Web Design

Having a professional, easy-to-use website is crucial for any business. All our websites are fully scalable, so your site can grow with your business. From one-page sites, to e-commerce sites with all the bells and whistles – we can do your web design quickly and affordably.

Custom built & unique

All of our sites are custom built and designed specifically for you. While there are countless free and paid for WordPress themes available, there’s nothing worse than seeing some other company using the same theme as you. With our unique webdesign built from scratch, you can be confident that your site doesn’t have dozens of clones around the internet.

One-on-one consultation

We will work closely with you to determine what it is you need for your website. We don’t believe in cookie-cutter solutions, but would rather adapt what we offer to best suit your specific needs. We will assess your existing online presence, if there is one. We can also look at the opportunities and the competition in your specific field and area so as to best optimise your site for relevant search queries to drive traffic to your site.

Professional editing & proofreading 

We have extensive experience in sub-editing and writing, keeping your website free of embarrassing errors.

Although our smaller packages do not include editing and proofreading, we’ll generally correct any mistakes we see in supplied copy. In our larger packages we’ll actively edit and neaten up all written copy. We are also available to write all your original website copy and can even ghost write your blog, should you need help with that.

For more details, please see our content production page.

Easy to update yourself 

We build our sites on the popular WordPress content management system. Using WordPress, it is easy to update content yourself with just basic computer skills.  Importantly, we don’t restrict your access to the site and we will show you how to access the back end easily yourself.

This way you can easily stay up to date with prices and other information that may change on a regular basis, without having to incur further costs from asking us to do it for you.

If at a later stage you’d like to change the look of your site using someone else, we will also provide them with all the necessary access to make changes to the site.

Mobile responsive sites

With more than three out of four internet users in South Africa now on mobile devices such as phones and tablets, it’s essential that your site looks good and is fully functional when viewed on the smallest to the largest of screens.

If you’re on a phone now, go ahead and rotate your screen and you’ll see how the content adjusts to the width so that there is no text or images running on the sides of your screen. If you’re on computer, just adjust the size of the browser window. As it gets smaller you’ll see elements like the slider and the logo at the top of the page will change and adapt to the different widths.

Many older sites were built before mobile was such a big consideration. If you have an older site, let us take a look and we can rebuild it so that you aren’t losing out on a big chunk of potential traffic.

Search engine optimised

SEO is important. All our sites have at least some of the basics to get you ranked on search engines, with our larger packages having more to boost your rankings. There’s only so much one can do with the build alone. For best results one needs a well thought out content marketing strategy, to produce regular and relevant content. Check out our search engine optimisation (SEO) and content production services for more information on how we can get your website found on Google.

No hidden costs

We’re 100% transparent about all our pricing. We also supply you full access to your site so that you are able to make make basic changes yourself – we don’t believe we should make you pay just because a price or a time has changed. Our basic entry-level packages are all once-off builds without maintenance, while the higher end packages that come with ongoing security, maintenance or content updates have upfront prices without any hidden surprises.

Professional & affordable web design packages

Your website is your digital shop front and often sets your potential customer’s first impression of your business. Whether you need a simple one-page site with contact details, or a detailed online shop with an ongoing blog, we can set you up quickly and affordably. Start off with a basic set up and add to it as your business and budget grows.

We have a range of packages on offer below, however each person’s needs are different and building a website is only one of the first steps in building up a successful online presence. Please get in touch to hear what we can do for you.

Hosting & Domains

We have our own servers that we are able to host your website on. If you already have web hosting, that’s not a problem at all and we can happily build your site on that hosting set up.

What if I already have hosting?

That’s no problem at all! We are able to build the site on our own servers and will transfer it to your own hosts once it is ready. We’ll need access to the hosting set up, which your provider will be able to supply us with. We may face limitations depending on your hosting setup, but almost all hosting providers will provide what is needed for our website builds.

  • We can register your .co.za or .com domain and host it for as little as R450 per year
  • We can also register and host other domains, such as .net, .org, org.za, .capetown etc

Please note all our hosting and domain registration services are bundled together with our other offerings. We are not a standalone web hosting company, but rather include it as added value for clients.

Web design packages

Ultimately we’d prefer to chat with you and give you a custom solution to suite your specific needs, but we have the following web design packages available:

For our full range of digital marketing packages, please go here.

You can also look at our packages pages for packages that include our other digital marketing services such as SEO, social media, content marketing, online advertising and direct mail. Whether you want one of these packages, more information or a custom solution, please contact us.

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If you’re not too sure what it is you want or whether you really need a website, please keep on reading and we’ll hopefully answer all your questions.

Why should Veldfire Digital design my site?

There’s heaps of competition among web design companies, so what puts us ahead of the competition? Not only do we bring technical web development and design skills to the table, we are also able to look at the bigger picture.

Together we have extensive experience in marketing, writing (for everything from search engines to students to leaders of industry), editing, photography and graphic design. We also understand people and we’re equally comfortable working as part of a larger team on large corporate jobs as we are working with individual small business owners.

When choosing someone to build your website you want to be confident they will think about your customer’s journey through your website and make it as effortless as possible. We’ll present your content clearly and directly, giving your visitors what they want and driving your website’s goals.

Hire a professional web designer or DIY?

Your website is the face of your business and represents your brand online, so you need to be able to trust that it will look good and function perfectly. While there are many free sites and tools to build websites, the easier ones are very restrictive, while the more powerful ones are time consuming to master.

Benefits of hiring a professional web designer

The functionality and appearance of your site can make or break your business. Sleek and seamless, personalised web design services will make you stand out from the crowd and allow you to showcase your product in it’s best light.

By not making use of professional web design services and instead using pre-made templates you run the risk your site will look cheap and because these templates have limited room for improvement, your website will end up looking just like everyone else’s. At Veldfire Digital we create tailor made designs that will display your business’s unique identity down to every detail, so you can be assured that your website will look as good as you always imagined. Sure, you could build your own site for free, but rather spend your time working on your business and leave the technical worries to us.

Why get your website design done in South Africa?

Cost is always a factor when you are considering making any purchase. Luckily in South Africa you can get professional web design done affordably. The exchange rate of the rand against major global currencies like the US dollar, euro, pound or Australian dollar together with the lower cost of living in South Africa means that we’re able to do more work for less. Although we’ll work for comparatively cheap, our products and service are on par with international standards.

While many countries are able to provide technical services for cheap, their services don’t compare in terms of language quality. We will also easily adjust our writing and content to suit your preferences. In South Africa we grew up learning the ‘proper’ Queen’s English at school, while at the same time growing up on US television, meaning that were are easily able to switch between styles. We’re equally comfortable writing about a “green-colored truck parked on the sidewalk” or a “yellow-coloured lorry parked on the pavement”, depending on who you are catering for.

Should I pay an hourly rate or get a web design package?

Pricing for web design in South Africa ranges vastly from company to company. The most important thing in choosing a company is that you will be getting the best value for your money. Choosing the best price for your web design depends on the scope of your project. If you already have a website and you just need to implement a few changes then an hourly rate would work better for you, whereas if you need to build a website from the ground up, a package might suit your needs better – it all depends on what you need. At Veldfire Digital we can set you up with a custom-built website that reflects your company’s personality and we offer a variety of packages to suit your budget and needs.

Who should have a website?

In short – everyone! Shopping has changed and more people are looking for services and products online than ever before. People often rely solely on the internet to learn about products or services that they are looking for. Whether you have a business, are an artist or have a product you want to sell online in this day and age you absolutely have to have a website to get noticed.

List of businesses that should definitely have a website

Can’t decide if your business needs a website or not? Here’s a list of businesses that definitely need a website.

  • Art sellers
  • Accommodation services
  • Bloggers
  • Bookkeeping services
  • Consulting services
  • Corporations
  • Course sellers
  • DTP services
  • Education services
  • Editing services
  • Event and project planning
  • Graphic design services
  • Online training services
  • Personal or virtual assistants
  • Personal services such as personal training or chef work
  • Photography services
  • Repair services
  • Small businesses
  • Travel services

Why small businesses should have a website

Building a website when you are starting your small business might seem like a huge expense, but at the end of the day many of your potential customers are looking for you online. Almost everyone uses the internet to get information – even local information. Potential customers are using their smartphones and tablets to decide where to go and what to buy. So your small business has to come up in a local search at the very least. Essentially people expect businesses to have their own websites.

You need a website. We can help. Chat to us about your needs and we’ll get you online in no time.

 

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