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About ken

Ken started experimenting with web design and construction over a decade ago, and has spent countless hours agonising over layouts in Photoshop and marking up websites since then. He strives to create websites that are easy to use, functional, and stunning to look at. By taking time to fully understand the needs and goals of each project Ken aims to create design solutions that not only look great, but serve a purpose. When not creating solutions for the web, Ken can often be found picking banjo, jumping in lakes, and checking out live music around town.

Meeting with your Website Designer: How to Prepare

So, you’ve hired a website designer – yeah! Are you wondering what a meeting with your website designer will be like? We will ask you a lot of questions about your business and your vision for your new website. Be ready by preparing ahead of time. This will save you time and money (and score you big points with your designer)!

Know Your Business

Website designers want to know all about you and your business! The more we know about your business, the better your website will be. Radar Hill has a Client Planning Document that should be filled out before your meeting with the designer. Your project manager can walk you through the questions if needed. Continue reading

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Web Design Trends to Watch For in 2015

2015 - Happy New Year!

During 2014, the key trends that emerged in web design focused around minimizing pizzazz and cleaning up layouts to help maximize clarity and turn visitors into customers. After all, websites don’t exist solely to look pretty; they serve a purpose – to capture the attention of prospective clients and help generate revenue.

With online competition growing for every product under the sun, you need your website to get to the point quickly. With more and more websites being viewed from mobile devices, the need for a clean, uncluttered, responsive website layout is extremely important. Continue reading

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New Website Launched: Pemberton Holmes Ltd.

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. has been serving Vancouver Island since 1887. With over 250 REALTOR®s specializing in residential and commercial real estate, they offer buyers and sellers sound advice and professional service. Although they’ve had a web presence for many years, it was finally time to refresh and modernize their design, features and information, and cater to their growing mobile audience with a new responsive website. Continue reading

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New Website Launched: ITEM Ltd.

ITEM Ltd. website

itemltd.com

For the past decade ITEM Ltd. has specialized in streetscape friendly LaneLight warning systems that are designed to target the tunnel vision of distracted drivers.   Continue reading

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New Website Launched: Lameena Terrace

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Lameena Terrace is a brand new condo development in Victoria’s up and coming West Shore area. An easy stroll to great shopping, dining, recreation, schools and more, these condos offer a slick, modern feel and all the amenities you’d expect in a premium residence, at affordable prices. Continue reading

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New Website Launched – Ray Murray & Linda Sheppard

Ray Murray & Linda Sheppard

Ray Murray & Linda Sheppard

Ray was an award-winning realtor for many years in Margaret River, the West Australian equivalent of Napa Valley. He then started his own Real Estate Company on the Australian Indian Ocean Territory of Christmas Island where he was involved in the full spectrum of real estate, including sales and property development (which included the creation of a building company and importing Ray’s own house designs from Indonesia). Now, Ray and Linda have combined their business talents, bringing together Ray’s extensive business and real estate experience with Linda’s financial and investment experience as a Financial Advisor for over 20 years. Continue reading

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New Website Launched: A.T. Malcolm & Associates

www.drmalcolm.ca

www.drmalcolm.ca

A.T. Malcolm & Associates are a Victoria based group of psychologists and counselors offering a full spectrum of analysis and treatments for mental health problems. Their assessment and therapy services are available for children, youth and adults. Dr. Malcolm is even available to discuss clients needs on the telephone or to meet with them in person for a brief consultation at no charge. Continue reading

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New Website Launched: John G. Fitch

John G. Fitch

John G. Fitch

John G. Fitch, Professor Emeritus at the University of Victoria, launched his personal website today. His chief interests are in Greek and Roman Literature, especially Seneca’s dramas and the “poetry of knowledge” of Lucretius and Vergil. He has also published poetry of his own. Other interests include farming (ancient and modern), local history and genealogy. Continue reading

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New Website Launched: West Coast Pre-Fab Ltd.

West Coast Pre-Fab

West Coast Pre-Fab

West Coast Pre-Fab Ltd. is a locally owned, family-run steel construction & maintenance business located in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. They have two clear divisions: a commercial division that offers structural steel and fabrication services, and an industrial division that services British Columbia’s pulp and paper industry. Continue reading

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Website Re-Design: Turner Lane Development Corporation

TurnerLane.com

TurnerLane.com

Established in 1999, Turner Lane Development Corporation (“Turner Lane”) is one of Vancouver Island’s leading land development and management firms. With extensive management capability in long-term project sustainability and profitability, Turner Lane has become a successful developer and advisor in the regional real estate market. Continue reading

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New Website Launched: Cheryl Bejcar & Associates

Cheryl Bejcar & Associates have been valued clients of ours for over a decade. With years of experience, their award-winning associates pride themselves on making their clients well-educated buyers or sellers in today’s marketplace. Like many realtors, they know the importance of having a streamline website to showcase their real estate listings, and especially one that functions well on all screen widths and mobile devices. This new website does just that! Continue reading

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New Website Launched: Acquired Brain Injury Awarness

A brain injury can change a person’s life forever. Sadly, many people who acquire a brain injury end up falling through the cracks of the system and receive unfair treatment in the courts. To bring attention to this AcquiredBrainInjuryAwarness.com had us design a site to highlight some of the worst cases, and encourage people to take action. A dark colour palette and sharp lines where used to reflect a sombre tone and the seriousness of the subject matter. Continue reading

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