We offer price plans from R4.999 where YOU can save money on doing some of the work yourself with a little help from us!
What suits YOU the best?
SAVERYou like to do most yourself
- Support on preparation: 1hr
- Technical configuration: included
- First 1 menu item: included
- First 3 pages / posts / articles: included
- Training Content Management: 2hr
- After Care: 1hr
- Social Media Integration: excluded
- Analytics Integration: excluded
ComfortYou bring the content
- Support on preparation: 2hr
- Technical configuration: included
- First 3 menu items: included
- First 5 pages / posts / articles: included
- Training Content Management: 4hr
- After Care: 2hr
- Social Media Integration: optional
- Analytics Integration: optional
RelaxIt is going to be awesome
- Intake & Preparation: included
- Technical configuration: included
- Max 5 menu items: included
- Max 10 pages / posts / articles: included
- Training Content Management: optional
- After Care: 2hr
- Social Media Integration: 2 channels
- Analytics Integration: included
Our pricing policy
What is in a quote?
We will quote YOU on the three stages that the process of building a website takes. In the first stage we will build a draft design to show you the lay-out where there is some basic content in. You can still change the look and feel here up to three times.
In the second stage, the lay-out is fixed and we will work on getting the content in and finalize the website to a stage that it can be moved to your domain. Here you have to review the website and a maximum of three revisions is still possible.
In the third and final stage, the website is on your domain and the final configuration with regards to integration will be completed.
Why three deposits?
From day one, we will spend hours on the work that needs to be done. Preparation to show you the first lay-out already takes some hours and this is where the first 25% deposit comes in.
The second stage consumes most of the work and therefore requires a next 50%.
In the last stage the website is basically finished and the last 25% to transfer it to your domain.
What if I cancel?
The work done is covered by the deposits. We can provide you with file of the work (code) that has been completed at that stage in case you want to resume later or change to another developer. There are no refunds.
Why is there a maximum of revisions?
After every stage, the website gets more structured and changes might lead to reversing what already has been done. Setting a maximum not only prevents us from spending hours on changing what already has been completed but also gives YOU a stimulans to get your plans sorted.
What is additional work?
Any work that goes beyond what is agreed in the quote. We are able to offer you these prices to get YOU on the web and get started. If you want more, you can always move to the next package price. The deposits will be invoiced backwards.
What is custom coding?
We use premade layouts that can be customized to a certain level. Everything that we need to add in CSS, PHP or MySQL is considered custom coding.
There are a few customisations that we offer for free and will be quoted and decided on with YOU in the first stage.
Quote before start
We alway quote YOU before the work commences. In this quote YOU will find the stages the process of building your website goes through and what YOU can expect from us and we from YOU, depending the package YOU have chosen.
Deposits before each stage
The website will be completed after the third stage. Work only commences once proof of payment for the first 25% deposit has been received. In this stage we will build a draft version of the website on one of our testing domains. The second 50% is due before the final build of the website is transferred to your domain while the last payment of 25% is to complete the work after testing.
Cancellation and refunds
YOU can cancel any next stage which is not commenced and there are no refunds on deposits already made.
Maximum revisions on final build
During the second stage where the website is in a final build and is released for review, a maximum of 3 revision rounds will be allowed. After that, additional charges will apply for revisions at R500 per hour.
When additional pages are added and it exceeds the allowed number of pages for the chosen website package, the website cost will be increased according to the next package cost.
- Before pages are added which will incur additional costs, the client will be notified and asked for approval before the pages are added.
- Once the number of pages have gone into a higher package on client’s approval, the cost will not be reduced if the client later requests those pages to be removed (since the work for adding them has already been done).
Custom coding on templates not included in package prices. Template customisation available at R500 per hour.
UPDATE YOUR WEBSITE
Your website needs maintenance, like your car and smartphone. No maintenance can eventually lead to your website becoming unstable and even worse, get hacked.
If you have someone looking after your website, ask when it was updated for the last time. Software updates usually come every month so if the last update was year or longer ago, you are at risk.
Congratulations if you are up to date. You are among the few that really care.Read here about the rest.
We can also check for you.
REPLACE YOUR WEBSITE
Is your website older than two years, it should still be fine but start thinking about an upgrade.
Older than five year means you are on old technology.
Software to build websites evolves quickly and developers like to build new things and tempt to neglect old code.
That is why most vulnerabilities hide in older software.
Replacing your website does not have to be expensive. Most of the work (and thus costs) is already done.
Ask us for a quote.
Frequently Asked Questions
The only stupid question is the question that is never asked.
How do I know I am qualified for the Saver price plan?
That depends on your level of ambition.
We usually say that if you have some experience with (MS) Word, Powerpoint or (Apple) Pages, Keynote and Numbers to format text, you are good to go.
For the basic websites we prefer WordPress which comes with tools to format text and images.
That is why we help you prepare with the first items, included in the price.
What is a CMS?
Content Management System.
There are basically three (3) free for use CMS, all based on the Open Source Concept. With a CMS you can not only build a website but also manage the content like articles, posts and images.
WordPress is relatively easy to learn, Joomla has a steeper learning curve and Drupal is for more complex projects.
All of them are frameworks developed with (open source) PHP as programming language and MySQL as database.
Why is WordPress so popular?
Easy to learn, no programming skills needed to maintain content.
In the early days of the internet, WordPress was designed (in 2003) for Bloggers. You can still find the basics like pages and posts in the current version.
It is by far the most (and ideal) used CMS for basic websites although some major businesses still use WordPress.
The downside of WordPress is the basic architecture what has led to the enormous amount of plugins developed to add functionality. Every plugin is a dependency and needs updates.
The other CMS like Joomla and Drupal are both developed on a more robust framework but both have a much steeper learning curve.
Can I upgrade my old website?
Yes, you can. There are different ways.
That depends on how the website was built? If it was built with WordPress or Joomla, it is easy to convert but the question is how much content must be moved from one to the other?
If the website if, for example, less than 30 pages, I would not convert but copy the content. Most of the time the content (text and images) are outdated.
We can develop a new website on a different domain so your website stays online and can be used as input for the new one.
Once everything is ready, we move the new website to your domain.
What platform do you use for websites ?
We build all of our websites on the open-source Content Management System (CMS) platform called WordPress or with Joomla. The latter we generally quote for websites with over 20 pages and where managing content remains important.
WordPress is ideal for websites up to 10 pages, presentation of your business and creating a blog.
The difference between WordPress and Joomla is architecture. Joomla has build in functionality the move and manage content all over the website (modular) where WordPress uses pages and posts to manage content. WordPress is more flexible for small websites (< 10 pages) where Joomla requires a more sctructured approach and learning curve.
Can you help me with my website another web firm has built?
Yes we can but YOU have to realise that there might be issues of liability of multiple programmers touching the same code over time. We can always look into the site and give you our feedback.
The great thing of having an existing website is that YOU often already know what YOU want and what YOU don’t want anymore plus that the content is often already there. This makes it relatively easy to convert the existing website into a new one.