Coffee Culture Cafe

Completely ground up custom developed website for Coffee Culture Cafe & Eatery.

The folks at Coffee Culture approached us with a not-so-unique problem: their website was outdated, parts of it were broken due to obsolete plugins and sloppy development work, and their social media marketing efforts needed to be integrated.

The objective of this project was to balance several essential design requirements from the client. First, they wanted to convey their European roots while appealing to a friendly family atmosphere.

The Coffee Culture project began as a refresh of a website that was older and not mobile-friendly. Coffee Culture is a coffee franchise with over 45 locations across Canada.

The client wanted a new website that represents the brand’s classic European feel and has a trendy and modern aesthetic.

Geo-location based store finder

Coffee Culture has over 50 locations across Ontario, Manitoba and Pennsylvania. With the number of shops expected to grow soon, the client wanted us to implement a solution that would make it easy to match their geographic location to the nearest Coffee Culture cafe. This ability also allows specific promotions to be showcased for any store location.

We deveopled a custom WordPress plugin called Shift8 GEO IP Location. Developing a solution in-house gave us complete flexibility to tailor the solution to meet the needs and expectations of our client. The plugin detects their location and sets the geo-coordinates as an encrypted browser cookie. We then developed custom code specific to the client to match those coordinates with the nearest store location based on address matching.

With this solution, we were thinking long-term. We wanted the client to have the option to have a specific “My Store” dashboard where promotions, communications, specials and everything in between could be leveraged with each customer.

Web design in Toronto


Shift8 provides high quality Web Design services to businesses in and around Toronto. We strive to provide a complete end-to-end design service to satisfy your unique web design needs and requirements.

We will be there every step of the way from the initial planning phase, to wireframe and mockups, to the project deployment and management until the completion and launch of your project including post launch maintenance and revisions.

Toronto responsive web design


Developing a website that is responsive is no longer a new requirement, its mandatory. We use industry standard tools and best practices to incorporate framework and scaffolding to ensure your website responds on the many different screen widths across many different mobile and tablet devices.

Gone are the days of a “mobile only” website. We will design your site for desktop, mobile, tablet, portrait and landscape viewing. And it will be beautiful!

Shift8 uses bleeding edge web frameworks like React for development projects


Using modern technologies to build robust web stacks with a unique case-by-case approach allows us to have the freedom to tailor make every solution from the ground up.

We utilize full stack frameworks and technologies that complement the collective experience among development teams. From the latest JS frameworks to PHP and Python based frameworks and everything in between, everything is considered and carefully evaluated from an full end-to-end perspective.

Toronto Web Development

Web Development

Each project we encounter, large or small, typically will have custom requirements. Through analysis, due diligence and research we will formulate a concise development strategy where the appropriate technology, CMS or framework will be chosen that best suits the unique requirements from timeline to budget to integration and functionality.

We will work with you to develop a concise development plan. We can custom develop on top of an existing CMS or roll out a web framework from scratch.

At Shift8, we cater to all sorts of businesses in and around Toronto from small, medium, large and enterprise projects. We are comfortable adapting to your existing processes and try our best to compliment communication and collaboration to the point where every step of the way is as efficient as possible.

Our projects are typically broken into 5 or 6 key “milestones” which focus heavily on the design collaboration in the early stages. We mock-up any interactive or unique page within your new website so that you get a clear picture of exactly how your design vision will be translated into a functional website.

Using tools like Basecamp and Redpen, we try to make the process simple yet fun and effective. We will revise your vision as many times as necessary until you are 100% happy, before moving to the functional, content integration and development phases of the project.

For the projects that are more development heavy, we make sure a considerable amount of effort is spent in the preliminary stages of project planning. We strongly believe that full transparency with a project development plan ensures that expectations are met on both sides between us and the client. We want to ensure that the project is broken into intelligent phases with accurate budgetary and timeline breakdowns.

Approved design mock-ups get translated into a browse-ready project site where we revise again and again until you are satisfied. Client satisfaction is our lifeblood and main motivation. We aren’t happy until you are.

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