Providing elegant web solutions since 2005


Providing elegant web solutions since 2005



MBWD websites are customized to the needs of your business, organization, or artistic endeavour. Every site is unique, because everyone’s web needs are different. Click here to see some examples.


Request content development by an award-winning, internationally best-selling novelist with decades of experience in content development. Strong, clear writing makes your site stand out and increases engagement.


We’re able to provide customized Python solutions for whatever your project demands. Scrapers are a specialty. Get in touch to tell us about your idea and find out how we can help.


Impress customers with a site that looks sharp and functions smoothly.  Your site can have nearly any feature you can think of. MBWD sites follow all search engine optimization (SEO) best practices. We’ve been helping small businesses for a long time!


We’ll build a beautiful, robust site of any size that follows your style guide to the letter and adheres to the latest standards in responsive web design. Your site is the first part of your company many people see… so make it count!


Open a web store and sell your physical or virtual products to customers around the world. Easy credit-card shopping on your site means lots of repeat business and positive word-of-mouth. Secure transactions are a priority!


“Bill Kowalski is a ‘triple threat’ — he is a designer, writer, and technical master.  I was given Bill’s name by another graphic designer who said Bill was terrific.  I needed someone to help me redesign a website for an arts funding not-for-profit organization.  Bill exceeded my expectations.  He merged great visual design which highlighted the text I provided and made the interfaces easy to use.  Donors could now support Canadian artists with a simple click of a button.  And any time I have a question on how to improve my blogs which drive traffic to the site, Bill is right there to help me.  Thanks, Bill.”
Dr. Marianne F., Toronto
“I needed a site that would impress potential business partners, not make me look amateurish. I’m also extremely busy and don’t have time to explain every detail. Bill Kowalski was able to design a site that suited me perfectly with very little input, and the best part is, the first person to contact me through it ended up being a potential seven-figure deal. She said she hadn’t made up her mind about me until she saw my website, and that’s when she realized I was worth doing business with. Thanks, Bill!”
Phil Dregalla, Akron, OH


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    Past Projects

    MBWD sites are clean, fast, well-organized, and easy to use.
    Each site is customized to the needs and taste of the client.

    Below you’ll find a small sample of the many sites built by MBWD since 2005. Options for customization and design are virtually limitless. If you don’t see the kind of site you’re looking for, that doesn’t mean we can’t do it… it just means no one has asked for something like that yet!

    Blockhouse Yoga

    Blockhouse, NS

    Arts & Letters Club

    Toronto, ON

    Universal Care Clinics

    Minneapolis, MN

    Dregalla Development

    Dregalla Development

    Akron, OH

    Nova Scotia Polish Month

    Cape Breton, NS

    Salt and Honey

    Mahone Bay, NS

    Author Philip Slayton

    Toronto, ON

    Mexico Lindo Restaurant

    Halifax, NS

    Pause Music

    Clearland, NS

    Nova Scotia Garden

    Port Medway, NS

    Books By Johnnies


    Nova Scotia Food

    Nova Scotia, Canada

    macdougall meadows

    Macdougall Meadows

    Centre Burlington, NS

    Author William Kowalski

    Mahone Bay, NS

    My Writing Network


    Our Service Guarantee

    Every MBWD website comes with unlimited support for one year, and maintenance contracts are available thereafter. That means no hidden fees to get your website up and running, and no hefty tech support bills if it goes down. We take very good care of our clients… we know they’ll go elsewhere if we don’t!

    Customer service of this quality is hard to find. Bigger agencies have thousands of clients, so they don’t care if they lose a few dissatisfied customers. Many small agencies simply don’t have the people skills or the time to communicate effectively. MBWD combines the best of all worlds: excellent client communication with a small-town touch, paired with world-class design and content development skills.

    How can we do this? Simple: we’re a boutique agency that works on only one site at a time. Other agencies with high overhead need to have several projects on the go at any given moment. This leads to high stress and bad service. MBWD sites are hand-crafted one at a time. Each one is unique, and it’s custom-made for you.


    Mahone Bay Web Design has been providing beautiful, functional websites to business owners since 2005. We bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to your project. Principal owner William Kowalski is also a best-selling, award-winning author whose work has been translated into fifteen languages. He will provide very high-quality, SEO-optimized written content for your site upon request, or can edit and optimize your existing copy. Very few web design agencies offer similar value.

    Why does the quality of your written content matter? Because site visitors and search engines can tell the difference. Visitors will convert into customers much more often if content is appealing and clear. Even Google appreciates sites with excellent writing… yes, it’s smart enough to know the difference too!

    Have questions? Want a quote? Asking is free and comes with no obligation, so drop us a line and let us know about your project.

    There are numerous services out there offering free web platforms to anyone who wants one. We at MBWD fully support this. The internet should be open and accessible to everyone, regardless of socioeconomic status. Everyone who wants a website should be able to have one at no charge.

    However, if your business relies on web traffic, using a free site would be a mistake. A default website on one of the popular drag-and-drop platforms will rank more poorly and bring in less traffic than a custom-built site. They will also end up being a waste of time. Why? Because although these platforms do offer many features of a custom site, you’ll have to pay extra for them, and that means you’ll need to spend time figuring out how to use them. So not only is it no longer free, but now you have to spend hours of your valuable time learning how to use a whole new set of digital tools you’ll likely only use once or twice.

    Unless you’re a web design and SEO expert, it’s better to leave this to the pros.

    By all means, use Facebook for your business. Every business would benefit from having a Facebook page.

    But don’t rely only on Facebook. For one thing, there are many people who don’t use it, which means you’re missing all that potential traffic. Facebook pages are not customizable, which means you’re stuck with their design… and as we all know, Facebook changes its design often and without warning.  Your follower list can’t be exported to other services, so you can’t create targeted ad campaigns from it (except on Facebook itself).

    Worst of all, you have no ownership over your Facebook page. If the company goes bankrupt, if they change their terms of service, or if they simply feel like it, your page and all of its followers could disappear tomorrow.

    A Facebook page is one part of a well-organized, well-executed online business plan, but it should never be the whole plan.