Web Development

Custom Websites

Custom Websites

Professional, custom website development is our specialty.

We don't rely on other people's content mangement systems, graphics and templates to build a website. We can build those ourselves, and better too.

Designed specifically for your needs.

If you can imagine it, we can build it. You will not be constrained by the limitations of a canned content management system.

The benefits are far reaching:

Fast page delivery and high load capability.

Unlike many websites built on megabytes of bloated Wordpress, Drupal or Joomla code, our websites are lean and fast. Most consumers will leave a slow website, or click the back arrow before the sluggish site even loads. Research indicates about 4 seconds is the typical users tollerance. Load time is even a greater factor for mobile users trying to reach your website over a cellular network. And this problem is even more exasperated if the website gets busy, those fat pages clog the server and turn-off users.

Build and retain an audience with a better user experience.

Fast page delivery with high load capability allows you to build and maintaiain audience, without any technical issues turning people away.

Security, peace of mind.

With DS1 the source code for your website is not in the public domain! (Just you have it and we have it.) Open source code (like Wordpress) allows hackers to read the souce code, since it is openly available, find a flaw and break-in! It is that simple. Thousands of open source websites are hacked every day just for this reason.

Built to work your way.

Custom Programming

Custom Programming

Digital Spectrum can build just about anything on the internet.

You name it.

Specifically, we do a lot of work like this:

  • Custom programming (C, PHP, Perl, Java, Javascript, Python, Swift)
  • Bank and clearinghouse transaction programming and integration
  • Database programming and management (SQL, MySQL, DB2 and others)
  • Advanced HTML5, and XML authoring
  • Advanced CSS programming and development
  • CMS template and plugin design and programming
  • UNIX (LINUX) and OSX Server management and programming
  • Batch conversion processing for documents,images and media
  • Data conversion, parsing and migration.

Whatever your programming needs are, we can help.

Built in Canada

Responsive Interface Design

Responsive Interface Design

Building a website that works on smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers is very complicated. It is called Responsive Web Design (RWD).

Most web developers don't know how to do this, so they use third-party canned "templates" that they don't understand, and they don't how to customize or fix if there is a problem.

We build our websites from the ground up and they are tailor made for your needs.

You may ask: what exactly is Responsive Web Design?

It is an approach to web design aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing and interaction experience --easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling-- across a wide range of devices from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones.

Technically, a site designed with RWD adapts the layout to the viewing environment by using fluid, proportion-based grids, flexible images, and CSS3 media queries.

RWD is becoming more important as mobile traffic now accounts for more than half of total internet traffic. This trend is so prevalent that Google now penalizes sites that are not mobile friendly.

Works for all.