FREE WEBSITE OFFER

A FIRSTWEB EXCULSIVE WEBSITE DESIGN OFFER

NEED A WEBSITE?

Now there is no need to layout a substantial amount of money to get a modern professional web presence!

 

We design for you!

You send us your content and we will design a modern mobile friendly website for you.

The design is based on a single web page layout with an “always visible” navigation menu and smooth interactive auto scroll navigation.

VIEW OUR SAMPLE SITES BELOW

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What you get…

  • A free .co.za domain registration
  • 3 email accounts
  • 5 alias email addresses

Website

  • Main header image
  • Intro section – up to 400 words
  • About us section  – up to 400 words
  • Products section – 6 products with 100 word description per product
  • Services section – up to 400 words
  • Gallery – up to  10 images
  • Contact details
  • Enquiry form
  • Plus social sharing buttons to all popular social platforms

You only pay for hosting

What you get with the web page builder

  1.  User friendly interface
  2. Drag & drop functionality
  3. Over 600 fonts
  4. A backend and frontend visual builder
  5. Enquiry form module
  6. Picture Gallery module
  7. Tabbed Info module
  8. An accordian info module
  9. Circle counter
  10. Bar counter
  11. Call to action module
  12. Button module
  13. Countdown timer
  14. Client testimonial module
  15. Person module, for staff photos and credentials

So you are interested in learning how easy it is to build and maintain your own website?

Lets start with these 3 simple steps to making your own website

Choosing a Domain Name

Advice on how one should go about deciding on a good domain name for your website

Wordpress Website Platform

A brief history about website development and what is the ideal website plateform for you to use to build your brand new site on

Start Building Your Website

Here you will learn how easy it is to create your very own website, how WordPress works, how to use plugins to enhance your website, etc.

STEP #1 Choosing a Domain Name

Good practice when choosing a domain name

  • If you are creating a website for your business, your domain name should match your company name. For example: YourCompanyName.co.za
  • If you’re planning to set up a website for yourself, then YourName.co.za can be a great option.

Domain names usually end with .co.za, .com, .org or .net, but latley, a huge amount of domain extensions (the end part of the web address, like .com) have come out, ranging from .club to .store.

Our advice, stick with the popular domain extentions like .co.za or com, they are easy to remember and cost less to register and renew.

Hyphens and Domain Name Length
Don’t use hypenate your domain name, for example your-company-name.co.za, and try keep it as short as possible, the longer the domain name the more chance it gets spelt incorrectly.

STEP #2: Your Website Platform

Many years ago, nearly all websites were built using HTML code, CSS and Flash animation. These took a long of time to learn and was difficult for people who had no previous coding experience. This is why even today, most people have the idea that creating a website from scratch is difficult and needs experienced coding and design skills – this is no longer the case!   In 2003, a content management system (CMS) called WordPress was launched by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little which made creating a website accessible to everyone.   In simple terms, WordPress (a website building platform) is a user-friendly platform allowing the end user like yourself to build websites and manage your own online content, instead of contracting the likes of a website development agency or a deveopler.

Why WordPress and not a website builder?

Where website builders are restrictive not only in the number of web pages you can create but also in layout and what functionality they offer, plus are normally designed for a specific hosting company, and their servers, WordPress on the other hand, has basically endless functionalies, unlimited web pages, and can be hosted anywhere in the world.

  • WordPress is SUPER beginner-friendly
    If you are familiar with Microsoft Word, then you already know how add your own content! Plus with the page builder you will recieve from us, creating different page layouts, adding text and images, photo galleries, etc. is a snap!
  • Endless Functionality 
    You can have a website, a blog or a shopping cart, or any combinations of these, all under the same domain, the skys the limit!
    WordPress can be enhanced with free plugins to handle just about any site you can imagine – from business websites, blogs and even eCommerce sites.
    What are plugins?  A plugin is a software module containing a group of functions that can extend and expand the functionality of your WordPress site, for example, you’ll be able to add contact forms, subscription forms, image galleries and so on for your website.
  • Unlimited Web Pages
    Create as many web pages as your heart desires.
  • Popularity
    Wordpress makes up around 24% of all the websites on the Internet. According to internetlivestats.com, in 2017 there are about 1.1 bilion websites on the Internet and 264 million of those sites are WordPress.
  • Ideal for Small or Large Sites
    Wordpress is perfect even for a single page website or sites as big a Sony Music or MTV News.
  • Mobile Friendly, meaning your site will look great on a PCs, laptops, mobile phones & tablets
    With around 80.2% of South Africans using their cell phones to acces the web, it is very important that your site gives them a good user experince, no matter what device they are using.
  • Up to Date
    Wordpress is forever evolving and improving, this insures that your website will always be in line with the latest website technologies from now into the future.

STEP #3: Start Building Your Website

Installing WordPress

We got this covered, we install and setup WordPress on our servers under your domain on your behalf, we also install a “must have” set of plugins to get you up and running. All you need to do is to follow the link we have supplied you to our Youtube channel and start watching our step-by-step instructional videos and build your website. We give you all the tools you will need to start your project in these easy to follow video lessons.

What will you learn in our step-by-step instuctional videos

  1. How to create a…
    1. Home  page
    2. About us page with staff photos and introductions
    3. Contact us page with an enquiry form and Google map
    4. Product pages
    5. and a Photo galleries
  2. Select the layouts which will suite your content for each of these pages
  3. Design and structure your pages using different modules to create interesting layouts
  4. Create and edit your website navigation menu
  5. Create multi level drop down menus in seconds
  6. Add your logo to the header of your site
  7. Setup your social media links
  8. Learn how to edit, crop, resize and optimise images and photos, for the header sliders and photo galleries
  9. And for your photo galleries learn how to resize and optimze bulk images in a single folder.

And then?

Once you have completed the video tutorials, you will be able to apply what you have learnt to create your own website or use our sample site as a template which you have built while following our video tutorials, and just update the content with your text and images.

Video tutorials always available!

Also you will be able to refer back to the videos when ever you need to recap on what you have learnt.

Support

Even though our step-by-step instructional videos teaching you how to build your website from the ground up, and are very comprehensive, there still maybe times when customers may require some additional assistance with the site development or maintenance.

We are here to supply free help and support either telephonically or via Skype or email, between 8am and 4pm weekdays.

6 months free support to assit you with any issues you may have while designing your website.

Design

Should you require additional design assistance, for example…

  • creating full width images  for your web page headers
  • creating slider images
  • banners
  • custom icons

We will gladly assist in this regard for a nominal fee.

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