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Website strategy, design, and maintenance for small businesses in the Tri-cities area and beyond.

Hi, we're Shipton.

We're Darren Harkness and Kirsten Uszkalo. Together, we provide website strategy and development to small businesses in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia.

We create and support affordable, responsive websites for local small businesses and organizations. Small businesses can have a big impact, and we're here to help with over 20 years’ experience helping private, public, non-profit organizations make sense of their digital presence.

Broadcasting History

Broadcasting History is an archive of all radio and television stations maintained by the Canadian Communications Foundation. Shipton managed the development, maintenance, and content strategy of the site.

Built and maintained on Drupal.

Apache Essentials

Apache Essentials is a book intended to help UX professionals and junior web developers learn how to use the Apache web server. Shipton built a launch site for the book.

Built on Craft CMS.

Today> Slack App

Today> provides focused personal task management with friendly reminders and intelligent workload planning. Shipton created the app using the Slack API as well as a static support website.

Built on Slack API, static site.

What we do

Small businesses can have a big impact. We're here to help.

We start every engagement with a discovery, where we research your business’ existing content, requirements, and practices to understand how we can best engage with you and your business.

  • Content audit & analysis
  • Content governance & planning
  • Content authoring

Content Strategy

A website is only as good as its content. Let us help you form a coherent and powerful strategy for your website copy that resonates with your customers. Shipton provides full-service content strategy services, including

  • Content audit & analysis
  • Content governance & planning
  • Content authoring

We start every engagement with a discovery, where we research your business’ existing content, requirements, and practices to understand how we can best engage with you and your business.

  • Requirements gathering & synthesis
  • Audience & competitor research

Content Strategy

User experience is key to a successful website. We help you better understand what your audiences' needs from your website and will formulate a plan to meet them.

  • User Experience Strategy
  • Analytics & Reporting
  • Usability testing
  • Technical planning

Technical & UX Strategy

When you're ready to build-out business' website quickly and securely, Shipton offers web development services for most content management systems and websites. With a strong network of designers and writers, we can provide you with a full-service solution for your company's needs.

  • Site growth & scalability
  • Website CMS implementation
  • Custom CMS functionality
  • Theme development
  • Static and single page website builds
  • Landing pages

With a strong network of designers and writers, we can also help provide you with a full-service solution for your company's needs.

Web Development

Websites need to be maintained to stay in good working order. We offer updating and minor revision services. We can help you with the following:

  • CMS Training & Documentation
  • Content entry and editing
  • Core CMS and plugin updates
  • Incident recovery & post-mortems
  • Site monitoring

Site Maintenance