Web design and development

See also: Custom WordPress websites, WordPress Express, Managed WordPress hosting, WordPress Care and maintenance

A website is essential for your business, organisation or event. It is the single point of reference for authority, contact and ownership. Any marketing you do will likely point here and you should be developing your website as a place to do business, whether that’s fielding enquiries, or converting directly to revenue.

Canary Dwarf has more than 20 years’ experience building effective, high performance websites that allow you to realise the full potential of the online marketplace.

We’re based in Forres, Moray and have customers all over Scotland because we’ve built a service that competes with city companies on price and skillset. We always worked remotely, but you are welcome to call us on Zoom, Skype, Teams, etc for face-to-face conversations.

Content management system

A content management system (or CMS) means that you can log in to your website and make changes. This is important for two reasons. The first being that it allows you full control over your content and marketing processes. A CMS is a fully-developed platform that provides for flexibility and expansion.

The second benefit is that it makes it future-proof. We use WordPress, but most CMS’s provide regular software updates to improve functionality and stay ahead of security threats. That makes it a long-term investment and cost-effective.

All websites built by Canary Dwarf are built as a CMS, even if it is unlikely that you will ever log in and edit content. It’s simply the right way to build them.


The coronavirus made every business acutely aware that selling online is a realistic business opportunity. It’s often perceived as a difficult step, and while it’s true that things can go wrong with ecommerce, it’s a potentially a highly lucrative move for your business – in 2020, as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown, more than 80,000 businesses started selling online that weren’t doing it before.

We’ve been helping businesses create ecommerce websites for years so we’re familiar with the pitfalls and the advantages. No two ecommerce sites are the same and we’re here to guide you.

Booking functionality

Does your business take bookings? All sorts of businesses can generate bookings online, from hairdressers to business consultants; hotels to restaurants; garages to tourist attractions.

A booking system can be external, where you use the services of a third party provider, or bookings can be taken directly on your site, again giving you full control.

We’re here to help

Whatever your requirements are, Canary Dwarf can help. With relevant experience building websites of all sizes for all sorts of businesses, organisations and events, we’ve learned what works and what doesn’t. We have a simple methodology, your website should be an intrinsic part of your business, generating leads, sales and enquiries.

Of course, all our websites are responsive (mobile-friendly), search engine friendly, and user-friendly, that’s a given. We’re not the cheapest company for web design because we don’t take shortcuts, we invest in high quality hosting for maximum efficiency and we put the effort into providing you with a website for life.

We genuinely aim to make the website we build for you the last one you will ever need.

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