As an influential Montreal web design company with close ties to the tech community, we come into contact with new and exciting technologies every week. Out of all the design services Montreal companies are offering, future-proofing remains one of the most difficult. As the power of the web continues to seep into every corner of our modern lives, we ponder this question: where is all this technology heading? What’s at stake for us in the near future and beyond?
Websites Will Look More Like Apps
The Web Will Make Better Use of Current and Future Hardware
Technology entrepreneurs are going crazy for virtual reality (VR) technology and as processing power grows across the board we expect this trend to continue. VR games are going viral across the web, proving that this technology is exciting and worth sharing. This same tech is also being used for architecture planning, home redecoration previewing, and it even has medical applications too. Google have stated that they want to bring VR to everyone on any device. They have been seen backing VR-enabled sites and continue to support this technology through the development of their Chrome web browser. As a Montreal web design company that is focused on the future, we welcome all hardware adaption by the web.
The Wearable Web
Although they got off to a shaky start, wearables are still being invented, brought to market, and bought. Google Glass may have been a bit before its time but products such as smart running shoes, heart rate monitoring wireless headphones, and fitness tracker bands and watches are seeing a rise in use. As we mentioned in the previous section, the web will begin to better integrate these devices. In the past, browsers were designed so that websites would not have access to the private parts of your computer’s hardware but with the growth of social media such as Facebook, people have begun to relax their views about privacy on the web. All of these gadgets will have seamless integration into app-like websites. We look forward to the far flung day in the future when the design services Montreal has on offer are focused on cyborg interactivity.
Hopefully, a Solution to Website Bloat
As it stands, the average user is being left behind. With the more tech-savvy population opting to use a variety of adblock plugins for their computers and devices, most users are at the mercy of bloated web pages which lead to poor mobile performance. News websites are a key offender. These websites are a patch job of badly designed modules. There are far too many adverts, alongside annoying pop-up modals to interrupt your scrolling experience. We fear that this means users will not see the true potential of the web. How can someone envisage that their phone will use fluid and immersive VR, when their device can barely handle reading the news?
Old websites drew inspiration from print media and a lot of these conventions are still present today. The pageless website movement aims to have websites looking closer to a video game or a movie. Essentially, pageless websites excel at creating and controlling a narrative. Nathan B. Weller argues that “when you land on a pageless site you are immediately immersed in the opening lines of a great story.” All that the user needs to do now is “the most natural and intuitive thing on the web: scroll”. The pageless design philosophy ties into the app-looking-website phenomenon. As time has past, and resolutions have grown, businesses have been trying their hardest to cram more content into the user’s screen – more adverts, articles, share buttons, and animation. Many leading websites are using minimalism to stand out amongst the crowd and we expect this trend to continue. We have noticed that many of the web design services Montreal offers are also focusing on this philosophy.
Is your business future-facing? Are you looking to ride the wave of technology that boosts immersion, accessibility, and higher conversions? Reach out and contact us today.
Patrick and his team were very professional, easy to reach and quick. He knew exactly what we wanted for our logo and mascot. We were extremely happy with the work he did for our company. Definitely recommend to anybody looking for excellent work at a great price! 6/5 stars!
19:49 20 Feb 18
Great Services. I was contacted by the representative few moments after requesting a quote. I received samples and with few back and forth opinions I got the results I was looking for. I was provided with the font to install on my pc as well, this was very appreciated. I also received all the step by step information on how to re-size the image in order to place on different formats including business cards without loosing resolution.. It is worth the investment if you are looking for quality service and results.
20:55 13 Feb 18
Patrick is a fantastic designer with great attention to detail, and fast turnaround times. He is incredibly diligent, and communicates regularly so you are aware of just how your project is going. We will definitely use him again!
22:24 10 Feb 18
Found this company online: great service overall and fair price! Contacted the graphic designer by phone /e-mail , was very attentive to details and offered multiple creative suggestions/sketches . Will do business with them in the future
17:21 05 Feb 18
Very professional work, designed as we wanted for our CycleRun fitness business App. Very detailed and delivered on time. I would recommend you check out their work. Good job!
15:18 24 Jan 18
Worked with Patrick From Mtl Graphic Design. When it comes to design and you know what you want but need that designer to grasp the idea, tweek it and design it and actually create what you wanted (or surpass your expectations)... that is what we got working with this team. Form their follow ups to their patience in making sure we would get what we wanted. I truly enjoyed our experience and will do business with this team in the future.
19:41 21 Jan 18
I was working with another Montreal design firm on a technical marketing plan for a manufacturing company in the United States. The document was written in word but the client wanted a presentation resembling a high-end print publication. They did not have the time to commit on a short delivery time before the Christmas holidays. We recovered the file but it was in Adobe In Design CC format, so I could not read it. In Design is not easy to use as it is a pretty high-end software. I found Montreal Graphic Design on the internet. Patrick took the document and completely redesigned it. It turned out to be about 63 pages with photos and graphics, captions and quotes. We are really happy with the look of the final report. Everyone loves it. We worked nights and weekends to get it done. The price was right and the quality was world class. We will be back to produce technical literature using the new branding created by Montreal Graphic Design.
02:23 06 Jan 18
As someone who is not tech savvy, building a stunning and user-friendly website for my fitness business was a massive undertaking.That was until I met Patrick. He helped me design a great website and made my work that much easier. Patrick is an extremely creative individual and his help is unmeasurable. I love working with him and plan to use him on my future design projects.He takes the time to get things done right and makes you feel like a valued client. I highly recommend him to any company who needs web design and graphic design services.
12:33 31 Oct 17
We worked with Montreal Graphic Design to develop initial logo for a new start-up. Really appreciated responsiveness and the ability to take and turn-around feedback very quickly. All in all, we are happy with the collaboration we had and results we got.
21:19 19 Oct 17
After being forgotten by another designer that i tried to work with, I stumbled on Patrick. I clearly explained to him what my vision was for my logo, and he delivered. Extremely fair price considering that the process took barely a week, from beginning to end, with multiple revisions and adjustments. Will definitely recommend him should any of my friends need design work.
13:52 19 Oct 17
This was our first time working with Patrick and he far exceeding our expectations! Response time was impeccable and he provided a quick and efficient service. We will definitely be requesting his service again in the future!
15:49 22 Sep 17
I've been working with Patrick for a few months now on various projects. Patrick is very easy to work with, listens to your concerns, and goes out of his way to make sure that you are happy. The logo we are working on for my wife's business is still being designed, but I am very happy with the direction of the project.If you need a logo designer, Patrick is your guy. His prices are more than fair and he produces quality work.
20:31 08 Sep 17
Small business owners alert! This was my first foray into the world of graphic design. Patrick was extremely helpful and walked me through the process step by step. He stayed very connected responding very quickly and respectfully to my requests (even the dumb questions!). He was the first graphic designer I spoke with that I felt understood what I wanted (I had spoken to and/or worked with 3 others). It was my impression that Patrick was more concerned with capturing my vision than making a quick sale. His efforts exceeded the final cost. Great job Patrick!