We began business 15 years ago (seems like it was just yesterday!). Based in Johannesburg our core business is creating professional Websites for business. More recently we are also offering mobile friendly websites, in fact all our new websites, for the last 4 years, are mobile friendly. Thetaware strives at all times to make use of the latest technology to enhance the experience of visitors to your website. As the world becomes more “connected” we endeavour to keep up to date with the latest trends and include, not necessarily everything, but what is appropriate in the development of new websites.
In the past if you wanted a website that worked on a mobile device you actually required two websites and sometimes two hosting accounts, one for desktops and another for the mobile device. Fortunately with today’s technology it is possible to make one website that works on all platforms, with the website optimising itself for the screen size of the viewing device. With more and more people using their smart phones and tablets to access the internet (60% of searches come from these devices according to Google, this research was done in 2016 but as we approach the end of 2017 the percentage is most likely even higher). Thus a mobile presence is not just nice to have, it’s essential.
Our most recently completed websites are featured here, thus giving our customers some exposure for their new website. All websites we have built are featured on our Portfolio page. Note that the first row are not mobile friendly and represent our early work.
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Of course one is not limited to 5 pages, different businesses will have different needs, a hotel for example could have a page for facilities within the hotel or data about their restaurants. You may also want to add a page of references, current customers, successes, a portfolio etc. The number of pages you use varies according to the needs of your business, take your time don’t rush it, look at other websites in a similar industry to yours, if you find one that you like decide why you like it and if it actually tells what they do. Be cautious of being tempted to use fancy animated graphics, think of your own experience in searching for a product or service – you click on a link that looks like a possible candidate and are presented with such an animation that tells you nothing about what you’re looking for and seems to take forever to load, what do you do? You go somewhere else = one lost potential customer. Pictures: once we get started and your ready to send us the pictures you want to use, please ensure that they are of the highest resolution and quality. The reason for this is that while optimising the pictures for optimum performance (quick loading), the resultant quality is much better when we start from a high quality picture. Please also give us a brief description of each picture (IMG001, IMG002 or whatever generic name your cell phone or camera gives is not very helpful or meaningful), It makes them easier to find and categorise as well as improving the chances of your website achieving better ranking on the search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing etc. Another task you will have is to choose a domain name (assuming you don’t have one already), as it is possible that the name you want may already be taken, choose 5 or 6 that you like from most desirable to least desirable. Here is a questionnaire in MS Word that will help and guide you.
- Adding a large product list to the website R2 500.00
- A separate catalogue R250.00 / page
- Monthly maintenance R500.00 (if there are frequent changes), this will provide 5 hours of our time each month for the maintenance of your website, should the 5 hours be exceeded the additional hours are billed at the Ad Hoc rate.
- Ad Hoc maintenance (for less frequent changes) R150.00 / hour
As an alternative option we also offer monthly packages which some might find easier.
- Basic Brochure website including initial domain registration, monthly hosting, occasional minor maintenance changes and basic SEO work, it does not include Annual domain renewal, R650.00 / Month
- CMS Type Website. This type of website is ideal for websites such as shopping websites where the information could change regularly, this includes initial domain registration, monthly hosting, occasional minor maintenance, basic SEO work. It does not include annual domain renewal. R850.00 / month. With this type of website it is possible for the customer to do their own changes, should they wish to do so then the monthly charge is reduced to R700.00 / month.
Mobile Friendly Conversions:
Have you searched on Google recently? Did you notice some of the websites have the following text underneath the main heading “Your page is not mobile-friendly.” does you google entry appear like this, click on the link you will be able to test your website.
If you’re happy with the basic design of your website, but it’s not mobile friendly and you would like it to be, we can convert it for you the desktop version will remain basically the same, there will be some compromises to make it mobile friendly mainly due to the smaller screen size. R500.00 / page converted.
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO):
Basic search engine optimisation is always done as part of building a website which involves a substantial amount of work of ensuring suitable keywords, the length of the title, the length of the meta description and more. Although that helps it is not the end of the story. Don’t believe the offers of getting you to page 1 in a day, if they do they’re cheating (violating Google’s rules), and whilst they may get you to the top you won’t be there for long Google quickly identifies these an usually kicks them off Google altogether. Proper SEO work takes time. We offer 3 basic packages starting at R1200.00 / month this will include a site analysis correction of any design errors, keyword search, monitoring of several other parameters involved in improving your SEO ranking on the search engines
My www.healthyalternatives.co.za website was recently hacked and to all intents and purposes destroyed. Being an e-ignoramus, I needed help URGENTLY. Was put in touch with Ian of Thetaware. Man, did he go the extra mile! – got the new site up and running virtually over the weekend and has become a mentor par-exellence. with such a helpful and creative attitude. Thank you Ian — you deserve the 5 stars. Geoff Harris
Ian Alport from Thetaware, the process of creating our website could have been extremely frustrating, but you made it a pleasurable one. A million times thank you for accommodating our office – The SAVF Pretoria Social Work Services, an NGO that is always trying to raise funds. You have really gone the extra mile to help us create a wonderful website which we are very proud of. You have shown commitment and dedication that will forever be appreciated.” Kind Regards / Vriendelike Groete Adele de Meillon
Thetaware has done an amazing job of revamping my website. It is now super functional, to the point and looks very professional. It is also mobile friendly which has made a big difference to my clients ability to search for my business. I am in the construction industry and so have vehicle signage etc. I often notice people in the traffic seeing the website details on my van and doing a phone search in Ian has been extremely helpful and patient to realising my concept of how my website should fit my specific industry. It has been a real collaborative process which has been great and he has help and guided the process. Ian and Thetaware deliver a professional, enlightening and quality service! I will continue to use Ian’s services and highly recommend Thetaware to my friends and clients. Please have a look at my great website. www.austinpainting.com.au Murray Austin Austin Painting
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