is a graphic designer who had a Flash based website and a separate mobile site. She wished to combine the two sites into one responsive web site using WordPress as the platform. After reviewing the option of using a premium WordPress theme we decided to use a custom theme built on the underscores platform.The custom theme implements the features of the premium theme that were needed without bringing along all the overhead associated with that theme. This custom theme combines Barbara’s great design and our coding expertise to produce a unique web site to showcase her graphic design portfolio.

Cantope Standard Poodles

Cantope wanted a responsive site that would provide better support for their customers when on the road or on the phone.We were working with a site that we had built in WordPress for the client. The redesign changed the look and feel of the site, but retained most of the existing content. We put emphasis on making it easy for customers to find them, both online and on the road.

What the client had to say

“Silver Maple Web has brought the Cantope website into the 21st century making it so much easier for busy people to view the site in it’s entirety on all their devices.

You and your company Silver Maple Web are very professional, knowledgeable, artistic and speedy. You took a few simple ideas and ran with it to create a stunning, effective website for us and we couldn’t be happier.

Thank you so much for a terrific job.” …Read more

Ontario Poodle Club

The Poodle Club of Ontario did not have a website and wanted a site that could be used on all devices. This was an excellent opportunity to design and build a site using Responsive Web Design from the ground up.The site was built with WordPress and a custom responsive theme. The navigation is on the left and converts from a menu to a select when used on small screens. The sliders and galleries are responsive. The Club also wanted an easy way for members to advertise available litters. We added the Another WordPress Classified Plugin to the site. Now members can sign in to the site and add litter information and update photos and information as needed.

Julia Wooster

 Juliawooster.com is a portal to Julia Wooster’s websites for her Reiki, Coaching and Hypnosis practice. This website was redesigned using Joomla in April 2015. It is responsive and set up so that when viewed on a smart phone the phone number, email address, booking button and social media links are near the top of the screen to connect with Julia easier. For this version we went with a clean minimalist look.

Insurance Brokers of Toronto Region

IBTR is an organization representing the insurance brokers in the Toronto area. They had an old site built in WordPress using a heavily modified proprietary theme. The site was difficult to maintain and needed a refresh on the style. IBTR wished to get a professional business theme and improved branding.We built a new child theme based the Toolbox theme from Automattic and added support for sliders and a photo gallery. A logo was designed for IBTR and the logos of their sponsors are now displayed on the home page.

Consolidated Insurance Brokers

The brokerage needed an updated brochure style website that used their new branding. They were not initially interested in a blog or content management system. Later they decided to move to WordPress.We redesigned and built the site using HTML5. We based the style of the site on the logo provided by their graphic designer.We converted the site to using an HTML5 WordPress theme while retaining the look and feel of the previous version. This WordPress HTML5 site is better looking, and much easier to maintain than the original.

Clear Language@Work Inc.

The customer wanted to be able to have her existing website maintained by her executive assistant. The site was built using tables for structure and had a monthly report called “Tip of the Month”. The customer wanted to retain the site’s existing look and feel.We converted the site to WordPress and HTML5. We built a custom theme that retained the look and feel and provides the interactive features that were present in the site. The monthly “Tip of the Month” was converted to a blog.

What the client says

“We were so frustrated working with our previous supplier, that it’s great to finally have a supplier that understands our goals. Silver Maple not only achieved the right look but also implemented up-to-date technology so that we can now easily update the site internally …while at the same time it’s nice to know that there is flexibility to have support whenever we need it.”

Carolyn Wilby–Clear Language@Work