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At Dot Design, we believe that good design is the key to establishing a recognisable and respected online brand. From responsive, SEO-friendly websites to full-scale brand-kits, we deliver everything you need to create or revamp your business brand.

Creative Thinking

How it all started...

Founder and owner Veroni Dicks’ simple enquiry into “how do you do that?” has evolved into an insatiable passion to create the perfect blend of simplicity, functionality and aesthetics. Dot Design provides web development with a focus on user experience and graphic design services at affordable rates for entrepreneurs and small business.

Frequently Asked Questions

When it comes to websites, there is no “one-size-fits-all” answer. Each website needs to fulfil specific functions for a specific company, and we will need to know exactly what you expect from your website before we can quote you.

What sets us apart from our competitors is the amount of added value we include in our website development fee. With Dot Design, you’ll get:

  • A personalised “.co.za” domain free for the first year
  • Complimentary hosting for the first year
  • Up to 10 professional email addresses
  • Licensed images
  • One month free website management and maintenance after launch
  • Legal website documents (Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy)
  • Google Analytics integration
  • SEO setup

We aim for a 4- to 6-week turnaround on all website development, however, the size of your website plays a role in how quickly we can complete the project. Small websites can take as little as a week, whereas very big projects can take a little longer. Once Dot Design understands your exact requirements, turnaround time can be confirmed.

Dot Design builds hard-coded websites. We programme everything from scratch, using HTML, CSS and Javascript. Unlike “build-your-own-website” sites (also known as Content Management Systems, or CMS), hard-coded websites are rewarded on Search Engines such as Google by ranking more highly than their DIY cousins.

With the rise of tablets and smartphones, it is important to have a website that automatically adjusts to suit the screen size of the device being used to view your site. All of Dot Design’s websites are fully responsive, making them 100% mobile-friendly.

Your website is your “home on the internet”, and much like decorating your brick-and-mortar house, Dot Design believes you should be involved in the process! Once the groundwork for your website is completed, we provide you with a temporary link where you’ll be able to track developments. This allows you to give us feedback on what you like (and what you would like to change) for the duration of the project.

Unfortunately not. Dot Design creates hard-coded websites (see point #4 above). As we do not make use of Content Management Systems, any changes need to be done in the source code of the website and therefore needs to be done by a programmer.

  • Monthly basic Google Analytics Reports
  • Basic SEO maintenance
  • Code Validation to W3C Standards
  • Debugging
  • Link checking
  • Updating of code
  • Any content changes

Technology changes at the speed of light. The code used to build your website needs to be kept up to date on the back-end to ensure proper functionality. If your HTML website is not constantly kept up-to-date by a developer, certain functions may fail, resulting in site errors that can negatively impact your SEO and could cost you potential clients.

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation. This is a multi-faceted, long-term strategy for ranking well on search engines.

Without factoring SEO into your website, your site may not appear in search results. This could mean that you will need to rely heavily on paid advertising to direct traffic to your website.

Dot Design creates the frame and graphic-design portion of your website. You will need to provide us with the written text (copy/content). Should you be at a loss for words, we highly recommend the services of Megamalist - a specialist digital copywriter.

We want to deliver your dream website, but we understand that your budget may be a factor in your decision. We aim to provide the best quality websites, designed to deliver on your expectations, priced to suit your pocket.