Website Design & Development

Colin Stephenson Design is a website design agency based in the Western Cape South Africa. We specialise in logos, website branding, online corporate identities, web design and development, electronic mailers, content management system driven websites (cms), online databases, automated email campaigns and news broadcasts, html stationery as well as ecommerce websites. We are passionate about website design and we love what we do.

Colin Stephenson Design agency has a unique approach to website design that will assist you to grow your business and establish a strong online brand within your business sector. We are a website design agency with a fresh educated approach to website design and development and the placement of your branding and online corporate identity. We enjoy reviewing your current website or new website requirements and developing various different visual ideas to solve any online marketing requirements you may have.

We are a website design agency with over 20 years’ experience in the art of website design and development. Colin Stephenson Design will assist you with all website development that may include; online branding and corporate identity, copywriting and translations, professional photography of products and services to be displayed online, electronic invitations and html stationery, e-books, brochure downloads, online advertising campaigns, unique vector illustrations as part of your online website design or corporate image, online graphics and banners, website design and development, content management system driven websites (cms websites), ecommerce, payment gateway facilities.

Our clients come from various different business sectors. Over the years we have developed a full range of websites and online portfolios for businesses such as; architects and architectural firms, hotels, game lodges, spas, boutiques, wine estates, pharmaceutical companies, boutique shops, educational institutes, lawyers and interior decorators, factories, product designers and photographers to name a few. Colin Stephenson Design is appointed as a specialist website design agency for new start-up businesses and brands as well as well established businesses that need a new life injected into their online marketing materials and website business collateral.

The Colin Stephenson website design agency is based in the garden route and we service clients nationally in; George, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, Mossel Bay, Cape Town, Johannesburg. We have established means of communication and briefing in place and have over the years established a loyal client base as far afield as, United Kingdom, Australia, Zanzibar, Germany and Qatar to name a few international locations.

We believe that your website encompasses who you are online and what you aim to achieve as a business with your website presence. For this reason the Colin Stephenson Design team work closely with our clients throughout any website project. Our aim is to communicate their goals and ideas online – this will underpin the success of their business online and the traffic the website can generate. We pride ourselves in learning about their businesses in order to help develop the project brief that is to initiate all website design processes. Throughout the process we analyse your online business presence and propose new ideas on online marketing to be explored in your online marketing and website advertising campaign.

 

website design is a blanket term with diverse application

What Is Website Design

Website design is a very broad term used to describe many different skills used in the process and production of website design and development. It is also a blanket term used to define the disciplines involved in website development and website maintenance. Colin Stephenson Design offers experience and knowhow in the areas of website interface design and development as well as bespoke Content Management System Driven Websites and Databases. We also design unique wordpress website templates.

Being an ever changing and diverse marketing tool, websites have become the most versatile and dynamic tool in the new media age, and also some of the most specialist. In terms of communication, a website is an easy-to-use, globally accessible tool that is available to anyone at any given time, provided that it has been designed with the user experience, as well as the client’s objectives first. No matter what type of website we are designing, we always start with the clients brief at the drawing board putting ideas on paper. All our designs and website templates are tailored.

With the evolution of the internet and online products, website design and development has become a unique and sophisticated product. The Colin Stephenson Design approach to website development is tailored to your specific needs. Our aim is to take your vision and evolve it into a unique online solution that will achieve your goals. Colin Stephenson Design prides itself in a structured project cycle that has been refined over more than ten years, starting with the client brief and in more complex projects a full wire frame of the project. From here we work through various phases of design and database development in order to produce a complete website. As Graphic Design specialist Colin Stephenson has partnered with focused database development teams and built up a great team of experts allowing us to tailor make a website solution for each client. Colin Stephenson Design handle all design and project management of even the most complex website development including the right specialists in the project team to best suit the client’s needs.

 

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Our Approach

The Colin Stephenson Design approach to website development is tailored to your specific needs. Our aim is to take your vision and evolve it into a unique online solution that will achieve your goals. Colin Stephenson Design prides itself in a structured project cycle that has been refined over more than ten years, starting with the client brief and in more complex website projects a full wire frame of the project. From here we work through various phases of design and database development in order to produce a complete website. 

As a specialist website design studio Colin Stephenson Design have developed long term partnerships with dedicated website development teams who continuously work with us to turn unique designed website themes into content management system driven websites. Colin Stephenson Design handle all design and project management of even the most complex website development including the right specialists in the project team to best suit the client’s needs from our Garden Route based website design studio. The flexibility of having several database developers to drawn on allows Colin Stephenson Design to set up the best team for any website development project. We provide full support for all websites we design and through our helpdesk support platform successfully manage and support many clients. Years of experience in the website design field combined with a dynamic database development team allow us to provide customised content management website solutions, ecommerce online shopping websites and slick corporate website designs.

Colin Stephenson Design have addressed integrated social media solutions as part of our website design and development and we are able to provide direct content feeds which tie your website into the facebook or twitter platforms among others. Direct email newsletter campaign design and management thereof has been a product we provide on integrated website platforms for many years. This service has seen us tie in direct email newsletters generated from client news articles in multiple languages with the click of a button. SEO or search engine optimisation is handled in stages and combined with as much client consultation and education as possible to try and make it as simple for clients to understand how best to optimise their websites and to improve search engine rankings.

Our specialist website services include
Unique website interface design and development
Content Management System Driven Websites (CMS websites) using various development platforms including wordpress and our bespoke PHP based Content management platform. 
Product Database websites, online shopping websites and e-commerce websites.