About Us

You want to change the world. Our websites can help.

In business since 2007, we build websites, large and small, for businesses and non-profit groups with big dreams.

Shannon Smith

’ve been doing web design and development work for over 12 years. I had been working in a corporate office, and had completed two graduate degrees in neuroscience and journalism. But when my first child was born, I needed something more flexible so I could spend more time with my family. So in 2007 I started my own web design and development business, Café Noir Design. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It changed my life.

My home cheering section now has four small smiling faces (and one great husband), and every day they remind me how lucky I am.

Now I get to do a job that's fun, challenging and highly motivating. I help people who want to change the world, and I give them the technical tools to do that.

Café Noir Design

We build websites, large and small, for businesses and non-profit groups with big dreams. We like to work with organisations that want to help people, make the world a better place, and contribute to their communities.

We've been providing quality service, specialized knowledge and advanced technical solutions since 2007. We use up-to-date technologies and coding standards to ensure that your website will be search-engine friendly, accessible and easy to use. We work with many content management systems, but specialize in ExpressionEngine and WordPress websites.

Our Community

We support efforts to strengthen our community. We work with local and non-profit groups. We also support the online community by recommending Open Source software solutions, and contributing to Open Source projects.

We support things like making the web accessible for everyone, using open source software, and helping non-profits with online community organizing.