Archive for June, 2013

ForceFive Media Custom Hats

by Ryan Grassie - Jun. 26, 2013 at 6:02pm

Check out our new ForceFive Media custom team hats. Reserved for employees, friends of F5, and our favorite customers!

Portfolio Timeline View

by Ryan Grassie - Jun. 18, 2013 at 7:54pm

We have just developed a slick new way to view some of the projects we have been working on here at ForceFive Media. It shows a timeline of some of our favorite projects over the past few years. Please check it out and let us know what you think:

Why Use A WordPress Developer?

by Ryan Grassie - Jun. 18, 2013 at 1:05pm

When creating web pages in WordPress, there is no substitute for an experienced WordPress developer. Selecting a company that specializes in this important content management platform is an important client advantage. It is an assurance that the work done will utilize the vast resources and options available in WordPress including the latest updates, revisions and additions to this vibrant web development platform.

Why Use a Specialist?
The idea of specialization suggests a narrow field. One might think of a plastic surgeon who only does button noses. But when the area of specialization is WordPress, the area is not narrow. WordPress is a comprehensive content management platform, it is a portal to an online world of possibilities. ForceFive Media, a WordPress developer Ottawa, is such a specialist. They have extensive expertise and knowledge in content management on the WordPress platform. Most important, while there is a great deal they can do with WordPress, there is very little they cannot do. Only WordPress specialists have skills and knowledge to make each client’s site stand-out and resonate with customers.

WordPress Is A Global Platform
One must consider that WordPress is a product of a global effort the basic structures consists of hundreds of themes and thousands of additional software options. It is supported by an organization and a world-wide network of expert contributors. It has a global appeal. Its users across the world include the complete range of web participation: from multinational corporations to individual bloggers. The system has capacities for scale and variation which yield customized results.

Unlimited Options
Website development is a product of the selected platform. WordPress is an extremely productive content management system. Specialization is necessary for best results. WordPress is a comprehensive system wherein programmers have collaborated to provide thousands of tools. A developer company which has mastered fundamental elements can raise the level of results, they can add programming. A specialist such as ForceFive Media a wordpress developer from Ottawa can add functionality and features to the standard tools in the WordPress system.

Building and Ongoing Support
Whether a local or distant relationship, ForcefiveMedia a leading wordpress developer in Ottawa can translate a company’s image into a dynamic online presence. The WordPress system meshes easily with SEO optimization and tagging. Search engine methods are consistent with the tags and labels available on WordPress. A specialist can enhance web impact by drawing from hundreds of themes and thousands of tools. The choices include extensive interactive and customized options. Specialists not only know how to use WordPress, they know how to expand its possibilities.

Finally,the developer must also be able to transfer as much knowledge as needed to permit the user to adjust and manage the website. This is another important aspect of web development on WordPress, the user can do much of the work themselves to maintain and update content. A specialist provides an additional assurance of a sufficient level of knowledge and capacity to build websites, and to provide training for clients.

Flat Website Design – The Latest Trend

by Ryan Grassie - Jun. 13, 2013 at 2:27am

Flat website design is bringing web design back to a more basic look and feel, but taking the style to another level. Basic does not necessarily mean boring. Just think about screen of your ios device – simple yet stylish.

With a flat web design you are not using gradients or anything too spectacular. You are using basic colors and shapes, and simplifying all aspects of the site.  Your web design is clear, clean and colourful.

Here are some examples:


You could call flat website designs:

  • Super Clean
  • Simple Layout
  • Colourful
  • Modern
  • Easy to Navigate

Responsive Web Design Plays Nice with Flat Website Design

We believe that you will start to see more flat website designs in the coming months. This type of design is not for every industry and every business but it is something to think about when you are speaking with your next website designer. The simplicity and usability of a flat web design may even let you get a few more years of your designs since it may be more timeless than other designs…only time will tell!