Website Design Plans

The Starter


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Website Design: Starter Plan:
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  • 5 pages of content;
  • Flexibility - add more pages later
  • Fast, minimal coding for blistering speed;
  • Handy Contact Panel;
  • Social Media integration;
  • Mobile ready;
  • Branded menu buttons
  • Free uploading and testing



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Starter +
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  • Header slider to display your business
  • Visitor contact form
  • This includes the Starter Plan plus header slider and contact form that enhance both the functionality and aesthetics of your website.

The Advanced


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Intermediate +
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  • Content management system to maintain your own content.
  • Advanced slider functionality - captions, pause, links.

The Ultimate


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The Advanced +
Ultimate web design Durban
  • Ten pages of comprehensive content;
  • Useful right sidebar;
  • Two level menu for compact navigation

Suggested Reading

There are dozens of books, hundreds of websites and thousands of articles on er, websites. I only have time to read a very few.

Website Usability

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The single discipline that underpins all the others in the field of website development is website usability. If websites are unusable then why have them?

Practically, a more usable website will be more successful than a less usable one.

   Durban Web Designers Websites   The guru of website usability is Jakob Neilsen, the man who raised serious questions about the web's obssession with bells and whistles. He's disliked by most of the eye-candy guys as a result (

Website Writing

   Durban Web Designers Websites   This is a fantastic little book by Rachel McAlpine, apparently little known. I found it under 'Dictionaries' in the local bookstore. It contains a wealth of information on how to write for the Internet. She also has her own website (

Gerry McGovern ( is web content guru not afraid to speak his mind and therefore attracts critics which is a good sign. Subscribe to his newsletter, it's always worth a read.

General Resources

   Durban Web Designers Websites   Far too many to list them all but worthy of mention is Nettutsplus ( and Smashing Magazine ( Net tuts is more techniques and Smashing is more design but there is a lot of overlap. They sell an inexpensive book on web design.

Fancy your hand at HTML? The best site is W3Schools (

Colours are very important but most designers do not know how to use them to create a mood. Lots of software and websites but a book can be useful.

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Other Services

Updating your Own Website using WordpressUpdating your own website

Site Maintenance, Hosting and UpdatingOur website maintenance

eCommerce serviceWe do eCommerce

Database driven websites using MySQLDatabase driven websites

Website Design tuitionLearn to design websites

Useful Guides

Web Design 101A Guide to 'Websites 101'

Using websites to market your businessOnline marketing

Usability - the key to Website Design SuccessWebsite usability

Bedtime storiesSuggested bedtime reading