About Us

Jim Higgs - Founder of Ionsign Online

I have spent most of  my working life in an IT and software development environment of one kind or another.  I started out way back in 1978 as a  programmer/developer/analyst.  I spent a few years as a unix computer center manager and as a software quality manager before dedicating myself to software development as a senior programmer/ project manager, all for the IT department of   a large UK company, British Telecom. I also got my first taste of web design in the 90's.

Constantly striving to renew my skills I obtained a Masters Degree in Business (MBA) in 1993 and in 1996 entered senior management as the Technical Director (VP Engineering) of an electronics/software company.

In 2005 I decided it was time to leave the rat race and the endless tedious commutes into town and embarked on a new life across the pond in Nova Scotia. What better way to make a living than to return to developing software and in particular, websites. A task that always gave me immense personal satisfaction. Thus Ionsign Online was born.

Having an excellent understanding of business and an in depth knowledge of software and web based systems plus an understanding of the needs for a quality user interface/experience means I am able to help you achieve the maximum benefit from your web presence.

Our Solutions

Websites designed by Ionsign are developed using Content Management Systems. The chosen CMS is Drupal. Drupal is open source which means that using it is free! It is widely considered to be the best open source CMS available and it is extremely customisable, meaning we (the developers) can get it to do things that other CMS developers are unable to do.

If your requirements are outside the scope of the drupal project and contributed modules ionsign can develop modules and theme layouts to suit your needs

Ionsign offers a full online presence service to our clients, including hosting, domain name registration website development, transfer assistance and support. We includes extras like email accounts and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) with all of our packages.

Google analytics, Google places, social media integration (Facebook, twitter, Linkedin etc), Forums, blogs, RSS etc can also be provided on request. You can contact Jim by email at jim @ionsign.com (without the space) or you can use the Contact form. If you prefer to speak to a person then call me on (902) 889 2033


All sites hosted/managed by Ionsign Online are subject to our Terms and Conditions of Service see Legal and Privacy links at foot of page.