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Featured Website 01: Hill Billys

Our Website Design Client HillBillys is three small self catering cottages set on a working farm in the Champagne Valley of the central Drakensberg. There is also a small farm shop that is open every afternoon and at which both local residents and hotel chefs shop for fresh vegetables. After completing the site,  HillBillys took advantage of our website hosting maintenance plan which offers both hosting, search optimization, online promotion and site maintenance for a fixed monthly fee. Website Design Requirements I love this type of website design because it is so much more visual than lists of products. Many website designers ... Read More »

Featured Website Design : EeziPumps

Our client sells a variety of water pumps – pressure booster pumps, swimming pool pumps, sewage pumps and borehole pumps. This site is their third and focuses on the submersible pump range which includes sewage pumps, stainless steel dirty water pumps, borehole pumps and sewage lift stations. water-booster-pumps.co.za and swimming-pool-pumps.co.za are some years old and, while they follow a Dynamic Drive CSS based layout, are not designed from the ground up to be responsive. The new website submersible-pumps.co.za uses a responsive grid  based on skeleton grid system. The system is very lightweight and easy to use unless you want nested cells ... Read More »

Welcome to this First Post

The About page will give you some idea about the blog but briefly it is opinions, observations and methodologies related to my business as a website designer. Read More »

Not Taking My Own Advice

I always advise others never to discount their services. We have a certain skill set that has a value attached to it. I offer very discounted rates to a very few friends but I always invoice them the full amount less the discount – even if the discount is 90%. They then know the full value of what they’re getting. Problems arise when discounts are given to clients unknown to yourself. I have a number of clients in a small area so when I was approached by one of their own, I offered a 10% site discount. THe quote was ... Read More »