Complete overhaul with ground-up design and development for Global Golf Advisors (a KPMG subsidiary)

GGA came to us with a simple (yet complicated to implement) challenge : to completely overhaul and modernize their web presence. Unlike many of our clients that approach us for design projects, GGA’s previous website was using WordPress.

Through a process of constant collaboration, brainstorming and revising, we were able to produce a clean & modern corporate friendly layout. GGA regularly publishes content through their newsletter as well as through the blog section of their website. The large amount of content to work with was a challenge and required us to re-categorize much of their archived content to accommodate new design and filtration capabilities that were developed.

The client was very very happy with the end result and have fully embraced the flexibility of WordPress, choosing to engage us further to custom develop client dashboard solutions and other new features.

Private User Dashboard System

A significant amount of custom functionality was developed for this site including client databases, post filtration systems to name a few.

One of the features that we developed that we are particularly proud of is a secure user dashboard system for GGA clients to interact with. The client wanted a system for their own clients to login as a private portal to share information and centralize the large amount of analytic data that each client would have.

What we developed was a multi-tier privacy focused dashboard system 100% custom. The end-users have all their files, media and content segmented and protected while leveraging the WordPress user authentication and permission system.

As with most of our custom development, if we see an opportunity to give back to the community and share what we’ve learned for others to benefit, we take that opportunity. With this project, we discovered exciting and useful methodologies for protecting WordPress media between users using a custom built cookie authentication and media organization system.

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!

Web strategy and project management


We offer strategic planning and consultation services for everything from developing a project roadmap to establishing milestones through collaborative continuous improvement. We will work with you to identify all the needs, requirements, deadlines and expectations, to ensure the path to project completion is prudent and predictable.

We use industry standard techniques and best practices to manage our projects from start to finish.

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.

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.

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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