Professional Web Developers who offer professional web development - Let us be your Web Whisperer for unique, custom websites that actually work.

PROFESSIONAL WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT

The professional website development of a fast, mobile-friendly, well-structured website is non-negotiable. A pretty template website is not enough and often brings instability and speed issues - which are overcome with custom web development. Our experienced web developers help YOU stand out from the crowd. Don't skimp! An effective website is the critical foundation of all your online marketing efforts. Professionals work with professionals.

"Wow!!! I am really blown away by the end result. My website is stunning! It is more than the aesthetic appeal, it is the fact that it is lightning fast and geared to make Google happy. You are a rare find in today's development/website mill. I will gladly refer clients to you and look forward to working with you on an ongoing basis...."
We develop very fast websites which helps with good SEO and Google ranking. Generally our fast website speeds exceed 95% score.

FAST WEBSITES

Beautiful but slow websites are disliked by Google and website users alike - research shows that most people will click away from a website if not loaded in less than 3 seconds! A fast website is a key way to gain search engine ranking over your competitors, since most business owners settle for a "ready-made" template website that is slower by definition - often unaware that there is a difference between template & custom website development. Our mission is to educate and assist with this. We'll differentiate your website with speed and strategy.

Mobile-Friendly Websites are non-negotiable for good SEO and at Website Silk we put a lot of testing effort into mobile friendliness of websites.

RESPONSIVE WEBSITES

Mobile-friendly websites (responsive websites geared for different screen sizes & screen readers) are absolutely non-negotiable today. Google and website users penalise non-responsive websites. Knowing how to present information differently on different screen sizes is a professional website developer skill that includes the best font sizes, line heights and break-points for different devices. Getting this right becomes a strategic advantages in an era where almost 70% of South Africans search for what they need on mobile, borne out by analytics.

We combine good coding practices with technical background work to give your website SEO the best chance of being a website ranking well on Google.

WELL-RANKING WEBSITES

SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is an art & a science requiring expert web development skills and research to remain at the cutting edge of ever-moving goal posts. Your website must be found on Google for keywords relevant to your offering, right? To meet this goal requires clarity about your unique selling points, appropriate website structure, naming conventions and coding best practices. SEO-focused design also considers strategy and landing page performance. People find your website if SEO is good; people stay on your website if design is good.

A secure website using the https protocol is a signal to Google that we take the security of the website seriously and we implement this wherever we can.

Secure Websites

Robust Clean HTML code that is put through html code validators and well-tested for robust design.

Robust Clean HTML

While website analytics is just ONE tool by which to assess your whether we've done the development of effective website for you, it's very valuable.

Website Analytics

Intuitive navigation reduces user stress and gently guides them through a website journey of discovery.  It also helps Google understand the relative importance of different pages.

Intuitive Navigation

Website UX is designed with user ease in mind, but also helps with Website SEO.

UX (User Experience)

Most of our static website development is for brochure websites (informative) though we do do e-commerce websites for smaller online shops.

Online Shopping

A TASTER OF A FEW OF OUR CLIENTS' PROFESSIONAL WEBSITES:

ASK YOURSELF...

  • Do you have a website?
  • Does it come up visibly on Google?
  • Is your website responsive and up-to-date?
  • Does your website load in < 3 seconds? "Users are likely to abandon a site if it doesn't load within 3 seconds or less" - Forbes, 2017 & 2018


FAST WEBSITES RANK BETTER

Fast websites are an art and science to create.  For us, there is nothing better than seeing how our websites rank on speed tests!
Our websites get an average
speed score of 97% on 3rd party SEO testers.

RELIABLE, QUALITY WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT

Affordable Quality - Worth the Wait

Because we offer superior website development at affordable cost, there may be a waiting list for larger jobs like websites. Since it takes you time to source photos and content needed, book so long anyway. We're worth the wait ;)

Website cost depends on what material (photos, copy etc) you have or still need; the website's size & any unique technical needs. You get what you pay for! A professional website always saves you time & money long term.

Guidance & Training

If you know little about websites, we'll gently guide you through the process. If you do want to be better prepared, learn about the terms, the critical success factors, how to prepare for a worldclass website, what to expect from a website developer and more, you can access our R800 Website Owners' E-Course for free once you've done our online Fun Quiz.

Fast, Responsive Websites

All our websites are fast, custom-built, responsive, mobile-friendly, reflect your marketing strategy, and include a budget-dependent level of SEO & Analytics. Our websites offer intuitive navigation and great user experience (UX). We use a RAD (Rapid Application Development) approach to keep expectations aligned. We do constant research to find the latest website design best practices; learn more in our blog articles about Websites.

Technically Superior

Our 40-point checklist and background technical work sets us apart from other website developers - we leave nothing to chance in ensuring a website is not only attractive, but also html validated and search-engine-friendly. We plan ahead for your newsletter marketing and Google Ads paid search campaigns to save you money once you're ready for that.

Stress-free Delivery

Our clients receive individual attention and are gently guided through a process that can otherwise feel overwhelming. If you know what you want and provide quality material, we'll deliver a superior website on time and on quote. We love what we do, and we journey with joy.

Ongoing Website Maintenance

You can expect post-go-live support as well as ongoing website maintenance on retainer or per-time basis. We can teach you how to make small changes yourself, though we strongly recommend that you stick to your key competencies and outsource the rest.

"I'm extremely satisfied with Website Silk's efficiency in creating a professional website for my business."