Your story online
I can help you make an impact online with a website customised to all your needs. Whether you want your beautiful portfolio to be shown to the world, or you want to run your online store and sell your latest invention, I can translate your story to a unique and responsive website.
I create most of my websites on WordPress, an easy to use content management system (CMS) so you can edit and update the website yourself with the manual I write for you. WordPress has many beautiful responsive templates that I can customise to your story with a bit of extra coding. If you’re already running your website on a different CMS and wish to stay, I’m able to create beautiful websites on most existing systems out there.
I’m detail oriented when it comes to design and when I built a website I make sure I look at all the different aspects to achieve a stunning looking website that actually works for its purpose.
Interested in working together? Get in touch! and tell me your story, dreams & wishes.
Build a relationship
I work with passionate individuals, small-to-medium sized businesses and organisations and start-ups. I like to partner up with you so I can show an added value to your business by being dependable and honest and by doing the type of work which makes a difference.
I set up your online store for the most user friendly and best customer experience online. I can also advise you in your offline set up, to increase efficiency and customer friendliness.
My skills do not lie in App development, I can however assist with the user interface design.
I am not a back-end developer so I don’t take on builds for large complex websites unless I can partner with another developer who compliments my skill set.
With the rise of mobile and tablet browsing it’s important that your website design adapts to what device it is being viewed on. I design websites that use responsive design techniques to ensure that your website looks good and performs well on all devices. If your site is not responsive, search engines such as Google or Bing won’t give your website high rankings, and this is what you need to attract a broad public.
When it comes to building a website, it’s not only important how your website looks and the user friendliness but also that your website will be found! Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is the best way to get your website on to the first page of Google, delivering higher quality, targeted traffic to your website.
In order to do this I will work closely with you and your existing marketing gaining an insight into your products and customers to implement the latest SEO strategies on your website.
The costs of a website depend completely on the project, the needs, wishes etc. For the bare minimum, say a simple 4 page responsive website in WordPress without any additional coding or tweaking, I would charge about R3000 (€200).
Designing and building a website is creative, enjoyable and highly productive. To achieve this I believe in a collaborative process between the web designer and the client. This requires open and direct communication, active feedback and regular reviews.
Discuss your requirements – We’ll chat about your goals and what your website needs to do.
Cost estimate – Once I have an overview of what you’d like to achieve I can provide you with an estimate.
Let’s go for it! – I’ll produce a project overview document which will list all agreed deliverables and costs. Once this is agreed I’ll take an initial payment of 50%. The project will then be scheduled in.
Research & Discovery – I’ll immerse myself in your business, and ask plenty of questions. We’ll create an inspiration board together so I’m equipped with the knowledge I need to create the right website for your business.
Wireframe Sketching – We’ll talk in detail about what elements are required where, and how the site will work across different screen sizes.
Design – I’ll either create visuals for key pages or show you design elements, such as the choice of typography, colour pallet and website components. We’ll collaborate throughout this whole process.
Development – I’ll build the website’s shell and we’ll review how it looks and works. I’ll continue to build core elements while making sure the site is optimised and performs well.
Training – We’ll run through how to use your Content Management System so you can edit and add to your website.
Testing and Deployment – I will do cross-browser and device testing, before deploying onto your hosting solution.
To be continued – I hope we’ll keep in touch to review how the site is performing, and continue to grow the site together.