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Here is a listing of the some of the simple websites I have designed. Please note that although they share a similar structure, they are each quite unique in their own way.

(Mobile Friendly websites have been identified below with this icon: Mobile Friendly!)

The Narrows on Takla Lake Mobile Friendly!
Anne wanted a website that would advertise her and her husband's wilderness fishing and hunting resort on Takla Lake where they have cabins for rent as well as campsites for RVs. The Narrows is also for sale, so part of the website give information buyers would want and handles inquiries about that. What a lovely place they have in the middle of beautiful BC - wildlife and mountains abound, so we put up a photo gallery to feature this. The gallery is copied onto the sale page as well. This Mobile Friendly website was launched Feb 21, 2017.
Beaux Poils Mobile Friendly!
I was thrilled to create this website for my dear friend Micheline, who lives in Quebec. She is a dog expert and wanted a website to feature the many pet services she offers, from dog grooming, exercizing with your pet, to pet conferences and dog training. We made a page for each of the services she offers. I am so sad that I live the other side of Canada from her - my 2 poodle pups and I would be her best clients! This Mobile Friendly website was launched January 1st, 2017.
PG Firearms Course (PAL & RPAL) Mobile Friendly!
For those who need to pass the Canadian Firearms Safety Courses (PAL & Restricted PAL), this is the place to contact! Don Willkins and his son, Bill, have been teaching these popular courses for years. They wanted a simple website, so I began with just a single page that gives links to the free electronic manuals, lists where to borrow or buy the manuals and also provides contact information for registration. In the future this website could expand to online registration and payment. This Mobile Friendly website was launched October 2016 and already comes up on page 1 for the Google search "firearms course prince george"!
DDR2 Computer Solutions (formerly Payless Computer Services) Mobile Friendly!
DDR2 and Payless Computer Services joined forces in mid 2016 and the new owner wanted to revise the previous one page website to reflect this combined business. All on to one page, we managed to condense a small introdution, the computer repair services offered, the computer operating systems and brands repaired, the current special offer, plus contact information - including embedding a Google Map and the business Facebook feed - all on to one Mobile Friendly page, without the page appearing crowded! This Mobile Friendly website was launched in May 2016 as Payless Computer Services and revised as the new DDR2 Computer Solutions website in September 2016. It comes up on page 1 of a Google search for "computer repair prince george, bc"!
Comet Events & Catering Mobile Friendly!
Haley has been baking delicacies for the San Diego area for years and recently expanded into catering and event coordinating. She wanted a website that would feature these new services along with a photo gallery to highlight some of her previous events. We also added a blog which she updates herself (although it's an outside site, we got it to share the look and feel of her new website). This Mobile Friendly website literally flew together and was launched in April 2016.
West Shore Driving School Mobile Friendly!
Raj expanded his successful driving school into Victoria and asked me to make a new website for it. We decided to make it similar to his other driving school websites to give a feeling of continuity. This Mobile Friendly website launched in April 2016.
Victoria Sports Physiotherapy Clinic Mobile Friendly!
Dustin contacted me regarding a redesign of his physiotherapy website. He just wanted a simple website, but with a more professional look than the previous website he'd had before. He also wanted his website to feature their Hand Therapy services which are not offered elsewhere in Northern BC! This Mobile Friendly website launched in March 2016. It comes up on page 1 of the Google search for "sports therapy prince george bc"!
Creative Income Design Mobile Friendly!
Jen wanted a simple website to showcase her new business "Creative Income Design". Jen's move to start her business began with the strong belief that income can be created around a lifestyle that you desire. She hopes to teach others how to tap into their hearts to choose a job they love - then they'll never have to work a day in their lives! This Mobile Friendly website was launched in February 2016.
Bourcet Music Studio Mobile Friendly!
These two delightful ladies contacted me in early 2014 for a website. They are twin sisters who both teach music lessons (both piano and voice) to children and adults, but they also can provide beautiful music for weddings, funerals or any special events. Rita and Therese wanted to have a simple website which would allow them to advertise their services, and make it easy for their students to sign up for lessons. Their website was very clean and straightforward. In summer of 2015 they revised their website to become Mobile Friendly - and to have a new lighthearted, fun feel. This new website reflects their personalities to a "T". It was a treat to work with these two lovely ladies again! Their website originally launched in March 2014 and was revised in August, 2015. It comes up on page 1 of a Google search for "piano teachers prince george, bc"!
S100A Fire Fighting Refresher Course Mobile Friendly!
I was contacted to help create a simple website for the S100A Fire Fighting Refresher Course. They asked me to include a "20 questions exam", a place to pay a fee and then a certificate produced. This website uses a secure server and integrates with PayPal. This website took less than a week - from first consultation to its launch on June 4th, 2015. This website comes up on page 1 of a Google search for "s100a Fire Refresher Course prince george"
Cummings Consulting Mobile Friendly!
Fred wanted a small website for his consulting business. He didn't want it to have bells and whistles - just a clean, professional look. Fred's move to Vancouver didn't slow down the website's creation, we worked back and forth by email and phone until he had the look he wanted for his business. This website was launched mid February, 2015. In April, 2015, this website was relaunched as a Mobile Friendly website.
Assured Mill Services Ltd. Mobile Friendly!
Al wanted a simple website so he could list the services he offers to the Pulp and Paper Industry. He worked with me every step of the way and this website went together very quickly and easily. This website was launched in early February, 2015. In April 2015, this website was relaunched as a Mobile Friendly website. It comes up on page 1 of a Google search for "mill services prince george bc".
British Columbia Driving School Mobile Friendly!
Raj wanted a one page website for his Limited Company, so we reworked his original BC Driving School website and linked his other 2 driving school websites to it. This website was originally launched in January, 2015. It was updated to become Mobile Friendly in April 2016.
Prince George Bed & Breakfasts Mobile Friendly!
The former Prince George Bed & Breakfast Hotline wanted a fresh new look and came to me for a Simple, yet effective website. I really enjoyed making the "watercolour" of Prince George behind the site content. This website was launched in early December, 2014 and ranks extremely well in Google! In April 2015, this website was relaunched as a Mobile Friendly website. This website comes up on page 1 of a Google search for "bed and breakfasts prince george".
Inland Industrial Radiators Mobile Friendly!
Michelle & Kurt wanted a small website simply to give information on their radiator repair services. There's not a lot you can do or say about radiators, so I was very pleased to find a nice "radiator-themed" background. We added a Photo Gallery showing the different types of repairs they do, and we highlighted the fact that they offer a 24 hour emergency service with no surcharges. This website was launched in October, 2014. In April 2015, this website was relaunched as a Mobile Friendly website. This website comes up on page 1 of a Google search for "radiator repair prince george".
A Great Northern Siding and Window Company
Keith wanted a one page web presence to advertise his Window and Siding Company. This website was launched in April, 2014. This website comes up on page 1 of a Google search for "windows and siding prince george".
Canadian Country Cabins Mobile Friendly!
Mark contacted me to see if I could revise his existing website into a Simple Site. Mark runs a lodge in the glorious Robson Valley which is a haven for photographers, fishermen, hunters and others who love to be in the wilds of British Columbia. His website was a treat to design since his photos of the magnificent valley and abundant wildlife lent themselves perfectly to the larger header photos. We also added large photos at the bottom of most of the pages as well. All the other photos on the website are able to be clicked to enlarge. This website was redesigned and launched in March 2014. In April 2015, this website was relaunched as a Mobile Friendly website.
Lamacoid Plates Mobile Friendly!
Ralph emailed me from Ontario and asked it I could create a simple website for him. He had tried to create his own website many times, but realized that doing it properly required skill and expertise he didn't have. I was pleased to help him advertise his engraving business of lamacoid plates. He deliberately chose the electrical colours of yellow and black. Although he originally only wanted one page, he had so many great examples of his past engraving works that it required its own page. This website was launched in March 2014. In April 2015, this website was relaunched as a Mobile Friendly website. This website comes up on page 1 of a Google search for "lamacoid plates".
District 27 Al-Anon Family Groups Mobile Friendly!
I was asked to create a simple website for this world renowned 12 Step support group and was delighted to do so. They asked for a one page website that would be essentially identical to their posters. This website flew together in a matter of hours and launched March 2014. In April 2015, this website was relaunched as a Mobile Friendly website. This website comes up on page 1 of a Google search for "alanon prince george".
Sunny Slope Bed & Breakfast
Did you know that there is a simply beautiful bed and breakfast on nearby Cluculz Lake? When I met with Gerry and Pearl Knechtel and saw their magnificent custom home built on a sunny slope of Cluculz Lake, I was so excited to create their website for them. The home is practically all glass - there is a glorious view from practically every room in the home. And there is a private rental cabin. Be sure to visit their Photo Gallery! A Google search of "bed and breakfast cluculz lake" brings this website up quickly! Website launched: January 2014.
Marc Patrick LaCaille - Artist Mobile Friendly!
Marc Patrick LaCaille wanted a website that would showcase his amazing paintings. We decided that a black background would set off the vibrant colours he uses in all his artwork. Each of his paintings enlarges to provide a detailed view. We also watermarked all his art so that if it ended up on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest etc), viewers would still be able to trace the works back to the artist and know where it could be purchased. Website launched: August 2013. In April 2015, this website was relaunched as a Mobile Friendly website.
EasyKey App - A Different Way To Type
The EasyKey App, for Android devices, is available from Google Play. This app provides the user with a refreshingly different way to type on your smart device. It considers frequency of letters in an arrangement that reduces finger movement. Terry worked very closely with me during the development of this website, he provided me with all the stunning and helpful screenshots. Since there is a lot of information on the Basics page, we decided to highlight some sections and use collapsible text. Website launched: June 2013.
Painless Math Professional Tutoring
Gail wanted a very simple website for her Professional Math Tutoring business. Her website offers the all important testimonials on the main page and the second page is about her rates and how to contact her for more information or to book lessons. Since Gail teaches students of all ages, we embedded a boy and a woman in the header image to immediately convey that important fact to the viewers. This is an excellent example of how a business can have a classy internet presence with only a couple of pages. A Google search for "math tutor prince george" brings this website up on the first search page! Website launched: March 2013.
KJ Speckle Parks
Judy wanted a website for her cattle farm - this was the fastest website I ever did! She sent the photos and text and in less than a week the website was designed, tweaked and uploaded! Note that I used a watercolour setting in Photoshop on one of her lovely photos to create a very unique and personalized background image. This website went from concept to live in 2 weeks! A GOogle search for "speckle parks cattle williams lake " brings up this website on the first page! Website launched: February 2013.
Gateway Accounting & Bookkeeping Services
Leigh asked for a very simple website that would allow potential clients to contact her easily. Being a Simple Site, her website is very clean and well laid out. Her header photo is a stock image chosen because it contained a gateway and also had her favourite colours in it. This website went together very quickly and was up and running well before the tax season began. A Google search for "accounting Prince George " bring up this website on the second page. Website launched: December 2012.
Charis Counselling Services Mobile Friendly!
Brian was looking for a very simple website for his counselling services. He had some hand drawn bears that he wanted incorporated into the website. We found a way to feature the bears in the blue background and also watermarked behind the content of each page. This website went together very quickly - from inception to launch took less than 3 weeks when it went live. A Google search for "counselling services prince george " brings up this website on the first page! Website launched: October 2012. In April, 2015, this website was relaunched as a Mobile Friendly website.
Adventure Charters and Rentals Mobile Friendly!
Janna asked me to design a simple website for her business in Williams Lake, BC. Besides advertising the different services offered by Adventure Charters and Rentals, she wanted to include a Ski Bus Calendar could easily be edited by her or her staff. We decided to embed a Google Calendar into the website and it works like a charm! Now her customers are able to look and book - right online! A Google search for "charter bus williams lake " brings this website up first!! Website launched: October 2012. In April 2015, this website was relaunched as a Mobile Friendly website.
House To Home Design
Kathy wanted a website to illustrate what a tremendous difference the right window coverings can make. She obtained some beautiful photos from her supplier "Shadomatic" and displays them throughout her website. Kathy worked closely with me to find colours that complemented her lovely photographs. A Google search for "window treatments prince george " brings this website up on the second page. Website launched: September 2012.
Prince George Driving School Mobile Friendly!
Raj had a website designed and hosted elsewhere, but he was unhappy with its performance. I switched him into a Simple Site and his website went together easily once we got started. Raj had some photos he wanted to manage himself, so we linked his photo gallery to Picasa so he can update his photos as he wishes. A Google search for "driving lessons prince george " brings this website up on the first page! Website launched: September 2012. In April 2015, this website was relaunched as a Mobile Friendly website.
Cariboo Biomass Consulting Services
Kevin wanted a very simple website which he could use to give more information about his consulting business. It features a gallery that shows some of his previous contracts. Once this website got started in earnest, this website went together in less than a week! A Google search for "Biomass systems safety audits prince george " brings this website up on the first page! Website launched: September 2012.
Birch Bay Resort
Neil & Jackie wanted to have a website that would illustrate what a beautiful piece of the world this fishing resort is in. Although we had never met, we easily put this website together - they provided the stunning photos and descriptions and all I had to do was put it all together. This website took only a couple of weeks from start to finish - a testament to how beautifully organized Jackie is! A Google search for "fishing resort francois lake " brings this website up first! Website launched: March 2012.
Harrison Hot Springs Marina
Although I have never met Warren from Harrison Hot Springs Marina, he easily communicated to me what wanted in a website and a couple of weeks later it was launched! His many photos of the gorgeous mountain backdrop by his marina made beautiful header images - again this was one of those websites that flew together quite easily. If you are in the Vancouver during Vancouver Boat Show, be sure to look for their booth! A Google search of "hot springs marina british columbia " brings this website up on the first page! Website launched: February 2012.
Fort Machine Works
Fort Machine Works is based in Fort St. James. They wanted a redesign of their website. It was lovely working with people who knew exactly what they wanted. This website went together very smoothly and they have a website that reflects who they are and what they do, very simply. A Google search of "machine works fort st james " brings this website up on the first page! Website launched: December 2011.
Sassafras Savouries Cafe and Catering Company
April from Sassafras Savouries wanted to have an updated website that would feature some of her mouthwatering dishes. We made each page header feature a different delicious recipe. We also created a special section for April's catering customers who can now easily access her different menus for business meetings, those very special occasions and gatherings of all sorts. If you haven't had the opportunity to have breakfast, brunch or lunch at Sassafras Savouries yet, you are missing a super treat! A Google search of "cafe prince george " brings this website up first! Website launched: September 2011.
Summerfield Farms
Summerfield Farms raises all natural, grass fed, full blood Limousin beef and sells (and delivers!) their amazing beef products to customers in the greater Prince George area. This was a fascinating website to build - I learned so much about the history of this very, very old breed of cattle. Cave paintings of Limousin bulls in the south of France date back well over 30,000 years! Limousin beef is renowned because of its leanness, its much larger yield and higher percentage of expensive cuts along the loin. This website has a unique background which depicts a Limousin bull drawing from the famous Chauvet Cave in France. It comes up one of the first in Google with the search of "grass fed beef prince george"! Website launched: March 2011.
Canyon Tree Farms
I discovered Lynn and Canyon Tree Farms at the UNBC Craft Fair. She and her husband sell a fabulous selection of all natural beef products as well as quality Angus cattle and paint horses. They wanted a website that would explain their all natural philosophy, feature their herd sire bulls and genetic testing results, list upcoming cattle sales and offer their sides of beef, full range of ready to eat and fresh sausage, jerky, hamburger patties and lean ground beef for sale. Canyon Tree Farms is proud to be the only producer in this area that has become a part of the Canadian Verified Beef Production Program. This website comes up quickly on a Google search for "Angus Breeder Fort St. James"! Website launched: January 2011.
Wild & Free Outdoor Photography
Darwin Paton is an outdoor and nature photographer - and also is an amazing artist and poet. He combines all these talents into his incredible photographs which he wanted to feature on a simple website. Darwin worked very closely with me and together we have come up with a striking website that showcases his photographic works of art. The photographs are all watermarked and click from the smaller images to very large to show great details. The photos are also separated into individual categories. And you can contact Darwin for a custom order, or order any of his photographs as fine art cards, photographs with frames or on canvas. This website comes up very quickly in Google with the search "outdoor photography Robson Valley"! Website launched: July 2010.
Kermodei Adventures - Jet Boat Tours
The owner of this exciting adventure tour company came to me wanting a simple website that would market his wilderness jet boat tours on the beautiful Exchamsiks River, located between Prince Rupert and Terrace. Because he offers several variations on these tours, we chose to have a different page for each one, including a special page only for Cruise Tour passengers. This page is only linked from the Cruise Ship website since he created a jet boat shore excursion specifically for the Alaska bound cruise ships in Prince Rupert. Jason supplied me with the text and all his amazing photographs. If you find yourself looking for a little excitement in your life, you should really give him a call! This website comes up quickly in Google with the search "jet boat tours Prince Rupert"! Website launched: May 2010.
On The Move Personal Fitness
Kris & Brianne Russell started On The Move Personal Fitness several years ago but came to me because they wanted a fresh new look for their website. They don't offer the usual fare in their gym - their goal is to teach your body to work in perfect balance. Classes are held indoors and out and they even have a program for brand new moms to get back into shape! They wanted a website that was clean and easy to navigate for their clients to find information on all the different programs they offer. With all the lovely photos they provided me, this website was up and running in very short order! Visit their website and sign up for a free Drop In session! I'm happy to say that On The Move Fitness comes up on the first page when searching for "Fitness Prince George" in Google! Website launched: March 2010.
Ridgeview Gardens Bed & Breakfast Mobile Friendly!
If only all my customers were this organized! Geoff and Patti have a beautiful Bed and Breakfast overlooking the Nechako Valley and they wanted their own website to help promote it. They kept things very simple which makes it easy for a potential customer to see the features of their luxurious Garden Suite and Birch Bedroom. Their website was launched in January, 2010 and after suggesting that they place themselves on Google Maps, by February they were coming up 4th on Google Maps with this search: "bed and breakfasts prince george, bc". Website launched: January 2010. In April 2015, this website was relaunched as a Mobile Friendly website.
Mead Manor Bed & Breakfast Mobile Friendly!
Laura had a number of listings with bed and breakfast directories, but she wanted to have her very own website so she could feature her lovely bed and breakfast in her own way. It was important for her to have a photo gallery so that she could show potential guests her rooms and their private living areas. And the photo of her sun room is worth more than a thousand words! It looks out to her glorious garden filled with the most interesting bird houses. This website is completely search engine optimized and comes up nicely in a search for "bed and breakfasts prince george, bc" on Google Maps. Website launched: November 2009. In April 2015, this website was relaunched as a Mobile Friendly website.
The Proper Construction of Lawn Bowling Greens Mobile Friendly!
This website describes a bit of the revolutionary technique to build a lawn bowling green properly and provides a link to order the manual, with all proceeds from sales of the manual going to the US Lawn Bowls Association. It is an extremely simple site, but is so well entrenched in Google that it comes up among the first with a search of "Lawn Bowling Greens"! This website was originally launched in 1997 but recently was redesigned into a Simple Site. Website launched: July 2009. In April 2015, this website was relaunched as a Mobile Friendly website.
Heidi Rupprecht Woodturning Artist
Heidi is a world class woodturning artist and wanted a website that would showcase her amazing work. She requested watermarks for each of her images and also wanted them to enlarge to show details. Her literally website "spoke to me" and pretty much designed itself around her wooden sculptures. I am particularly proud of converting her previously black logo into an art piece, also. This website launched in June 2009 and already comes up on the first page of Google with the search "woodturning artist". Website launched: June 2009.
Khalsa Permanent Registered Kennel - Standard Poodles
The owner of these champion Standard Poodles lives in Williams Lake and wanted to have a website which showed off her beautiful and successful dogs. She also wanted to provide a place for people to buy a pure bred Standard Poodle as a family pet or to breed and show. Her website features a gallery of her own dogs and their pedigrees, a gallery of puppies and also a gallery of poodle alumni! It was important to her that people easily be able to find her website. This website is completely search engine optimized and comes up within the first few choices for "ckc standard poodle breeder" in Google. Website launched: May 2009.
Don Haley Music Mobile Friendly!
This is a personal website for a disabled musician in California. Don wanted a website that would tell his story and showcase his music. Because he has very limited funds, I linked him to a free blog and configured it to look like his website, so he can update it anytime he wants and it costs him nothing! I also linked to a website which allows people to hear his music after he uploads them. Now he can get music producers to listen to his music even if they are across the country! Don's website is completely search engine optimized and a search of "don haley country music" brings his website up first. Website launched: January 2009. In April 2015, this website was relaunched as a Mobile Friendly website.
Tops & Bottoms Lingerie
These business owners wanted to revamp their existing website into a Simple Site that would be very feminine and showcase examples of their exquisite European Lingerie. By sorting the lingerie into both brands and categories, customers can easily find what they are looking for. I displayed each article on lingerie using images which link to a higher resolution image for more detailed viewing. This website is completely search engine optimized and a search of "lingerie prince george" bring this website up first! Website launched: December 2008.
Sandra Nahornoff Wildlife Artist
Sandra Nahornoff is an award winning wildlife artist in BC. She wanted a website that would showcase her art and also make it available for purchase. I carefully watermarked each of her images so that they might not be copied illegally and presented them in categories of Original Art, Prints, Commissions and a gallery of her private collection. Sandra worked with me throughout the website development by viewing my progress on a temporary website. This website is completely search engine optimized and a search of "wildlife prince george" bring this website up on the first page! Website launched: December 2008
Noel Pepin Canine Dog Behaviour Specialist
Noel wanted to have a website that would accomplish several things. He wanted to list his calendar of dog obedience classes and have people be able to sign up for them online, he wanted to post a monthly article about common dog behaviour issues, and he wanted to feature the German Shepherd puppies he breeds with links to their pedigrees. The resulting website is very easy to navigate and with one click, the viewer will find the page he seeks. Since Noel updates his monthly newsletter, he is on a Web Maintenance Package which offers a 30% discount off the usual update rate. This website is completely search engine optimized and a search of both "dog behaviour prince george" or "dog obedience classes prince george" brings this website up as first! Website launched: November 2006.
BC Trappers Association Mobile Friendly!
This was the original Simple Site! I made this website years and years ago and when it took off so well, I began to analyze why. It is because it is simple and uncomplicated, straightforward and popular. This website is linked by hundreds of other website which makes the rating in Google be very high. This website accomplishes several things: it educates the public about the association, research and fur management, it sells association products and educational materials, it is a place to sign up or renew memberships, it sells tickets for the annual convention, and it links trappers and non trappers to the online forum. This website is completely search engine optimized and a search using just the word "trappers" bring this website up on the first page! Website launched: 2002. In April 2015, this website was relaunched as a Mobile Friendly website.
Simple Sites Web Design Mobile Friendly!
I wanted to have a website that reflected my business name - and that would prove that "simple can be effective". This website follows my proven recipe of being quick to produce, easy to navigate and has a very uncomplicated, yet classy design. This website, like all the ones I do, is completely search engine optimized and I am so happy to announce that it now comes up FIRST in Google with the search "simple sites" Website launched Summer 2007. In April 2015, this website was relaunched as a Mobile Friendly website.
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Simple Sites Web Design