Five 5 star reviews for web design company, BlindDrop Design.
“Just wrapped up getting my website completed by BlindDrop. It was a great experience and unbelievably thorough, with every detail thought of. I am very happy with the final product and the service I’ve been receiving. I’m very glad I made the jump to BlindDrop and definitely recommend them.”

~ Royal Mechanical Services (NW Calgary & Cochrane HVAC Services)

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Get informed BEFORE you invest more in your company website.
This one-time investment will give you confidence and provides you with a realistic, detailed 50-point report on how to specifically improve your website and your Web presence overall.

This is an objective report aimed to give you the understanding of where your Website is and where it SHOULD be.
Feel free to give the report and task list to your current Web designer to complete!

Your Web Consultation Package includes:

  • Branding Assessment
  • Web Design & Interface Concerns
  • Ranking Report for Google – SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  • Social Media Channel Review & Recommendations
  • Local Citations report (including top competitors)
  • Written Content Review
  • Tips on How to Build Web Authority & Trust
  • Lead Generation (Calls to Action) Evaluation & Recommendation
  • Unique User Engagement Optimization
  • Hosting & Server Concerns
  • Video Media Integration & Optimization

A website from as recent as 3 years ago will require re-evaluation and revitalization to keep it up-to-date with Google’s latest changes. Be proactive and keep ahead of the competition.

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We Identify.

First Things First.

Calgary and Cochrane Graphic Design, logo design, corporate identity and branding services.

We will help you define your brand. Whether it is a new logo, full corporate identity and print collateral, to custom photo shoots, we can produce a strong, unique brand and identity for your company. Once your brand is established, it is much easier for you to build and maintain a consistent message across the multiverse that is the Internet.

Our Graphic Design Services include:

  • Corporate Identity & Core Branding
  • Logo Design & Revitalization
  • Print Media (Stationary & Signage)
  • Media Advertising (e.g. Newspaper Ads)
  • Photography (Custom & Stock Solutions)

Our Web Services include:

We Build.

Unique Design.

Cochrane Web Designer and graphic artist producing a full range of web development, web hosting and WordPress customization.

Before leaping into design mode, we take the time to fully research your unique place on the Web. From choosing the right domain to extensive keyword research, we know your success starts before the design starts.

Now, once your branding and web strategy are in place, we can move into design mode, developing a clean, professional and manageable design for your company. We have produced all sorts of sites for all sizes of companies and treat each project as if it was our own.

Calgary Web Design

Our local Calgary Web design company provides unique, professional solutions. Our team is dedicated to the long term commitment needed to succeed in the competitive and active online community.

We promise you a clean, professional, interactive Web design  that is optimized and ready for you to self-manage via a powerful CMS (Content Management System) such as WordPress.

We Optimize.

Total Website Optimization.

Cochrane Website Optimization.

The two main areas of optimization are on-page and off-page. On-page optimization focused on everything to do with your website, including hosting, domains and web development. Off-page optimization and promotion refers to the connections your website has with the rest of the Internet including social media, links from other sites, video, guest blogging, etc.

We help your company connect with new and existing customers; we will train you to manage your own site and help you make sense of the daunting prospect of developing and promoting your site.

From dedicated hosting services to search engine marketing and search engine optimization, BlindDrop can help your business define or redefine it’s Web success! We are proud to provide Web Design services to our local community!

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Calgary Video Services and Cochrane Web Design

Video Production & Promotion

We generally offer three different video styles at varying lengths in both high quality format, perfect for presentations and also optimized for web, mobile and social media campaigns. Video is fast becoming the most popular format for marketing online.

Just like all of our other services, your final video will help you provide a consistent and strong brand for your business.

Videos are a great investment as a standalone product, or integrated into your web media, and also delivered in a high quality version, suitable for your next trade show or big screen presentation to investors.

We focus on website promotion primarily for local Cochrane and Calgary businesses, however, we do also serve clients across Canada.


We chose BlindDrop over other companies as we felt confident in their knowledge of web design, branding and SEO.  It was also important that the company we chose to design our new website had a proven track record and was a well established company.

The transition from our old to the newly designed site was seamless.  Lucas listened to the overall “look” we wanted and was efficient and responded to our questions promptly.

Bow River Chiropractic

BlindDrop has taken care of our online promotional needs for over a decade. They have created a few custom web sites for our company over the years, designed e-commerce web sites for us, and become our one stop shop…. We couldn’t be happier with the results. Metrics show that our BlindDrop created site is our number one source of new business, and is directly responsible for daily quality leads which result in sales. One of the best investments we’ve made, and I can’t recommend them more highly!

K&W Audio

It was a pleasure working with BlindDrop since day one.  They understood my vision and exceeded my expectations. BlindDrop Design is a creative force that I would be happy to recommend.

Something Azul

My website was nowhere near visible on google, they helped, SEO to be visible on google on the first pages in less than two weeks, fixed every problem that my website had. If your website is not on the first there pages, it is useless and it needs SEO. Simple as that. Lucas, the president of the company and his crew will get you there guaranteed! Very knowledgeable and professional, trustworthy and reliable, highly recommend it to anybody who needs similar help or a complete new website!

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Most clients and designers alike tend to think that the first step of building a Web site is creating or choosing the graphic design and layout of the site, or perhaps planning the site using a flow chart or site map. But the first step of design is not the graphical design, nor the overall functional design of the site.

Rather, it is the essential task of defining the core Search Engine Optimization needed for the site. This is the nucleus of design, since it establishes niche, targeted audience, tone and intensity of presence. This starts with assessing the prospective client’s business goals and determining how to best illustrate these goals and their unique online presence by something as simple as their domain name. The domain name is a great example of SEO as design since it is the key to attracting and illustrating a company on the Web, even before the actual site design is seen or a menu button has been pressed. Whether or not the domain is even full of relevant keywords, the more essential nature of the domain name is that it is there to attract and deliver a message – just as design does.

So, when has SEO ever been seen as actual design? SEO is usually discussed in terms of bots and directories, meta tags, keyword density and search engine ranking. But seeing SEO as an integral part of design, rather than just its tools and methods, helps us to move more into the creative nature of the Internet and Web design.

Generally, a designer will start to integrate SEO at the initial stage of graphic development; how a website is built graphically can affect the overall effects of its organic search results. That is, the natural result of the Website being indexed by search engines and the consequent flow of visitors to the site. So, in the same way that SEO is part of design, design is also part of SEO.

At the core of this pairing are two values: Attraction and Delivery.
SEO and Web design can easily seen as separate since they involve different terms, tools and techniques to implement them. However, they ultimately play the same roles – to attract and deliver.


Attracting a visitor, whether it is human or an algorithmic robot, takes research and skill. To make attraction as inherent within the site design and SEO results as possible we need to connect with both sides of the “Internet coin” – say heads for the public, viewership side and tails for the back end development. The value of any successful website is the continuous ability to remain visible and attract visitors to the site. This is achieved by the initial work of the focused development of the Website to be as attractive as possible (in word and image) with following, responsive development to how the public side of site is evaluated by search engines and visitors. The two sides of a coin create a unity of value, one side inherently needed by the other to hold value.


But like a shiny coin given a pre-defined value, a website ranking on the first few pages of Google pre-supposes a level of success over those sites back on the 100th page. The value of a coin is only ever experienced when it is transferred from one to another. Having a million dollars is great, but it is only of value to those who can exchange it for something else they value more. It is the same for any Web site, it is the nature of a successful Web site to deliver something of value to its audience (and by extension, its creators) otherwise it is deemed worthless.

Design and SEO both are crafted to equally create a Web site’s value, since they are equally responsible for delivery of information. As a Web designer I have increasingly become aware of how important it is to have a strong attractive design, but the strongest design is one that surrounds and supports the content and helps delivery of information. This has more value than design that is just eye candy, which may help the attraction factor but does not necessarily help the final goal and richest value found in information delivery.

Is SEO actually Web Design? I believe it is…sure, we can separate the two during the development process, since they require different production methods and analysis, but the essential, integral nature and end goal of both processes joins them together, like the two sides of a coin.

If you are looking for a Web designer to work with in the Cochrane area, please give us a call or email, or submit your site for a free website review today!

11 Advantages to Website Redesign

Does your website need to be revitalized?

Sure, a few years ago your website had all the bells and whistles that your Calgary Web designer could offer. But now, the site is beginning to show its age. The Internet lives in dog years more than it does in human years, things change quickly, evolution and revolution go hand in hand.

So, what can you do with your aging site? Scrap it and start again? Well, it depends. When you start thinking about rebuilding your website, it is as good a time as any to review your entire Web presence. You need to consider how your needs have changed, how Web culture has changed and how your goals for your website have changed too. If you need to look further than that, you will be considering your business model, your business niche, your marketing strategy and budget and your corporate identity. These need to be secured before you move into any new or revitalized Web project. Being secure in these key areas allows you to confidently consider the options for your Web site redesign. Consider everything from the domain to hosting, the script/database platform the site is built on, the functionality of the website (do you want to move into e-commerce, if you haven’t already?) the look of the web design and how relevant is your content to today’s visitors?

Here are the top 11 advantages of Web redesign:

  1. Domain and hosting re-considerations – you can look at more relevant domains for your Web presence and redirect your old domain references using a 301 redirect to ensure all of your search engine results find their corresponding link on your new site.
  2. Fresh overall look – has your company’s image been updated? Or does your current Web design carry obviously old design trends? Looking established is one thing, looking passe is another! Keep the site design clean and simple to ensure its longevity.
  3. Expand your Web site design – many older sites were built to the past standard of 800px wide screens. Now the standard resolution is 1366×768 (reference), which makes narrow screens feel constrained.
  4. Funnily enough, we have gone back to having to accommodate small screens again as we are now the mobile generation. If your website structure does not adapt to the different screen sizes it is not considered “mobile-friendly.” Improving the user’s experience is an essential part of the design and re-design process and integrating the “responsive design” that adapts to your laptop, tablet and mobile phone. See our page Responsive Web Design Calgary for more information.
  5. Update and reorganize content – A redesign gives you permission to turf old news, or at least move it to an archives area, and rewrite your content with content that is freshly enriched with up-to-date search terms and keywords.
  6. Navigation and Menu improvement – A key aspect of redesign is a full review of the menu systems and supporting navigation.
  7. Refresh photos and images throughout the site – get rid of that old stock photo and add in some custom photos of your own.
  8. Update your website’s platform to a CMS. If you have a CMS already, make sure it gets updated to the latest version to ensure compatibility, security and functionality.
  9. Updated SEO techniques – if you don’t keep your search engine optimization up to date, you will lose out to competitors who do.
  10. Add video – get rid of that flash intro and put those development funds into adding a custom video clip to your revitalized site.
  11. Consider adding ties to Social media – like Facebook, twitter and LinkedIn. Just make sure you are prepared to update and maintain these other media sites in the future.

A redesigned website can easily be even more powerful than a new website. When done correctly, your Web specialist can make sure that the momentum carried by the old site fuels the redesigned site – even if this means a new domain or updated web page addresses.

A final reason for Web site redesign, whether you are in Cochrane, Alberta or anywhere else in the world, is to spread the news to clients, friends and everyone else! A Web redesign will get people talking and re-ignite their interest in your company and services.