What does a website cost?

This question comes up a lot. And to be honest it’s not easy to answer. The price to develop a website depends heavily on what exactly you want the website to do. The person who typically asks this question is probably asking about a pretty simple brochure site, so that question can possibly be answered with an answer of between R5000 and R15000. You aren’t going to get very much for R5000 to be honest.

Choosing a web developer

On choosing a web designer or developer you need to be aware of a few things. Knowing these things will save you a lot of hassle in the future, and may mean the difference between a good and a bad web build experience

Exceptional Website Design

Web design in KwaZulu-Natal and in South Africa in general comes in two forms: Very good, and completely rubbish. There seems to be a small grey area between to two, but we have some extremely talented artists in South Africa, which makes our job at Axis all the more exciting. The web designer with the clear lead in the race to most successful design though is not always the guy with the best looking design.

Google Knowledge Graph Carousel

Coming to a Google search near you: the Carousel. This is exciting stuff from an SEO perspective. We're willing to bet every SEO expert in the industry will be trying to figure out ways to get their clients' web content into that black bar at the top of the search engine results pages (SERPs).

What are Google bots/spiders?

Simply, Google bots or spiders are programs that "crawl" the Internet looking for information that Google can give back to you as a person searching the web.

COPPA applies to you?

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act or COPPA

With the supposed increase in the enforcement of this act, there is a buzz about forums about whether this law applies to your website. First off, it is a US federal law, so although you may not fall under its direct jurisdiction, you can safely assume that your country will mirror the law soon enough, so best to get compliant early to avoid development costs later. Also, its not a bad thing to get compliant from a moral point of view. Another consideration is that Google probably takes this quite seriously and may, by extension, enforce it to a degree through search results.