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    Custom Development
    Most of our clients and partners come to us because they are unable
    to solve their problems using existing software or templates and
    require something unique developed to suit their needs.
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    Strategy and Ideas
    Our strength is in helping clients and partners generate ideas
    specific to their needs, and developing custom solutions that
    can be further enhanced as their business grows.
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    Long Term Partnerships
    If your business consists of a significant technology component,
    then having a technology partner just makes sense.
    A partner in your business is motivated to help you succeed.

About Us

We are a development group specializing in the creation of custom technology solutions for our clients. We are based in Toronto, Kitchener/Waterloo, and Guelph, Ontario (Canada) with clients throughout the GTA and south-western Ontario.

Our team is made up of project managers, developers, designers, writers, photographers, and videographers with a wealth of solid expertise within internet and marketing related fields. We work with a talented team of independent specialists who enhance the depth of the services we offer.

With the emphasis on experience, we can help you to achieve your goals in a timely and efficient manner. Our team is dedicated to understanding your needs and producing high quality service.

We are your partners in technology . . .
Let's collaborate and build something great!

  • Edward Anthony Gal

    Principal, Project Manager

    Ed is the Principal of MotionsMedia, a creative and versatile technology professional with a solid technical background, strong interpersonal skills, and extensive experience in internet technology, communications, writing, software development, and multimedia.

  • James Walker

    Web Developer

    Jim is a seasoned web developer with more than 20 years of experience in a wide range of internet technologies. He has experience with custom software programming, database design and development, and web hosting. He is dedicated to serving the needs of his clients.

  • Michelle Warren

    Marketing and Social Media

    Michelle helps our clients with proven, sustainable, and measurable customized social media strategies integrated with our online tools and resources. She also specializes in go-to-market leadership and management training and coaching.

Our Services

Collaborate with our experienced professionals who can help develop creative solutions to complex technological challenges. If what you need is unique and constantly evolving, then you need a custom solution that will grow together with your business. It's not just about doing what everyone else is doing, it's about innovating and creating something special. We offer our clients complete 24 / 7 support and maintenance 365 days per year.
Let's collaborate and build something great!

Custom Development & Programming

Our specialty first and foremost centers around custom development. Most of our clients have come to us because they are unable to solve their problems using existing software or templates that are currently available. They strongly feel the need to have something unique developed for them to suit their specific needs whether that be on the world wide web or internal within the organization.

  • Custom Programming
  • Custom Database Development
  • Database Design & Development
  • Data Conversion & Integration

E-Commerce, Web Design & Online Marketing

We help our clients and partners generate ideas and develop custom solutions that can be further enhanced as new requirements arise and the business grows. We specialize in designing and creating websites with integrated software and marketing solutions tailored to suit your needs.

  • E-Commerce Solutions
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Branding & Graphic Design
  • Accessibility & Compliance
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Responsive & Mobile Website Design

Content Development & Migration

Our team has experience developing content and preparing, converting, and migrating documentation suites. We are specialists in topic-based authoring which forms the foundation for successful migration. We help companies with the sometimes daunting task of migrating their documentation to new modern publishing tools, such as MadCap Flare.

  • Strategy & Analysis
  • Content Preparation
  • Conversion & Migration
  • Technical Writing
  • Training

Audio/Video Production

Our experienced audio/video production team can help you create a promotional product for your company brand that successfully conveys your message to your target audience. We work with you from start to finish, defining your key message and audience and then coming up with a plan to film, conduct interviews, and assemble or create supplementary material that can enhance the final product. From corporate promotional videos to documentary films and electronic press kits for artists or musicians, we work directly with you and your team to create a final product that suits your needs.

  • Audio Recording & Editing
  • Video Production & Editing
  • 360° Videos

Our Portfolio

The following are some selected case studies of recent projects that we have completed.

  • Testimonial

    Jeff Pasoff

    Executive Vice-President, Dignity Transportation Inc.

    Dignity Transportation Inc. is Ontario’s largest service provider for those with special needs, leaders in the area of wheelchair accessible transportation services.

    They hired MotionsMedia to build a custom database system which today is the heart of their business operation.

    In his own words:
    "I would compare it to anything that is out there on the market today and say that ours is better"

News Articles

Responsive Website Design

Responsive website design refers to websites that “respond” to the size of the screen and type of device. In the past, it was common for web developers to create two separate websites: one for computers and laptops and another for tablets and smart phones. Which site to display would then depend on detecting the type of device being used or the user having to opt for one or the other.

Today, with the introduction of a revolutionary new approach using the latest HTML 5 and CSS 3 technology, the concept of creating just one website that adheres to all screen sizes, browsers, computers, tablets and smart phones has been widely embraced. Now considered the standard, HTML 5 and CSS 3 are available and supported on all major browsers and operating systems.

As a result of their reliance on CSS-based layouts, responsive websites inherently comply with AODA and WCAG-standards.

Incorporating your website into a responsive design includes the following key advantages:

  • a modern look and feel
  • designed to work on all browsers, computers, tablets, and smart phones
  • designed to work on all screen readers and accessibility tools
  • adherence to the latest AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians Disability Act) and WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) compliance standards
  • simplified design modification since the layout and structure of your website is separated and contained completely within the CSS style sheets

This means that a refresh of your website in the future is much easier to do. Our support and maintenance agreements include regular upgrades so that your website will remain current.

  • December 1, 2018

AODA and WCAG: Timeline for website compliance

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) represents a set of customer service standards which businesses in Ontario need to comply with. The goal of AODA is to help remove barriers for activities and opportunities for disabled individuals.

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web. This organization has created the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) with the goal of providing a single shared standard for web content accessibility that meets the needs of individuals, organizations, and governments internationally.

WCAG 2.0 defines three levels of compliance called levels A, AA and AAA. Level A is the basic website accessibility level and and level AAA is the highest.

The AODA regulations define which types of organization need to comply with WCAG 2.0 and to which compliance level. It also defines the timelines in which compliance must be achieved:

All internet websites and web content must be compliant with Level AA by 1 January 2016, and internet and intranet websites and web content must be compliant with Level AAA by 1 January 2020.

With the help of our expert compliance consultants, we can develop a new framework for your websites to be AODA and WCAG compliant. We not only advise and make recommendations, we create, develop, and fully test these websites for compliance using the latest approved validation tools.

In addition to satisfying the compliance requirements, this can prove to be excellent opportunity for many companies to make technical, functional, and visual improvements to their websites and many of our clients have agreed with our recommendations and done just that.

  • November 20, 2018

Technology and Platform: Bootstrap and OpenSource

We exclusively use the latest Open Source technology using the PHP programming language and MySQL database. Our core CMS is built from OpenSource CMS which is a popular and highly customizable open source website management system. Our websites are built on the Bootstrap front-end framework and integrated with OpenSource CMS. Bootstrap was developed by Twitter and powers over a million websites worldwide.

The advantages of using Bootstrap are:

  1. Built-in responsive features - All of the properties of a responsive website design are built right in to the bootstrap framework such that it will correctly render in all browsers, devices, and screen sizes
  2. Easy upgrade of both features and design - Upgrades are made available to take advantage of new features and technology, and you can also easily switch between bootstrap templates without a major website overhaul
  3. HTML 5 and CSS 3 - It is built upon the latest HTML 5 and CSS 3

HTML 5 and CSS 3 is a revolutionary new approach and the concept of creating just one website/portal that adheres to all screen sizes, browsers, computers, tablets and smart phones has been widely embraced. Now considered the standard, HTML 5 and CSS 3 are available and supported on all major browsers and operating systems.

As a result of their reliance on CSS-based layouts, responsive websites inherently comply with AODA and WCAG-standards.

The advantages of using Open Source are:

  1. Cost savings – It has been estimated that open source software collectively saves businesses billions each year. These days, for virtually every paid version of a proprietary software system you will find an open source version
  2. Secure and evolving - Open Source is continually evolving in real time as developers add to it and modify it. With so many developers using and testing it, Open Source continues to become more secure and less prone to bugs than proprietary systems
  3. Not locked in to a proprietary platform - Using Open Source software also means you are not locked in to using a particular vendor’s system that only work with their other systems
  4. Customization - You can modify and adapt Open Source software for your own business requirements for maximum versatility in customization, a feature that is in many cases limited with proprietary systems
  • November 12, 2018

Contact Us

We are based in Toronto, Kitchener/Waterloo, and Guelph, Ontario (Canada) with clients throughout the GTA and south-western Ontario.
The following is our contact information:

  • www.motionsmedia.com