Based in KwaZulu-Natal, Justin Whittaker is an established South African freelance website designer with proven methods to market your business online.
A website is an important tool in marketing your business on the internet. By having a website designed for yourself or company you can showcase a broad range of information that will enable visitors and potential clients to learn more.
Special attention is given to you from the time you enquire and continues long after your website is running. When designing your website, priority will be given on applying your brand and enhancing the layout so that visitors can easily find what they want.
Website Design Costs
Get a three page business website, starting from R4750.
This a 3 page responsive website for those who are looking to show off more of what they offer. For example, adding pages such as services, downloads, company history and so on.
You may also choose to include a gallery of photos and contact details along with an enquiry form and Google maps to your location.
Website Design Add-Ons
If you feel you may need more pages to promote your business, the setup fee is R750 per additional page.
Should you want to update the website yourself, it is an additional R1500 once-off for the entire website.
Finally, if you simply need a few updates to your current website, this is billed at R500 per hour and a time estimate is provided beforehand.
Live Website Design Examples
Richter Occupational Therapy
Sereneté Wellness Centre
KZN Air Shocks
E&D Consulting Services
Wendy’s Country Lodge
JC Tax Services
ON THE BAY Waterfront Villas
St Lucia Livingston Lodge
Sugar & Spice Home Industries
Richardson Udarajh & Partners Inc.
Blue Marlin Guest House
Zululand Sports Centre
Website Design Features
Clear, User-friendly Navigation
Content is laid out in a clear and concise way to allow visitors to find the information quick and easy.
Simple and Professional Responsive Design
Typically, the websites best at effectively converting site visitors into buying customers, maintain an attractive layout, but keep it clean and simple. A responsive design allows the website design to adapt and fit within various screen sizes.
List various contact details for visitors to get in touch.
Place your operating hours so visitors know when they can make contact.
Contact Form with Captcha / Anti-Spam
A form that allows visitors to fill in and request information and allow them to leave contact details.
Company Profile, Services, Projects, Staff
Showcase company information, list of services, project information, team members etc.
Display photos for your business in one main album or have various folders / albums of photos.
Pin your business on a Google Map to assist visitors in getting to your location.
Header Image or Slider
Include images and sliders on your website to showcase your beautiful photos to your customers.
Have links to your online social media profiles to increase visitor engagement.
Allow visitors to view and download documents such as company profile, BEE, tax status, catalogues etc.
Links to external websites
You may have links to other websites for visitors to view.
Base SEO requirements are setup and loaded in the website to ensure it gets picked up online.
Submit to Google
When the website is launched and live for all to see, it is also submitted to Google to include in their directory. Google will first need to index your website which may take a few days until it appears.
Monthly Statistics with Google Analytics
Google Analytics is setup so visitors can be tracked on your website. A monthly report is automatically sent and provides insight into details such as how many people visited the website, what pages are most popular etc.
Quick Turn-Around time
Development and design of your website does not have to take months. The standard time frame for a website is 1-3 weeks from date of deposit.
Hosting of Email and Website
Domain registration, email accounts and website hosting can also be offered with my recommended providers, who operate dedicated servers within top South African hosting companies.
Website Design Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take for my website to be designed?
The timescale of a website design project is often dictated by the client. If you have a deadline in mind I will endeavour to meet it for you. The most common delay in the creation and completion of a new website is waiting for content (text/images) to be sent by the client. I aim to design and complete a website within 1 – 3 weeks.
What do you need from me exactly?
I will ask you to supply me with your logo and the content you’d like to include on the website. I will also ask you for inspiration (i.e. your likes and dislikes), contact details you’d like to show, accreditations and a few other small things.
Will we need to have a meeting in connection with the website design?
In some cases a meeting isn’t necessary. I place website designs in a private folder where only you and I can view the content. I then liaise with you regularly to discuss the website designs in order that the design and functionality is exactly as you wish.
Who owns the website once the website design is completed?
The website belongs to you. I can send you a copy of the website if requested. This copy is for your retention and should you wish to use another website design or hosting company, you are completely at liberty to take this copy to them to use.
Do you develop websites using any Content Management Systems (CMS)?
Yes, most websites are designed with either WordPress or Joomla, depending on the scope of the project.
Do you work on weekends?
Weekends are a valuable time to relax with friends and family. Unless otherwise arranged, most projects are scheduled during weekdays.
Can you help me take photos for my website?
Yes! I have been doing photography since 2012 and can assist in capturing vibrant photos or sourcing suitable ones online.