mahone bay web design

mahone bay, nova scotia

Superior sites for small businesses.

What can an MBWD site do for you?

Elegantly crafted pages enhance visitor engagement.

Intuitive design increases conversions of visitors into customers.

High-quality, original written content boosts search ranking.

Our sites help small businesses grow!

What sets MBWD apart?

Affordable rates, attention to detail, personalized service, and top-notch technological know-how! At MBWD, you’re not a number. You’re a valued client. Our deliberately small list means we have enough time to give you, every time you need it. Because your success is our success, we’re deeply invested.
Mahone Bay Web Design is an approved vendor of writing, editing, and web design services to the Province of Nova Scotia.

How do we do it?

Check out our portfolio of satisfied clients. Our sites are built with three things in mind: visitor engagement, conversions of visitors to customers, and client usability. Principal owner William Kowalski, an award-winning, best-selling novelist with over a decade of web design experience, can lend his literary expertise to your site copy, ensuring a high readability index to please Google’s algorithm. He’ll even write original content for your site if you need it.

Meet some satisfied clients.

RIB New York

A new company in New York provides high-speed boat rides in a Rigid-hulled Inflatable Boat (RIB) around the southern end of Manhattan. This site required integration with ThunderTix, an online ticketing service that allows for dynamic updates of ticket numbers, prices, and schedules. It also needed to be easily customized by the client, especially when it comes to uploading photos.

Nova Free Rangers

This two-person operation near Bridgewater, N.S. produces chicks for poultry growers. Barbara and Brian Aaron needed a website that would allow them to promote their unparalleled expertise in the industry, increase market awareness, and take orders from all over. These are the best chickens we’ve ever tasted. Their customers agree, too!

MacDougall Meadows

Jake MacDougall is deeply committed to providing his customers with pork, chicken, duck, turkey, and vegetables from his farm, where he uses all-natural methods that mimic nature as closely as possible. With no internet presence except a Facebook page, he needed a way for customers to order directly from his site, as well as to increase his audience dramatically. An order form and some custom articles using specific keywords is helping him achieve both those goals.

Ocean Green Landscaping

Ocean Green Landscaping’s website had been abandoned by its previous designer, and as a result the code was badly outdated vulnerable. The first thing we did was redesign it using up-to-date WordPress software. Now it’s both attractive and responsive, since the majority of people these days are viewing sites on not a desktop, but on a phone or tablet. With photos of their impressive work and an easy-to-use contact form, OGL’s website is doing a much better job of increasing their market share.

Salt and Honey Holistic Health and Wellness

Master yoga teacher Alexandra Nedergaard has been leading a practice in Mahone Bay since 2002, and has helped hundreds of students get stronger and healthier. Her site was recently updated to reflect more modern web standards, offer an easy-to-find schedule, and showcase the hour-long yoga video that is for sale on her site.

Mexico Lindo Mexican Restaurant

Halifax’s Mexico Lindo has long been a popular spot for those who crave the authentic flavours of Mexico. Their website was badly in need of an update. Now, they can proudly show off their easy-to-read menu and attract new customers with their bold, inviting front page. They can also tell customers about their ‘secret’ menu and promote the Mexican specialty items for sale.

Philip Slayton

Philip Slayton is a retired lawyer, the former Dean of Law at the University of Western Ontario, and the best-selling author of Lawyers Gone Bad: Money, Sex and Madness in Canada’s Legal Profession; Mighty Judgment: How the Supreme Court of Canada Runs Your Life; Mayors Gone Bad; and Bay Street: A Novel. He needed a site that would showcase his various accomplishments, allow people to get in touch with him, and also provide an easy way for readers to order his various books.

Scott Fotheringham: The Art of Writing Science

Scott Fotheringham is a unique presence on the web. He has a Ph.D. in molecular genetics from Cornell University, for starters. His first novel, The Rest Is Silence (Goose Lane, 2012), was shortlisted for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, the Dartmouth Book Award, and an Ottawa Book Award. He is also principal copywriter at a well-known technical PR firm. And, he’s a husband and father of two! How to encapsulate all that in one site? Best to focus on a niche, which is what this site does. It promotes Scott’s ability to write about science in a highly skilled way, while also making mention of those other qualities that make him such a well-rounded person.

Marq de Villiers: Award-winning Journalist and Author

Marq de Villiers has an astoundingly long list of literary accomplishments that is far too long to discuss here. He had no website at all, and he wanted a place for people to contact him, read more about his many books, and generally promote his work. MBWD was honoured to oblige.

Second Line Parade

Second Line Parade, fronted by the lovely Stefanie Benac, bills themselves as a “gothabilly rockablues” band, which makes perfect sense when you listen to them. Somehow the gritty, sweaty rhythms of New Orleans-style rock and roll have found their way this far north. Stef’s powerful voice, coupled with her firm belief that she has lived at least one past life in NO, infuses this music from top to bottom. Check them out!

Contact MBWD today to let us know how we can help your business grow!

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Background photo of Mahone Bay by Flickr user Dennis Jarvis. Used under Creative Commons License 2.0.

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