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Web solution for S.M.M.E's

Custom designed websites,
Custom designed websites. 
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Responsive and adaptive,
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Basic web accessibility,
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Maintenance friendly deals,
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Built for tight budgets,
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Three fundamentals of your website

Your Domain Name:

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A domain name is like an international address, on the World Wide Web. You really want it to be short and descriptive of who you are, or what you do. More importantly, you want a name you can be proud to share with everyone. Choose a domain ending, appropriate to who your visitors are, like .co.za for customers in South Africa.

Hosting Your Website:

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Hosting is the unseen space you rent for the content of your site, and for your emails. How much space you need depends on you. We only use 500 megabytes of hosting space for our entire site and one email address, saving money on hosting by regularly saving our emails offline. This is however up to you to decide for yourself how much space would be best for you.

Maintaining Your Website:

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Maintenance is nothing to fear! Websites are not cars, and do not need oil changes. Change is however healthy, and with time you may feel the desire to make small changes to your site, perhaps a new picture here, or another page there. Then there is the ever changing world wide web. Like your phone, your website may need an upgrade as often as you feel is necessary.

Making an informed choice:

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In your search for web developers you may have noticed that there is no shortage of developers advertising the same concept: “Responsive Design”, and “Search Engine Optimisation”, and these are very important. Before we explain why, there is something we do as a part of all our development that few developers know about. Web Accessibility.

Why Accessibility?

Building websites that go the extra mile to include everyone is really just normal business practice. You would not build a shopping center without wheelchair access, or put a sign on your business saying “no disabled people”? So why pay a professional web developer to build a website that excludes people with disabilities?

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Sharing is caring:

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Designing your website to include everyone is really to your advantage. For example, what do you think of websites that do not work well on your cell phone? Frustrating! This is why everyone advertises “Responsive design”, because the majority of people using the web today are on mobile devices.

What if you have the coolest looking website, but you do not feature in a search? Pointless! Again this is why Search Engine Optimisation is a key advertising point for most web developers. A little secret about including Accessibility in the design: Search engines favor sites that comply with WCAG principals. Making use of premium services like webaim to certify your commitment, will help your S.E.O. just by being considerate.

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Building A Website For Your Business:

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By filling in the Order Now form, we can assess your needs, assemble a frame according to your needs to create a website just for you. You provide information and pictures you want on your website, which we use to clad our frame. Next you pay the once off developer fee, after that, you only need to pay your yearly domain and hosting fees. When you decide changes are desired or needed, just look at our reasonably priced maintenance list.

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