TABLE OF CONTENTS
WEBSITE DESIGN SERVICES
— Website Consultation
— Domain Name Registration
— Website Hosting
— SSL Certificates
— Website Migration
— Website Maintenance
— Website Design
— Website Development
TYPES OF WEBSITE DESIGN
— WordPress Template Site
— Basic WordPress Site
— Business Website
— E-Commerce Website
— Online Booking System
— Portfolio Website
— Custom Website Design
— More Website Design Types
Koala Design offers a diversity of website design services ranging from domain registration, content creation, A/B testing, landing pages design and web development to name a few. The webpage content of this website article will give a comprehensive description of my Web Design and Development services on offer. My web design service ensures a quality design with maintenance and support to match. As a digital craftsmen I create and design beautifully crafted websites that depict interface design simplicity and a user experience design that follows accessibility standards that are truly user-focused websites that offer a responsive web design experience. If you would like a website redesign, front-end development, web app development or a simple web page design; – my user experience designer and web developer will create a high quality site with original content that is relevant to your company, products and services. My web design services include site conversions from HTML websites, Wix, Joomla, Drupal and other CMS platforms. I can create a custom WordPress design that supports multiple users to manage digital content, E-commerce website solutions with niche custom post types in line with your companies offerings that have a clear, usable design structure and dynamic content to help customers quickly locate the content they are seeking.
The services you may require depends on what stage your website is at. Get in touch with me and I will send you a comprehensive quotation with my recommended design features included. You can also have a look at my Website Design Cost Calculator page which will give you estimates of Website Design pricing.
Koala Design specialises in SEO and if search engine optimisation is important to you; – I recommend starting your website content creation process with some SEO tips. Please have a look at my SEO Services on offer.
I offer a holistic and strategic consultation service. By directly collaborating with your team I am able to define the necessary requirements and objectives to implement a powerful information architecture of your business. I am able to offer design guidelines and recommendations across all areas of your business’s online footprint keeping your businesses current and abreast of the latest web strategies, marketing and business optimisation techniques.
My goal is to be integrated in the clients’ decision making process becoming a trusted adviser and strategist of your online presence by offering fully integrated long-term support, honed guidance and a productive and strategic consulting experience. I assist in avoiding costly mistakes, maximising your return on investment, delivering up-to-date advice and lay the foundation for years of sustainable growth.
Whether you are building a new website or would like to evaluate if your established website infrastructure needs rebuilding; – I will develop a website strategy that is capable of generating increased conversions throughout all digital assets of your company; – proliferating the profitability of your business.
I am able to assist with your overall site architecture, help in diagnosing common website errors, lay out an optimal, authentic and comprehensive website hierarchy and map out the structure of your website with perceptive and inherent sitemapping.
My creative strategy implements a structural design procedure, organising and labelling techniques that present information in a way that encourages an efficient and effective understanding of business niches and focuses on usability and findability which offers the best user experience empirically holistic to the website user’s behaviour.
More in-depth website auditing and social media strategy is part of my SEO Services offerings
I understand that your online efforts are an investment in your future.
DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATIONS
Let us register your domain for you reflecting yourself as the registrant of your website name; – simplifying a domain transfer request in the unlikely event that you might wish to move your domain to a different hosting service provider. Koala Design is not a Domain Registration nor a Web Hosting Company. I can assist in making it easy and inexpensive to get the domain name you want.
By registering your name early I help in ensuring the future, security and the integrity of your company, brand or product name. Be sure to register your own personalised company/brand/business domain name before your competitor does. If you are not ready to launch your business; – My Website Solutions Services can park your domain while you prepare your business’ online presence for launch day.
I generally use the Hetzner South Africa website hosting platform for e-mail or website hosting of local websites. Many alternative platforms are available however; – I have been involved in the domain hosting game since 1999 and have dealt with many unsatisfactory web hosting companies in South Africa. Hetzner offers impeccable and efficient customer support with web experts available at all hours. The SEO value of hosting locally is debatable but I do believe that hosting your site locally is the best option.
Koala Design’s Hosting Services is an in-house managed IT service to it’s clients. My hosting maintenance fees include management of the full suite of webhosting services. We’ll manage any DNS control (A, MX, CNAME and TXT records) requests if you would like to point your web browsing and mail records to another IP address or if you wish to park your domain in the interim; giving you the necessary time to construct your online presence. I manage the creation and configuration of new email addresses.
I offer a full suite of hosting services geared towards entrepreneurs and small to medium sized business owners.
Securing your website with a SLL certificate is a breeze. We’re able to assist in registering proprietary SSL licenses or using the free ‘ Let’s Encrypt ‘ certification service. We’ll configure your website to respond to the new address and ensure that your traffic is directed to the correct website address.
My SEO marketing plan incorporates services relevant to domain name changes and instances where you have switched over to the more secure ‘https’ communications protocol. I highly recommend incorporating a secure digital certificate for your domain.
Website migration can be looked at from many angles. First and foremost it would generally mean that one would like to migrate a website’s location i.e. moving from one domain to another. This could also mean simply moving from an http protocol to a https protocol. Migrating a website could also mean changing the platform a website was built on. Examples of these would be moving a website from Wix to WordPress and visa versa or migrating from Shopify to WordPress and visa versa or redesigning a html or php website with the use of a Content Management System like WordPress. Many other website platform migrations exist on the inter-webs and Koala Design is able to assist with these although I would usually suggest a website migration to WordPress in most cases whether it be a small business website or e-commerce website. WordPress is my go-to platform of late although I have experience with migrations of many of the other platforms.
The notion that a site migration can cause your search engine rankings to drop is very true; – only if not done with careful planning. Losing website rankings in turn can cause loss of overall traffic and loss of revenue. Koala Design’s website migration strategy and intricate migration planning and checklist greatly decreases the chances of your website dropping rankings and I actually strive to improve your rankings during a migration. This however is a topic more suitable on the Search Engine Optimisation section of Koala Design’s services.
If you would like to enquire about moving your website; – please get in touch.
Monthly WordPress platform updates is a necessity to prevent malicious code exploits. These updates are generally done once a month unless a security threat has been detected whereby I update and apply critical security patches the moment I have been made aware of any threats that may affect your website. My website maintenance plans deal with many aspects of monitoring and keeping your website performance in shipshape and secure; – ensuring up-time of your website domain and a pleasant user experience. Database maintenance is included in all maintenance plans; – Cleaning up, repairing and organising your database tables to keep your site running in tip-top shape.
I have 3 tiers of website maintenance plans available. The first being the Basic WordPress Maintenance which includes security updates and backups. The second plan is the Basic Website Maintenance which includes the prior plans services as well as on-site optimisations regarding website performance, website architecture, accessibility and website standards integration. The last tier is the Full Service Website Maintenance plan which includes all prior plan services as well as SEO Maintenance issues. All my maintenance plans allow for basic website editing i.e. if would like to only change a couple of words or paragraphs of your website content; – at no additional cost.
WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Koala Design is an accomplished website design company. I am abreast of the current design trends and specifically pay attention to the impact any new trend will have on your websites search engine optimisation.
I design user-friendly (basic or complex), eye-catching websites with intuitive navigation, appearance and functionality as design elements in the web design process resulting in a clean and appealing design reflecting the virtue of your business’s services.
I can assist with the structural customisation of your website improving the end-user experience. The usability of your site is a key factor in maintaining high website traffic statistics. I ensure the layout of your website is structured to encourage social sharing and further interaction with your brand; – calls to action that will engage customers and encourage conversions.
I ensure that your website is compatible with multiple browsers designed with coding integrity allowing accessibility to handicapped users as well as ensuring your website will be located by search engines; – Creating a meaningful web presence for your business.
Website performance, response time and PageSpeed are taken into consideration; – applied website configuration and functionality ensuring the inner workings of your site does not increase your website’s bounce rate.
The SEO division implements applied website marketing strategies that are able to find and engage your target audience.
I incorporate advanced security measures in order to reduce the risks of your website’s integrity being compromised.
WORDPRESS TEMPLATE WEBSITE
This is my most basic and cheapest website design package on offer. It allows for a maximum of 5 pages – Requesting additional pages, image galleries or pages with more than 2 images will be extra. Choose this package for a quick turnaround and inexpensive website design option. All WordPress Theme Template designs will require FULL payment up front.
In this package you are able to select your WordPress Theme from the StudioPress Showcase. There are literally 100’s of website themes to choose from. A Template Website package design will be a verbatim copy of the selected theme’s structure with no changes to the layout permitted under the quoted price. Any website layout modifications will be an additional cost to your quoted price.
Once I have received all relevant information for your website i.e. content, logo, banners and images in digital format I can start the website design process and you can expect your website to be live within 3 days. Please bear in mind that content for all sections of your chosen theme needs to be submitted before I can start the website development process.
The Template package is not eligible for any of the SEO services or SEO maintenance packages. If you require SEO then please select any other package.
BASIC WORDPRESS WEBSITE
This is my most basic and cheapest custom website design package on offer. It allows for a maximum of 6 pages – Requesting additional pages, image galleries or pages with more than 2 images will be extra. This website package is ideal for an affordable custom website; – designed with WordPress. Choose this option if you would like a custom made cheap website.
In this package you can brief us on any desired website layout and style or opt for a WordPress Theme from the StudioPress Theme Showcase. There are many unique website designs and layouts to choose from. I will customise your Theme of choice to your liking. In most cases I will reproduce the Theme from scratch unless purchasing the Theme and editing it’s layout is more cost effective.
Alternatively scrounge the internet for websites that tickle your fancy; – look for various layouts and pay attention to any particular functionality that you like as well as the navigation (menu bar) and I will quote on customising and personalising a similarly styled website for you. Finding a website that you like often makes the task of conceptualising your thoughts easier.
Please bear in mind that content for all sections i.e. website text, logo, banners and images of your conceptualised theme needs to be submitted in digital format before I can start building your website.
The ‘SEO 101 Principles‘ SEO Service Package is the only SEO services package allowed for the ‘Basic Website‘ package and unlike the ‘Template Website‘ package; – is eligible for the ‘SEO Maintenance’ package; – bearing in mind that you have to select to host your website with Koala Design.
WORDPRESS BUSINESS WEBSITE
This is my flagship website design package and allows you to conceptualise your website in detail. My website design consultancy service will lend a thoughtful and thorough ear to your desired specifications. The Business site package may incorporate any of the more technical website packages listed below although when using the ‘WebDesign Cost Calculator’; – I’d recommend choosing the package that meets your website functionality the closest.
E-COMMERCE WEBSITE (WORDPRESS)
My ECommerce website package integrates the selling of your products or services with distinct website functionality and noteworthy website design layout. I generally use the consolidated WooCommerce platform for WordPress with physical products or the ‘Easy Digital Downloads’ WordPress plugin for downloadable products. Both platforms are scalable and able to manage thousands of individual products or items.
Selling your products online can be a challenging endeavour. I assist in streamlining the process of integrating payment gateways and product delivery options.
An efficient online shopping cart needs to be particularly slick and user-friendly. Delivering an encouraging and conducive user experience is of utmost importance from the moment a potential customer lands on your website; – from the listing of your products to the ease of use during the check-out process.
I generally integrate my online shopping platform with a Genesis Theme and style your desired website look and feel according to your descriptive website requirements. There are many Genesis compatible themes to choose from if you wish to use a template theme site although this is not necessary as I can build a website in-line with your specifications. You could also have a look at the WooCommerce Showcase to get ideas for a website style in-line with your decorous website concept.
Koala Design’s impeccable SEO skills will assist in getting your E-Commerce Shop and products indexed by search engines and found by users seeking your products, items or services.
ONLINE BOOKINGS WEBSITE (WORDPRESS)
Booking systems, booking calendars and forms or online reservation systems are highly in demand and finding a solution that covers all aspects of your service offering can be exhausting. Online booking platforms are plenty-fold with many options to choose from although mostly managed by a 3rd party data management company. I design WordPress powered, in-house managed online reservations, appointment bookings and availability systems with ease of use that can effortlessly be updated and managed by yourself or your staff.
EVENT BOOKING SYSTEMS
ONLINE RESERVATIONS SYSTEMS
PORTFOLIO WEBSITE (WORDPRESS)
PORTFOLIO WEBSITE (WORDPRESS)
Online portfolios are pretty straight forward but capturing the viewers attention with a beautiful website design, layout and site functionality can bne tricky to master.
CUSTOM NON-WORDPRESS WEBSITE
Custom HTML websites, Drupal, Joomla or custom Bootstrap websites styled with CSS are catered for by Koala Design. Generally the coding involved requires more man-hours and are often pricier than my WordPress offerings. Please get in touch with us if you do not wish to use a Content Management System (CMS) for your website so I can discuss your website requirements.
OTHER WEBSITE TYPES
Photography Website | Online Photo Galleries | Dynamic Websites | Personal Blogs | Multi User Blogging Sites | Website Lisings | Directory Websites | Membership Systems | Event Calendar Sites | Knowledgebase/Wiki Websites | Job Boards | Question & Answer Websites | Online Communities | Coupon Websites | Auction Websites | Multilingual Websites | Podcasting Websites | Niche Affiliate Websites | School or College Websites | Non Profits and Religious Websites | Private Blogs | Family Blogs
I am able to assist with practically any style of website that you may require.
My Web Design Pricing page will give you an estimate of the web development costs to expect if you wish to redesign your website, update your website or create a new website.