WE DON'T DESIGN WEBSITES

WE DEVELOP CUSTOM SYSTEMS
and assist web and graphic designers

90% PLANNING = 100% SUCCESS
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A WEBSITE (frontend) TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS THEN WE RECOMMEND STARTING WITH A GRAPHIC DESIGNER TO DISCUSS DESIGN IDEAS, REVIEW CONCEPTS AND GENERATE VECTOR-QUALITY CONTENT, ANIMATIONS AND BUILD AN EFFECTIVE BRAND AND PORTFOLIO WHICH CAN SERVE MANY PURPOSES, INCLUDING THE EFFICIENT ROLL-OUT OF A WEBSITE THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH OTHER BUSINESS STATIONERY (letterheads, business cards, promotional items, etc).

IF TIME AND BUDGET PERMITS, CONSIDER CONSULTING WITH PROFESSIONALS LIKE COPYWRITERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS TO IMPROVE ON ANY ELEMENTS THAT MAY BE LACKING.

AS GDPR DATA LAWS ARE ALREADY ENFORCED IN THE EUROPEAN UNION (EU) AND POPIA DATA LAWS IN SOUTH AFRICA ARE ALREADY IMPLEMENTED, ENFORCED FROM 1 JULY 2021, BE SURE TO REVIEW YOUR BUSINESS PROCESSES IN TERMS OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT IN SUCH A WAY THAT IT INCORPORATES ONLINE PROCESSING WITH INTERNAL HR RESULTING IN AN EFFECTIVE PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF USAGE DOCUMENT THAT PROTECTS ALL PARTIES INVOLVED, AND THEIR PERSONAL INFORMATION THROUGH THE DATA SUPPLY CHAIN. IT IS ALWAYS WISER TO SEEK PROPER LEGAL COUNSEL FROM AN ATTORNEY SPECIALISING IN POPIA AND GDPR DURING THE PLANNING STAGES OF BUSINESS FORMATION WHERE NEW OR REFORMING ORGANISATIONS ARE CONCERNED.

IF YOU WANT TO SAVE TIME AND MONEY THEN THE PLANNING TO EXECUTION RATIO SHOULD BE 9:1
90% PLANNING RESULTS IN AN IDEAL IMPLEMENTATION.

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IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR EVENT, MEMBERSHIP, PROPERTY, DOCUMENT, MULTI-VENDOR ECOMMERCE INTEGRATED SYSTEMS WHICH REQUIRES HIGHLY FLEXIBLE FRONTEND INTELLIGENCE AND/OR MULTI-USER FRONTEND OR BACKEND INTRANET SYSTEMS WHICH ARE DATA-LAW COMPLIANT AND AUDITABLE, WE MANAGE THOSE PROJECTS WITH A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO COMPLETE BUSINESS SECURITY, COMPLIANCE AND TRAINING.

We can also host and express install many top systems...
(for reseller partners only)

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Website budgeting

One can expect to pay anywhere from nothing to millions of rands and dollars on a website.

The Free State Provincial Government of South Africa spent R97 809 408 over 3 years on their website and that was almost a decade ago.*
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Some websites offer free websites and free web builders, and although they can yield some great results, terms and conditions always apply and are often not sufficiently considered in terms of legal jurisdiction of information processing and ownership. Few are based in South Africa and therefore contributes little to nothing towards the local development of skills, education, business and the South African economy.

South Africa has a wide variety of web developers of varying skill-level and whom generally specialise in a particular fields within the realms of web development, design or engineering. Few graphic designers can code and if a programmer can design then it is likely they will charge accordingly.

Below is a basic guideline on what one can expect to pay when budgeting for a website per specific project or per hour

One should also consider how understanding of data laws, finance, copyright, PR, customer service, supply chains and logistics, security and other value added factors can affect the rate a company, brand house or freelancer will charge and you should feel free to ask them for their skills and professional references.
Hourly
Per project
  • Web developer
  • R350
  • *Based on industry average
  • Brand activation
  • Logo and advertising
  • Animation design
  • Videography
  • WordPress admin
  • Joomla admin
  • CS Cart admin
  • Domain admin
  • Server admin
  • HTML coding
  • CSS coding
  • JavaScript
  • SQL
  • Get assistance
  • Web designer
  • R450
  • *Based on industry average
  • Brand activation
  • Logo and advertising
  • Animation design
  • Videography
  • WordPress admin
  • Joomla admin
  • CS Cart admin
  • Domain admin
  • Server admin
  • HTML coding
  • CSS coding
  • JavaScript
  • SQL
  • Get assistance
  • Web engineer
  • R650
  • *Based on industry average
  • Brand activation
  • Logo and advertising
  • Animation design
  • Videography
  • WordPress admin
  • Joomla admin
  • CS Cart admin
  • Domain admin
  • Server admin
  • HTML coding
  • CSS coding
  • JavaScript
  • SQL
  • Get assistance
  • Specialist
  • R950
  • *Based on industry average
  • Brand activation
  • Logo and advertising
  • Animation design
  • Videography
  • WordPress admin
  • Joomla admin
  • CS Cart admin
  • Domain admin
  • Server admin
  • HTML coding
  • CSS coding
  • JavaScript
  • SQL
  • Get assistance
This is just a guideline, one should prepare a spec of requirements and request quotes from their preferred specialist based on objectives.

A junior graphic designer may charge 20% of these rates and a senior specialist can charge much more than these rates.
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