website design & development

Mobile responsive websites designed to suit your brand & services, built with only the best premium plugins & optimized for search engines.

modern custom design  –  clean and easy to navigate  –  responsive to mobile devices  –  SEO friendly  –  submission to Search Engines  –  analytics set up for tracking  –  safe and secure  –  ongoing maintenance and support  –  social media integration  –  newsletter integration

I am passionate about what I do, my goal is simple;

to create websites that make an impact and give you a return on your investment.

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what I do

I strive to create beautiful websites that make an impact and deliver a return on investment. I like to work hand-in-hand with clients, mostly helping small to medium-sized businesses acquire and retain customers by making user-friendly websites that are attractive and engaging for their users.

All my sites are developed in WordPress, mainly using the Divi theme. Over the ten nine years, I have assembled a tight list of premium plugins and themes that allow for rapid development, ensures sustainability and guarantees ongoing support.

I have a track record of success for clients in achieving increased online traffic and revenue gains after a website design or redesign. Once your new website has launched, I provide post-design services to help you see the value of your investment while you focus on running your business. These services include Search Engine Optimisation, content updates, WordPress core and plugin updates and Pay-Per-Click advertising.

“We worked with Red Calabash on the aesthetic upgrade and development of our online resource portal. Working with Red Calabash became a point of mutual learning – with us starting to review the content we share in the non-profit space and them providing creative ideas on how to share our material on the platform. Sam has been an open and informed developer to work with, taking on, and implementing ideas with a keen design eye. We are very happy with our new look, and look forward to engaging the new platform!”

Inyathelo: The South African Institute for Advancement

“I have worked with my fair share of website developers from different companies around Cape Town but have honestly thoroughly enjoyed working with Sam, from Red Calabash, the most and will be continuing to make use of her services in the future.”

Tammi Eastland – Trademark Media

“Sam was very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. She cared about what I wanted and did her utmost to accommodate that, while at the same time providing some much needed advice. I would happily recommend her to anyone.”

Tanya Normandeau Vivier – English with Tanya

“I am so impressed with Samantha’s efficiency, intuition and creative flare with regard to the design and set up of my new website. She balances friendliness and professionalism so well and is a pleasure to work with. Thanks for all your efforts, Samantha!”

Gillian Raffin – Raffin Attorneys

 

“When we set about rebranding and giving the Players’ Fund website a “face-lift”, Sam was a pivotal part of our team. She took our brief and transformed our old and boring website into a fresh and modern page which implores the visitor to delve deeper. The professionalism and attentive service made the job a breeze and still enjoy working with Sam.”

Tori Gardner – Players Fund

“Samantha was an absolute pleasure to work with and is very knowledgeable in her field. Her interpretation of my needs, her technical expertise and her design capabilities, resulted in my new website going ‘live’ within a fortnight. Any further changes required (by me) were handled efficiently and timeously.”

Belinda Harvey – Paradise Road Interiors

“Red Calabash have been a pleasure to work with for their efficiency, creative ideas and execution.  They have brought Planet Warriors to life digitally in a fresh, engaging way and been great at organising all the info.  On top of that they have taken us on as CSI project. Thank you!”

Carrie Searll – Planet Warriors

“We were lucky enough to have found Red Calabash by accident. Our brief was met with enthusiasm and total commitment from the outset. The development and execution of the website was accurate, in line with the brief, completed ahead of schedule and more than met our expectations. It has been a pleasure and thoroughly enjoyable to work with Samantha.”

Guy Harris – Newport

Web Development

blog or personal website
business website
eCommerce / online shops
booking systems
portfolio websites
non-profit websites
community building website
and more…

SEO

keywords optimisation
link your social profiles
submissions to search engines
analytics
webmaster tools
google places listings

Pay per click

Pay per click advertising
Target your market directly
Higher return on investment
Increase your reputation on Google
More traffic to your website
Increase website ranking
Increase prospective clients fast

my development process

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Step 1

Website questionnaire

Before we begin, take a moment to complete our website questionnaire and tell us as much as you can about what you expect from your website. Once we have a clear idea of what you need we can send you an official quote.

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Step 3

Getting started

I will need a few things before I can begin your new website, this includes; Your logo, hosting details, WordPress logins, images and pictures, content and your style guidance. I have made a detailed list of exactly what I need from you and how you can get this information to me. Read my getting started guide for exact details.

Getting started guide

Step 4

Design Process

The main part of designing a website is in the planning and layout stage of the process. Once I have received your content I will create your Page/Menu hierarchy of the website, then I will design the home page and a subpage (or more upon request) for approval first. Once you have approved the site layout and design I will begin with the design of the rest of your site, the pages, all functionality, and plugins will be in place. I will ensure your site looks great and functions well across all devices and web browsers before moving to the final step. Once the site is ready for final review, you can review each page and I will make the detailed edits. We ask that you please review ALL pages to make sure all spelling, grammar, addresses and information are correct before going live.

Step 5

Going live

Once you are happy with your new website and the site is ready to go live, all unnecessary plugins, pages, images and backend files will be removed. Your new website will be backed up and saved, should it ever need to be restored. After your website has gone live you have a 30 debugging period in which I will fix any broken or problems you may have missed during the approval process.

Step 5

Ongoing Support

Once you are happy with your new website and the site is ready to go live, all unnecessary plugins, pages, images and backend files will be removed. Your new website will be backed up and saved, should it ever need to be restored. After your website has gone live you have a 30 debugging period in which I will fix any broken or problems you may have missed during the approval process.

have a look at my portfolio:

  • Bua-Lit
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  • 65-on-Cliff
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  • Aberdeen-Self-Catering
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  • Ask-Inyathelo
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  • Bambelela
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  • Brainy-Birds
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  • Brand-Id
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  • Cape-Diversity-Tours---I-love-africa
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  • Change-Agent-Collective
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  • Chocolate-Collection
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  • Cool-de-Sac
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  • Cyril-Ramaphosa-Foundation
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  • D-Home-Maintenance
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  • Dr-Jennifer-Doull
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  • Flow-Evolution
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  • Freelives
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  • GDS-Index
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  • Harper-Co-Events
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  • Health-Insight
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  • Ikamva-Youth
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  • MCI-Sustainability
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  • Mooikrans-Venue
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  • Mwami-Africa
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  • NeoDerm
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  • Newport-Lighting-and-Design
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  • Nsobe-Game-Camp
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  • Out-of-Office-Hub
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  • Players-Fund
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  • Pretoria-Hotel
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  • Raffin-Attorneys
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  • Rakt
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  • Skin-Hout-Bay
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  • Streamline-Solutions
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  • The-Haven-Hotel
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  • Traffic-Magnet
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  • Verandah-Collection
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  • Villa-Palma
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  • WVDV-Properties
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  • You-Know-Water-Map
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Do you still have questions?

How long will it take?
Once you have paid your deposit and all your content and images have been given to me your site can take between 2-6 weeks to build depending on how complex your site is (often the biggest hold up on sites being finished in time is when content has been slowly provided by clients, the more efficient you are the more efficient I can be).

I am often booked 2 months in advance which means planning is essential. If you have an urgent project please contact me in case I do have the space to assist you right away.

How much will it cost?

The cost is completely dependant on the number of pages and features you require, e-commerce, forms, online bookings, membership etc, you’ll be looking at spending more money. To get the clearest picture of what price range you’re looking out, come and fill in our quote form and we’ll get back to you with how much you’ll be looking at.

R10 000 / A$1,000 for a one-page, parallax, brochure site
R10 000 – R30 000 / A$1,000 – A$3,000 for a starter site
R30 000 – R50 000 / A$3,000 – A$5,000 for a larger site / commerce
R50 000 – R100 000 / A$5,000 – A$10,000 for a complex membership or commerce site.

All sites include design, building, basic SEO and I add a bonus of 3 months of maintaining the back end of your site for FREE.

Basic SEO includes:

  • Creation of XML Sitemap and submission to Google, Bing and Yandex
  • Creation of Robots.txt file
  • Set SEO friendly URL structures
  • Associate and link social profiles to your site
Why choose me to develop your site?

I have been working in WordPress for over 10 years and I have worked in the Divi theme for 5 years, besides my experience, I am dedicated, organised, fast and reliable.

I am here to help you, I understand that everyone has a different understanding and level of ability when dealing with websites, I will guide you through every step and teach you as much as you want to learn along the way.

My websites are mobile responsive, clean and neat, and ready for search engines.

I love what I do, especially when you like what I do, I always do my best to create websites that my clients are proud of.

 

Do I work with agencies?
Yes, I do work with agencies, and I have agency rates based on the type of work and amount of work you are looking for.
Can I develop a website based on a design from a designer

Yes, I can but there maybe be limitations depending on the design and budget as some design elements can get costly.

It is generally a good idea to mail me the design and I can let you know if everything is doable and where I see possible issues before we begin any development.

  • Please give us some more information about what you are looking for

Ready to create your website?

Get in touch and tell me what you’re looking for.

Contact Sam

+27 (66) 214 1979

Skype: samantha.fouche

sam@redcalabash.com