Responsive Websites

Content Management Systems

Your website serves as the digital storefront for your business. If it doesn’t look appealing, load quickly or even have a mobile version, customers are going to keep walking.

Do you feel like your small business is being left behind in the race to establish an online presence? Do you feel like you have lost the online game and that you are too far behind to catchup? You are not alone. Most small businesses (about 60%) still don’t have a website. Of course there is safety in numbers, but you really can’t afford not to have a business website any longer because the number of potential customers you could be missing out on is mindboggling.

Responsive websites using

Content Management Systems

Using a content management system (CMS) to power your site could be one of the best investments you make in your website – and your business.  And you do need to invest – your website is one of your main tools for communicating with your customers and you want to make sure they love it.  But that doesn’t mean you want to get bogged down in technical details.  A CMS marries power with simplicity so you still have time to concentrate on improving your business.

Here are some key benefits of using a CMS to run your business website.

  • Quick and easy page management – Any approved user can quickly and easily publish online without complicated software or programming.
  • Consistent brand and navigation – Design templates provide a consistent brand and standard navigation across all your webpages.
  • Workflow management – An integrated workflow process facilitates better content management.
  • Flexibility for developers – Because the CMS enables non-technical users to easily publish content, this frees up technical developers to focus on functionality and enhanced features.
  • Design is separate from content – You can manipulate content without fear of accidentally changing the design.
  • Database-driven – You only need to change data once for it to be updated throughout your site.
  • Shared resources – Website managers will have access to shared resources, such as modules, images, audio and video files, etc.
  • Approval systems – You can give different levels of access to different users, and the CMS has mechanisms to ensure content is approved before going live.
  • Mobile ready – The CMS automatically scales your site to fit tablets, mobile devices and smaller browser windows.
  • Archive capabilities –You can track who has made changes to your page and archive previous versions of your page.
  • Remote access – You can access and update your site from anywhere with an internet connection.
  • Security – Security is automatic.
  • Search engine-friendly – The CMS helps to optimize your website so that search engine users can easily find your information.
  • Updates— The CMS allows alerts to be set to notify the editor when content needs to be reviewed, updated or removed.  This will help prevent old data from being presented and misinforming users.

Since 2003

WordPress CMS

WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system.

Despite it’s humble blogging beginnings, WordPress has taken the world by storm (literally), powering over over 60 millions websites today.

If that’s not impressive, WordPress is also used on over 40% of CMS-based websites – leading the market of DIY CMS websites by a wide margin.

Here’s why it’s so popular.

  • Easy to Install – Many web hosting companies offer instant, automated WordPress installs. That means you can get a brand new website up-and-running in less than five minutes!  (It takes longer to go brew a cup of coffee than it does to have new WordPress website online.)
  • Customizable – WordPress has significantly more plug-ins, themes and other customizations available than any other CMS.  Because of it’s widespread popularity, more third-party designers and developers will create free (or relatively inexpensive) new WordPress tools to help you create/start a blog that looks like a high-value custom website.
  • Free– WordPress is absolutely, no-strings-attached free to use.  And building on the last point, there are easily tens of thousands of free plug-ins and themes available to choose from.  This is perfect for most beginners putting together their first site because it keeps costs down.
  • Community Support – If you do experience issues or have questions about your new WordPress site, you can easily tap into the millions of people already using and supporting it.  Their support forum includes helpful contributors that can answer any question you might have, within minutes, again – for free.  Awesome, right?

Of course, WordPress isn’t perfect and does have it’s drawbacks.

Chief among them: WordPress is an easy-to-use framework because it locks down the ability for most users to make significant visual edits (for their own good).  So you can’t make a TON of structural website changes without the help of a designer and/or developer.

However, for a beginner, this is probably the most suitable platform to build a site.


Since 2005

Joomla CMS

Joomla is powerful enough to run most websites without any problems, and it doesn’t require the same level of technical experience to run like more complex like Drupal.

As the second most used CMS (behind WordPress), Joomla also has a lot of plug-ins and themes available to choose from (around 6000 or so) similar to both WordPress and Drupal. So customizing the look and feel of your site shouldn’t be problem.

Here are a few more reasons Joomla might be ideal for you:

  • Social Networking – Joomla makes creating social networks of all three options.  Social networks can be a powerful asset for many sites, and with Joomla, you can have one up and running extremely quickly and easily.
  • Commerce Sites – Joomla also makes setting up an online store quick and painless.  You can setup eCommerce shops with both Drupal and WordPress, but it tends to require more effort and special customizations.
  • Not too Technical – Joomla has found the middle ground between the ease of managing a WordPress website and the power of a Drupal site.  The good news is that most non-tech savvy people should be able to run a great Joomla site without needing any technical support.
  • Help Portal – Joomla offers a great help portal for asking questions and getting technical support.  It’s not fast or extensive as WordPress’ community-based support pages, but is definitely quicker (and cheaper) than Drupal’s technical support options.
  • Free – Like both WordPress and Drupal, Joomla is another free option to use on your own web servers.  However similar to Drupal, there is no option to have it hosted for free like WordPress offers.

Joomla users love that their websites can do or be almost anything, without sacrificing ease-of-use.  Joomla has brilliantly combined the power and flexibility Drupal has to offer, while also retaining the intuitive, user-friendliness that WordPress excels at, making it a perfect middle ground in a crowded marketplace.


Do you have a website for your organisation?

Does your website communicate your organisation's products and services effectively?

Do you have control of your website?

Can you update and manage content yourself?

Is your website a cost in your business or an effective marketing tool?

If you have said NO to any of these questions, and want to create a website for a new venture or rebuild a website so that you can grow your business, then please give us a call so we can see how we can assist you in achieving these objectives.  We are business people / entrepreneurs like yourself and focus our website builds around your organisation and what it does rather than just on WOW graphics.  That comes naturally.

Full website implementation of WordPress / Joomla Content Management Systems for R5,000 once off.

Monthly hosting and support for your website and business emails for R350 per month.

Domain registration and renewal for R125 per annum ( only).

If you want to create / redesign a website for your organisation and need a fresh approach that focuses on your organsiaiton and what you do, then talk to use and see how we can help!

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