Website Design and Development

Beautiful custom or template website designs that convert visitors into customers, helping you achieve your goals.

Beautiful custom website designs or template designs for smaller budgets.

LET’S GET STARTED

I’m based in Johannesburg South Africa and would be happy to meet with you in person, or if you’re elsewhere in the world I’d be happy to talk on the phone, via Skype or email. Please feel free to get in touch with me by calling +27 82 469 4547, emailing richard@lucidity.design or filling in my contact form and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Custom Website Design

Your website should be designed with you & your customers in mind. Accessible and easy to navigate with a clear message that gives visitors confidence that you’re the right choice for them.
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Mobile Devices

Every website I create is crafted to look great on all devices and screen sizes. You can rest assured that your visitors can view your site on the go.

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Technology Trends

I constantly adapt to changing technology trends to ensure optimal quality, performance, and reliability.

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Control Your Content

I build websites using WordPress and a page-builder that enables you to edit your site visually right in your browser. Add pages, blogs, posts and menus. Update news & blogs. Upload images & files. Your website’s content is in your hands.

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Building Stunning Layouts

Say goodbye to your boring website and let me build something spectacular.

I combine your objectives with my design, coding and marketing skills to empower your brand with a superior user experience. In doing so I am able to build anything from practical hard-working informative sites to more conceptual brand-building experiences to commercially viable e-commerce systems to sell your products online and be absolutely certain that they live up to their full potential online.

I take care of all your web needs, including impressive visual approaches and functionality, cutting-edge technology, and everything you need to get your website noticed.

It is important to have a good idea of the features that you would like to include and where you will be obtaining your site’s content. If you don’t know where to begin don’t worry, I can walk you through the basics and help get you started on the path that is right for you.

User experience

I know what users are looking for in a website. I will provide a design that attracts visitors and converts them into customers.

Understand your business

I ask as many questions as necessary to determine what you want, what you like, what you dislike so that I can best understand your needs.

Clean code

I don’t just design, I code. I integrate design with functionality for optimum performance and support.

Optimized for speed

Your site visitors don’t want to wait for your site to load. And they won’t have to. Your site will be built with modern speed enhancements that result in blazing fast load times.

Website security

I go the extra mile to lock down your website against hackers. By only using top of the line tools and resources I minimise risk and keep your website safe and secure.

Advanced features

My plethora of added features adds direct interaction and feedback with your clients and enables you to include any functionality.

Experienced

I have experience in a wide range of web design specialities and bring them together to give you the best possible solutions. The person you meet at the outset of the project is the person you will grow to know from there on in as I don’t outsource my projects.

You want to work with a knowledgeable person who can answer your questions and guide you through the design process, relying on a professional to give you the best advice. I have spent years training and refining my skills. I stay on top of the latest developments in web design technology, and I share my knowledge for the greater good of your project.

Clear communication

I believe clear and concise communication is essential to the success of a project.

I work within your cost structure. I don’t have any mystery line items. The web is a complex place, and I need to apply a unique skill set to the required work to get it done right. But I will always explain the process and let you know the status of the project, so you won’t ever feel like you’re in the dark.

As a web developer I can build any custom designed website and if you’re looking for a designer specialising in Divi look no further (have you seen this site and the template pages?), in fact many of the websites I develop use Divi from Elegant Themes.

Once your website project is concluded, you have complete access to edit your site visually right in your browser.

No Coding, No Hassle. Just Drag & Drop.

The page-builder is a complete Drag & Drop page-builder.

Everything on your page can be arranged visually using the easy-to-use builder interface. Simply add new content blocks, arrange them in your desired order. No coding required!

40+ Content Modules

Modules are like building blocks for your website. Simply mix and match, drag and drop, and build just about anything using the page-builder’s huge collection of versatile content modules.

Customise Anything

Everything built with the page-builder is completely customisable. Using the advanced design settings, you can adjust your element’s colour, size, spacing, fonts, and more. There are controls for everything you could ever need!

No Coding, No Hassle

The Page Builder Makes Modifying Websites Easy

Just Drag & Drop

The page builder is a complete Drag & Drop page builder. Everything on your page can be arranged visually using the easy-to-use builder interface. Simply add new content blocks, arrange them in your desired order. No coding required!

Customise Anything

Everything built with the Divi Builder is completely customisable. Using our Advanced Design Settings, you can adjust your element’s colour, size, spacing, fonts, and more. There are controls for everything you could ever need!

Advanced Columns

Interesting layouts that better showcase your content.

Custom Backgrounds

Custom background colors, images and even fullwidth videos.

Fullwidth Layouts

Take full advantage of your theme’s content area.

Custom Fonts & Colors

Everything is customisable with the page builder.

Spacing Control

Let your content breath, creating a sense of rhythm and hierarchy.

A Fluid Grid

Everything built with the page builder is fluid and responsive.

Advanced Columns

Interesting layouts that better showcase your content.

Custom Backgrounds

Custom background colors, images and even fullwidth videos.

Fullwidth Layouts

Take full advantage of your theme’s content area.

Custom Fonts & Colors

Everything is customisable with the page builder.

Spacing Control

Let your content breath, creating a sense of rhythm and hierarchy.

A Fluid Grid

Everything built with the page builder is fluid and responsive.

Landing Page

Entry level website

Landing pages have a distinct single focused objective to sell a product or service, the main reason for this is to limit the options available to your visitors, helping to guide them toward your intended conversion goal.

Another common use for a landing page is as a single page website as many small businesses do not have much content to share and may not need multiple pages. In cases like this a single page website may be all you need.

  1. 1A fully customised design
    including 1 concept change.
  2. 2Single page.
  3. 3Basic SEO included.
  4. 4Search engine submission.

Basic Website

Small business website

The most common type of sites I build are small 10-20 page websites that act as an online brochure with some additional functionality such as calendars, custom forms, sliders and blogs. It will serve to help brand and market your company, showcase your products and services and inspire sales as a lead generating tool.

  1. 1A fully customised design
    including 2 concept change.
  2. 210 pages.
  3. 3Basic SEO included.
  4. 4Search engine submission.

Professional Website

Mid-size Website

These websites usually consist of many pages and custom functionality not found in the standard WordPress CMS. Many membership and real estate listing sites can be created within this price range depending upon the level of functionality and design. Although these sites do have custom design work, more expensive elements like membership functions and restricted pages will affect pricing.

  1. 1A fully customised design
    including 2 concept change.
  2. 220 pages.
  3. 3Basic SEO included.
  4. 4Search engine submission.

Advanced Website

Business Website

There are some websites that simply require months of planning, research, consulting, database design and implementation, software development and integration, site quality assurance and testing. An example of this type of website is a Government/Municipal type website or a large University/College type website.

Here’s a few factors to consider that change the cost of a website: Tighter timelines; More meetings; More people involved; More exacting content specifications; More pages of content to port over or account for; Additional security concerns; Governmental or other requirements/regulations must be adhered to.

  1. 1A fully customised design
    including 3 concept change.
  2. 2Muliple pages.
  3. 3Advanced SEO included.
  4. 4Search engine submission.

Ecommerce Website

Shop Sales Website

Basically an ecommerce site is like a normal website but with a lot of added functionality and third party services such as merchant accounts and SSL Certificates. The prices can vary greatly depending on the number of products, integration with 3rd party services and custom functionality required for the shop.

Generally most of my clients with e-commerce needs, also need guidance, education, and set up with the following: SSL selection, purchase; Merchant Account Setup; Payment Processor Setup; Shipping Setup – Including coordination/setup of accounts; Transactional Email.

  1. 1A fully customised design
    including 3 concept change.
  2. 2Muliple pages.
  3. 3Advanced SEO included.
  4. 4Search engine submission.

Smaller budget?

Get a high-end website for your startup, on a pay-what-you-want basis

I focus on making high quality websites accessible for startups and small businesses. I design high-end and carefully crafted websites for startups who care about design and simplicity.

I know that many non-profits and home-based businesses do not have the budget for a custom web design, so I have invested my time in crafting pre-made WordPress templates so that you can still have a great website. Just select from one of my pre-made templates and name a fair price that fits your budget.

The average bids other entrepreneurs have made are around R860 – R10 000+, some lower and others much higher. Every website gets proper attention and I work on the highest bidders first. So higher bid = faster turnaround.

  1. 1A fully customised design
    including 1 concept change.
  2. 3Basic SEO included.
  3. 4Search engine submission.

Website Portfolio

Alpine Lounge project

Website design and development, iconography, SEO, WordPress security and WordPress maintenance.
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La-Z-Boy project

Photoshop website mockups, branding, graphic design and a Prestashop store theme.
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The Jolly Dog Spa project

Website design and development, copywriting, SEO and website maintenance.
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Bayport Financial Services project

White label services, rebranding, iconography, website redesign, photoshop mockups, iconography and styleguide.
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The Valley Pre Primary School project

Website design, graphic design, iconography, copywriting, SEO, advertising, collateral, stationery, social media strategy with marketing and updating social media sites.
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Quinton Douman project

Rebanding, website design, copywriting, SEO, audio editing, video editing, website maintenance, newsletter marketing, bi-weekly blog posts and updating social media sites.
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Template Website Design

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Cost Effective

You need a website for your business but you’ve got a budget you need to stick to.

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Save time

A typical custom website takes 4 to 6 weeks to complete. With these templates, all the custom design and development is already done allowing you to have your website up and running within just a few days.

Web templates are great for people who need a site but may not want the long process of going through the build, don’t want to deal with making a bunch of design decisions or would like a website with a limited budget. They’re also great if you are relatively new to WordPress and not very comfortable with it.

These pre-built WordPress page layouts allow you to have a beautiful website at a price you can afford. I have invested my time in creating these WordPress templates so that you can still have a fully custom solution for your website.

The layout you choose is 80% of the way complete, the last 20% is me tweaking to your preferences with colours, fonts, photos, and text — to get you your very own customised site.

Budget-friendly solution

A typical 8-12 page custom small business website starts at about R7,500 and goes up depending on the number of additional special features required. These templates deals work within your budget, starting with average bids around R860 – R5 000+, some lower and others much higher.

Every website gets proper attention and I work on the highest bidders first. So higher bid = faster turnaround.

Pay-what-you-want basis

I know that many non-profits and home-based businesses do not have the budget for a custom web design, so I have invested my time in crafting pre-made WordPress templates so that you can still have a great website. Just select from one of my pre-made templates and name a fair price that fits your budget.

The average bids other entrepreneurs have made are around R860 – R10 000+, some lower and others much higher. Every website gets proper attention and I work on the highest bidders first. So higher bid = faster turnaround.

60+ premade layouts

The template designs are creative and fully custom and with a few minor modifications, the templates can look and feel like your very own unique and custom website.

Custom design

The template designs are creative and fully custom and with a few minor modifications, the templates can look and feel like your very own unique and custom website.

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One.

View the demos, decide which template would best suit your site.

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Two.

Provide me with your budget, content and preferred template choice.

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Three.

Get your website design up in 2 to 10 days.

Affordable web designs for the smaller budget

Get a high-end website for your startup, on a pay-what-you-want basis

The average bids other entrepreneurs have made are around R860 – R10 000+, some lower and others much higher. Every website gets proper attention and I work on the highest bidders first. So higher bid = faster turnaround.

  1. 1A fully customised design including 1 concept change.
  2. 2The layouts are 80% complete, the last 20% is me customising your preferences and content.
  3. 3Basic SEO included.
  4. 4Search engine submission.

Pre-built Template Page Layouts

Website Hosting

Include web hosting when purchasing a custom website design.
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Weekly Backups

Rest easy knowing that your website is backed up weekly with the ability to restore the backups if anything goes wrong.

Fast, reliable & secure web hosting or speedup your site with turbocharged cloud hosting & experience up to 2X faster load times. 99.9% uptime guarantee with monthly security updates, monitoring, scalability and unmetered bandwidth.

For overall better business practices, I encourage every business to have full control over their own hosting plan. My preferred local domain and hosting provider is domains.co.za however, what I will do is recommend hosting options and providers based on your requirements, assisting you through the process, or you can choose from the packages below.

99.9% uptime guarantee

There’s one thing you probably care about the most when it comes to hosting. Reliability. If your site is down, your visitors can’t purchase from you. They can’t find your contact information. They can’t read your new blog post. The bottom line is downtime means lost opportunities. This is why my hosting recommendations are for servers running at their peak.

Unlimited bandwidth

Unlimited data transfers to and from your website so you never have to be concerned about exceeding your usage rates.

Wordpress maintenance

Each hosting package includes monthly maintenance on a regular basis with regular updates, security checks, performance optimisations, and regular troubleshooting.

cPanel control panel access

cPanel is a Linux-based web hosting control panel that provides a graphical interface and automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site.

cPanel is the most widely used and easiest control panel. With cPanel you can manage your website files, folders, and databases, create email accounts, manage domains and subdomains and a lot more.

BUDGET HOSTING

  1. 1500MB storage.
  2. 2100MB email account size.
  3. 33 email address.
  4. 4Unlimited data transfers.
  5. 5Complete Wordpress and database back-ups.
  6. 6Updates of WordPress, plugins and themes.

VALUE HOSTING

  1. 11GB storage.
  2. 2250MB email account size.
  3. 35 email address.
  4. 4Unlimited data transfers.
  5. 5Complete Wordpress and database back-ups.
  6. 6Updates of WordPress, plugins and themes.

PRO HOSTING

  1. 12GB storage.
  2. 2250MB email account size.
  3. 310 email address.
  4. 4Unlimited data transfers.
  5. 5Complete Wordpress and database back-ups.
  6. 6Updates of WordPress, plugins and themes.

EXPERT HOSTING

  1. 15GB storage.
  2. 2250MB email account size.
  3. 320 email address.
  4. 4Unlimited data transfers.
  5. 5Complete Wordpress and database back-ups.
  6. 6Updates of WordPress, plugins and themes.

Professional Email

Put a professional face to your email.

I’ll help you put a professional face to your email with the best security & spam protection.

Your company email

Receive a professional email address with your company domain name.

Google Apps for Business

I’ll help you put a professional face to your email using Google Apps for Business. Web-based email, calendar and documents that let you work from anywhere – mobile or desktop with the best security & spam protection.

Wordpress Maintenance

Keeping your website up-to-date.
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Security

Most website exploits take advantage of out-dated themes, plugins, or WordPress. By keeping everything up to date and by implementing a few extra security measures, I can help reduce the risk of your website being compromised.

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Performance

If your website is running slow it can potentially lower sales, reduce your search engine rankings and even lose customers/visitors. Outdated or unsupported plugins can play a big role in hindering your website’s performance.

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Savings

You have a business to manage and it takes a lot of time and effort to keep your site running smoothly. By hiring me to help you maintain your website, the chances of your site being down or needing major repairs are greatly reduced.

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Wp Will Continue To Evolve

The WordPress framework will continue to focus on making WP better. But it also means many more updates to come with potential conflicts or bugs. So let me help you protect your investment.

In the ever-evolving world wide web it’s important that your website is maintained on a regular basis. Websites require regular updates, security checks, performance optimisations, and regular troubleshooting. So if you have invested in a WordPress website, why not trust your investment with me, someone who knows WordPress inside and out.

As a WordPress professional, I will maintain and protect your website. It’s important that your website is maintained on a regular basis with regular updates, security checks, performance optimisations, and regular troubleshooting.

There’s no monthly fees, just an hourly rate for the actual time spent updating WordPress (API, plugins & themes), security checks, performance optimisations and troubleshooting.

I will run standard updates once per month. If there is an important update to prevent security issues, I will address those right away. I often wait a week or two before implementing major WordPress updates so that all the bugs get ironed out first.

Why do you need a maintenance provider?

Your website will be protected from attacks and if a failure occurs you’ll be safe in the knowledge that your site can be restored from a backup.

What if an update breaks my site?

The site is immediately rolled-back to the backup state taken prior to performing the update. The methods for this vary. From there, you’ll be notified of the issue. The majority of issues are addressed free of cost, however, custom plugins, issues introduced by users, or especially time-consuming issues may be billable.

What if my site is already broken? Can you fix it?

Yes, I can. I will take a look and see whats wrong and do our best to give you an approximate estimate as to what needs to be done and how long it will take to fix it.

What if I have not updated anything in months?

I will log into your website and perform a free audit. I will look out for potential problems and conflicts so that they can be addressed up front. In some cases, websites which have been updated in months may require some major fixes before upgrading to the latest version of WordPress and all the applicable plugins. I will provide a report and a cost estimate to get things repaired.

What if my plugin is no longer supported?

The plugin can be monitored for issues. If no breaking changes or other issues are presented, it remains on the site. I frequently encounter plugins with a variety of issues; in such cases, you will be notified of better (and up-to-date) alternatives.

Do you support multisite?

Yes, I do support multi-site networks. In most instances, there will be cost savings as many multi-sites use a single resource for each mult-site website.

How often do you run updates?

I will run standard updates once per month. If there is an important update to prevent security issues, I will address those right away. I often wait a week or two before implementing major WordPress updates so that all the bugs get ironed out first.

What are my cost options?

No monthly fees, just an hourly rate for the actual time spent updating WordPress (API, plugins & themes), security checks, performance optimisations and troubleshooting.

BASIC MAINTENANCE

  1. 1Updates of WordPress, plugins and themes.
  2. 2Maintain basic security measures.
  3. 3Complete Wordpress and database back-ups.
  4. 4Hourly rate for the actual time spent.

ADVANCED MAINTENANCE

  1. 1Updates of WordPress, plugins and themes.
  2. 2Maintain basic security measures.
  3. 3Spam Cleaning.
  4. 4Speed Optimization & Search Engine Optimisation improvements.
  5. 5Complete Wordpress and database back-ups.
  6. 6Hourly rate for the actual time spent.

ADVANCED MAINTENANCE WITH CHANGES

  1. 1Updates of WordPress, plugins and themes.
  2. 2Maintain basic security measures.
  3. 3Spam Cleaning.
  4. 4Speed Optimization & Search Engine Optimisation improvements.
  5. 5Technical support, design changes and/or content updates.
  6. 6Complete Wordpress and database back-ups.
  7. 7Hourly rate for the actual time spent.

WORDPRESS RESTORE

  1. 1Restoring your site from a previous Wordpress backup.
  2. 2Updates of WordPress, plugins and themes.
  3. 3Technical support and updating security measures.
  4. 4Speed Optimization & Search Engine Optimisation improvements.
  5. 5Complete Wordpress and database back-ups.
  6. 6Hourly rate for the actual time spent.

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