Website Design Projects

Websites are the 24/7/365 version of you that work as hard as you do to win opportunities. We’ve been privileged to put a number of them together over the years, from industries as diverse as non-profit to upmarket paint and flooring companies.

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Project Elements

  • Single Page Website Design
  • Landing Page design
  • Fitness Video and Online Magazine
  • Directory of service providers
  • Multi-page websites

02Our Approach

There’s a great book called ‘The Back of the Napkin’ and in it, the author recalls being asked to summarise what is necessary in order to create a great educational website.

The summary is that there are 3 pillars to web design: Brand, Content and Function.

Brand: What do we want people to remember or what will they remember after visiting the site?

Content: What do we want people to know and what do they want to know when visiting our website?

Function: What do people want to do and what do we want them to be able to do when visiting our website?

Brand elements are solved by design, content elements are solved by writers and authors, and function elements are solved by developers.

It’s such a great summary of how websites should be approached, it’s something we’ve followed ever since when it comes to putting together a website for our clients.

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I met Daryn about to start his own business up a little over 2 months ago and decided to give it a try . The first thing that hit me was the vital energy of the guy -he definetly makes me feel comfortable . Added to this, Daryn, the owner’s friendly and welcoming approach and you can already sense the quality customer service you will be receiving .

When I started my own business, I needed a lot of help regarding logo and website etc. however once Daryn began to exercise his exemplary skills , he really did portray design as an art form ! District and well designed. The time , support and effort Daryn puts into his passion is extraordinary – he is capable of providing any desire and you will get ready for your business !

The Grooming Cave

The Grooming Cave

Hello D

Just to say the very biggest thank you for your incredible help on the website. Thank you, thank you, thank you. The process that we have gone through has been incredibly helpful and I’m so grateful for the time, energy and passion you have put into helping me pivot. The very, very, very, very, very, very, very biggest thank you D.

Hope you have a beautiful weekend ahead kind man.

Thank you so much again for everything.

Judith Goddard-Gunn

Judith Goddard-Gunn

CEO - Masiwela

“It is with great pleasure that I recommend Daryn Basson, a former colleague and friend that I have worked alongside over the past 3.5 years. Daryn has always displayed a high degree of integrity, responsibility and ambition. He is definitely a leader rather than a follower, is humble and honest in all his dealings, and is well liked by all our staff and customers.

Daryn is a self-starter who has successfully aided the company in developing two of our most successful publications from scratch. He is also a most dependable team player. His good judgement and mature outlook ensure a logical and practical approach to his endeavours.

Daryn would be an asset to any organisation, and I am happy to give him my wholehearted endorsement.”

Grant Viljoen

Grant Viljoen

CEO - Orange Press Publishing

Daryn is a dynamo of activity and a brilliant sounding board for ideas. As a business adviser, he has constantly been useful to me in positioning what I offer to the market in a real and constructive way and I am always grateful to be able to run my thinking by him and hear what he has to say. I’d recommend that if you’re struggling with strategy and need a no-holds-barred perspective, it’s well worth your time getting in touch with Daryn.

Colin Browne

Colin Browne

CEO - Happy Sandpit

“We consulted with Daryn to create the Association Slides on behalf of M-Net. We’d used his company in the past for assistance with presentation slides for internal meetings, and so leaving the association slides in Daryn’s capable hands was a very safe bet!

He delivered absolutely beautiful slides that not only look great On Air, but match the associations beautifully. So much time and effort went into selecting each of the 45 slides and the creative that went into the design was absolutely phenomenal. Daryn not only delivered well within the required timelines, the work was of a very high standard. We will certainly use Daryn in the future. Thanks Daryn for all your amazing work!”

Laura Howie

Laura Howie

CEO - Reel Media

Working with Daryn and ‘Fitness Adviser’ has been more than a brilliant experience, that continues to positively surprise  the  PURE Nutrition Technology Team. Their service is super professional, yet always warm and friendly.  Their campaigns are innovative, energetic and exciting, and I look forward to working with them in 2014 as we have planned amazing things together! Thank you Daryn and the Fitness Adviser Team for being AWESOME!

Alexandra Norval

Alexandra Norval

Sales Director - Pure Nutrition

“I’d highly recommend working with Daryn and Fitness Adviser. They always go above and beyond what you expect, their response time is incredible and we’ve had great feedback from our placement on their website! Here at ABC we like to call Daryn a little miracle sent down from heaven!”

Danica Bloomberg

Danica Bloomberg

CEO - Adventure Boot Camp

“Daryn designed our new website and I can honestly say that he went above and beyond the call of duty to get it up and running. I love it and our client feedback has been awesome. I would strongly recommend him if you’re thinking about upgrading your current site.

He is funny, friendly, extremely professional, dedicated and a pleasure to work with. He adopts each of this clients and their causes as his own and gives his all to help them realise their objectives, both on-line and off. He is an asset beyond expectation to any business. Great Results. Good Value. High Integrity.”

Bronwyn Hesketh

Bronwyn Hesketh

Owner - Speakers Inc

“This is to certify that, I Michelle Dean owner of The Mexican had, the absolute pleasure of working with Daryn for 3 months, on building a bigger customer base and a website to show case our restaurant.

What struck me immediately is that, Daryn has the uncanny ability to transform your company, by transforming your attitude towards your business.

Daryn also has the ability to listen to what you as a client wants, and this quality sets him apart. He worked so hard on making me fall in love with my business again, in a time when the economy is not helping anyone be positive.

When Daryn throws himself into helping you market your company, his passion is overwhelmingly contagious and in this way he transforms the way you think, and before you know it, you even start coming up with your own ideas. I could not believe I had it in me, but he managed to coax it out of me.

I enjoyed how swiftly he takes care of your businesses needs, you never have to ask him twice and it was a breath of fresh air for me, in a town where this never happens. Daryn is already missed by us all.”

Michelle Dean

Michelle Dean

Owner - The Mexican

“Working towards stringent deadlines, we elicited Daryn’s expertise in creating complex slide presentations for management meetings at M-Net. Daryn was easy to work with from the beginning, quickly grasping what we needed and taking direction for any changes we needed well.

With a willing attitude and a friendly demeanor, Daryn’s work is sleek, professional and recommended for an excellent quality product.”

Bonita Nutall

Bonita Nutall

Project Manager - M-Net Group Services

Fitness Adviser has been the corner stone of our communication with the public, your advertorials, promotions and quick fire texts via facebook and twitter has driven traffic to our blogs, facebook pages, twitter accounts as well as to our front doors.

Personally using the website to source information and network with like-minded individuals has been a great assistance to our team at Off The Grid Athletic.

We continue to grow from strength to strength with the assistance of Daryn and his team at Fitness Adviser and recommend all our clientele and brothers and sisters in the industry across the country to make use of this great platform due to the great influx of traffic we ourselves have received through the site and facebook page.

Lil Bianchi Kimble

Lil Bianchi Kimble

Co-Founder - Off The Grid Athletic

“I was fortunate enough to be referred to Daryn Basson by a friend of mine.  I had been looking for someone to put together a website for my new company and had already sent out specs and received quotes.  However, Daryn took the time to meet with me and gain a thorough understanding of what I wanted.

The end result was fantastic and did not require the to-ing and fro-ing that you often have to contend with.  He got me and what I wanted right off the bat.  It has been wonderful dealing with him, he has pushed my own boundaries around business concepts and ideas, as well as introducing me to some great new ideas around business acquisition.  I have already recommended him to some of my other friends and contacts and will continue to do so.”

Debra Nortje

Debra Nortje

Founder - Breezy Consulting

“Hey Daryn. Heads up for all the amazing work you’ve done for me. Not only did you create a website for me but you have also set me up for social networking and showed me that it’s not as complicating as I thought it would be. Thanks for all the hard long hours you put into this deal- it seriously pays off!”

Shannon Ainslie

Shannon Ainslie

Founder - SurfLife

“We have used the talent and services of ‘Mr make it happen’ for our own websites as well as all the sites that we sponsor and I’m looking forward to using him again for our next job. Great work Daryn and chat soon.”

Lewis Khoury

Lewis Khoury

CEO - Bloodscan

“Daryn’s work is absolutely amazing, he listened to what I wanted and came up with exactly that. Very few changes were made but they were done immediately. I would definitely recommend Daryn and his work to anyone and everyone.”

Barry Rankin

Barry Rankin

Ironman Athlete

“Why did I choose Daryn to do my website? Well I wanted the coolest, most up-to-date and user friendly website! I gave Daryn nothing apart from a few words and he did the rest, from design, layout, wording and sourcing of pictures.

The most important for me was to have the back up and this I have received without question. When changes are requested they are immediately actioned, server faulty – it is sorted out without question.

Overall it has been an awesome experience to have the look and feel so completely captured in my own website and would recommend them to one and all…”

Duncan Hesketh

Duncan Hesketh

Owner - Vaser Lipo