Woolwich Web Works is the freelance business of Liam and Megan McDermott. We are centrally located in the small town of Elmira, Ontario (near Kitchener/Waterloo), Canada and work for clients in Canada, the US, UK, and wherever you are.
A small team that can do big things
Despite only being a small team, we have tackled some large projects, such as My Digital Wedding: a service with integrated e-commerce that lets couples create their own interactive wedding invitations. There are two ways this is possible:
Using readily available software building blocks, made by a community of developers; this includes Free and Open Source software (like Drupal, Facebook’s React, Google’s Angular, Haskell and GNU/Linux). There is an optimal size for software teams that tends toward smallness, and simply adding more people to a project does not speed it up. Using Free software enables us to be bigger than a two-person team. Drupal does all the routine parts of building a website for us. This makes it possible for a small team to build big projects at a minimal cost.
Even as we expand, we value the advantages of a flat management structure. Lean economic times mean your suppliers should be lean too, we will ensure budgets will be spent on the real work required to complete projects and not on overheads.
Our experience Between us, we have almost 40 years of experience in web design and development. Our skills are complementary and cover a broad range of web design and development requirements. If we don’t have the expertise ourselves, we can surely connect you with someone who does.
What makes us different Through all of these years working in web development, we learned many lessons from both successful and unsuccessful projects.
An agile, collaborative process. Your team is involved at each stage of the process, helping to improve results and reduce costs. Usability matters. Both for visitors to the site, and your content producers, we want to make sure your site is easy to use. Continuous evaluation: what’s working, what’s not? Using Analytics, user feedback, and other methods to ensure the site is working well for users and meeting its goals. We provide ongoing support and maintenance, with progressive improvements to your site.