I Build Websites in Two Days

And Everyone Gets a Photo Shoot

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Hello From Colin

Durban

I've been doing websites and photo shoots since 2006, and have worked with everyone from sole proprietors through to international companies. I had a brief stint working at a printing company and then an advertising agency, but I needed more creative freedom and I wanted to build relationships directly with clients.

This website is an extension of my photography site, and serves as an additional service offering to my corporate photography clients. I also run a creative agency with my fiancé Ruth, we do advertising and graphic design.

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Website Design and Photography Since 2006

Every Website Comes With

Company Photo Shoot

Company Photo Shoot

To maintain the high standard and design integrity of your website, I will include a photo shoot for your business. It could be images of staff, premises, branded vehicles, machinery or products.

World Class Design

World Class Design

While many website developers are able to build functioning websites, I have a background in professional design and photography which means your website will be creatively built and aesthetically beautiful.

Hosting Account Setup

Hosting Account Setup

I will register your domain with the domain names authority and set up your hosting account with my preferred hosting company.

Home Page Slider

Home Page Slider

The front page of your website is where your most important and relevant information goes, and a one-line summary of your business. It can also include an interactive image slider or a special offer.

Search Engine Optimisation

Search Engine Optimisation

Every page on your website will have the information included that search engines like Google look for, ie. page titles, descriptions and keywords. I will also submit your website to Google for indexing.

Contact Form

Contact Form

If you find yourself asking potential customers the same few questions when they enquire, an easier way to get those answers immediately is to incorporate them into your website enquiry form.

Mobile Responsive

Mobile Responsive

Your website will automatically adjust to the size of the screen it is being viewed on, no need for a separate mobile version. Perfectly compatible with desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

Google Map

Google Map

I will include a Google Map widget in your website on your contact page next to your contact form, this helps your customers find you if your customers call at your premises, and also helps confirm you are a real business.

Website Samples

Mustard Seed Productions

10th December 2017

I designed the original Mustard Seed Productions website back in 2009 using a combination of hand coded HTML, Flash and Dreamweaver. It was time for an update so I got to work on installing WordPress and redesigning the website. I added images which I’d taken at an event that I had worked at together with Mustard…

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Nokukhanya & Sicelo Wedding Website

5th December 2017

Nokukhanya originally booked me for just an engagement photo shoot, so I met them on the beach at Umhlanga as arranged and we did the photos. They were happy and smiley and it all went well. At the end of the shoot Nokukhanya asked me about doing a wedding website for them. This is the…

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Pop It On

10th November 2017

The Pop It On website is an e-commerce website designed purely for online sales, therefore there are no additional content pages. I built it in WordPress and used the Woocommerce plug-in for the online shop. I incorporated the Zapper, Payfast and EFT payment gateways. I also did the photography for some of the online shop…

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Highway College

10th August 2017

I inherited the Highway College website from the previous designer, when I opened up the backend admin area I found that there was a lot of outdated plug-ins and software. I cleaned up the site and gave it a fresher design and additional functionality. I still need to do the photo shoot, watch this space.

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Colin & Ruth Creative Agency

10th July 2017

This is the website for my and my fiancé Ruth’s creative agency which we run together. We serve a high end clientele so the emphasis was on great design and the portfolio of work had to be front and centre. It incorporates a blog, image galleries, Instagram feed, embedded videos and a contact form.

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Colin Browne Photography

10th July 2017

My website portfolio wouldn’t be complete without including my wedding photography website, it is the one that I’m closest to because it contains a large part of the work I’ve done over the last eight years or so. The functionality includes a blog, image galleries, e-commerce shop, social media integration, advanced booking forms and custom…

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Hillcrest Marketing

10th June 2009

I built this website in 2009 using HTML coding, Flash, Dreamweaver and Photoshop. It’s a far cry from today’s responsive websites but is worthy of a mention because of the sheer size of it, it’s basically a big catalogue website and I built each page manually.

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"If it wasn't for our website we wouldn't have gotten any business in the beginning, it's still a vital part of our marketing."

Elton Besson from Mustard Seed Productions

Latest Photo Shoots

FWJK Corporate Headshots

13 September 2017

This was one of the quickest shoots I’ve ever done. I arrived at the FWJK offices in Umhlanga just before 9am, set up my lighting in the boardroom and in came the first staff member for their company photo. A total of four staff members rushed in on their way to and from meetings, I…

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Regal Meats Company Shoot

12 September 2017

I was commissioned to do the company photos for Regal Meats. My job was to do portraits of the staff, some general photos in the factory and a group photo outside with the trucks. It all went well. I captured all the smiling staff for their company photos and did a few group shots, then…

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ACP Marketing Packshots

29 June 2017

Doing packshots is never as easy as it seems. All these products were very reflective and I had to be very careful, I used a closed lightbox with just the end of my camera lens sticking through an opening. Even still I got reflections which I had to remove afterwards in Photoshop. The other trick…

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Del Coursy 2017 Collection

26 June 2017

I recently spent two full days doing fashion photography in my home studio for a jewellery brand named Del Coursy. The first day was doing the packshots for roughly 150 items and the second day was the models shoot. Because I don’t have a permanent studio, I set up my backdrop and lighting in my…

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Autotronix Shoot – Lower Tugela Water Works

23 June 2017

I was commissioned by an electronics company called Autotronix to shoot photos and video at their Lower Tugela Water Works site. I had a shot list which I was given and a site foreman who took me around, and off we went for the day in hardhats and reflective vests. The main aspect of the…

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Riverside Day Spa Shoot

29 May 2017

I was asked to do photos for the Riverside Day Spa to be used in their brochures, website and other advertising. I felt like I had been transported to another planet when I walked in there, because as a man it isn’t an environment I’m used to being in. They really have thought of everything,…

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Tara Portfolio Shoot – Talloula

09 May 2017

It feels like forever since I’ve had the time to update my blog, in fact I’m going to have to do some posts and backdate them because I’ve had a ridiculously chaotic past few months. Today’s shoot however is of a budding actress and model named Tara who is on her way to the USA…

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KGB Holdings Warehouse Shoot

22 March 2017

I was on my way to another shoot when I got a call from one of my old clients, he told me one of their warehouses was empty and they needed professional photos to advertise it to potential tenants. The brief was quite simple, to show off the space and scale of the warehouse and…

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Action Coach Staff Shoot

21 March 2017

I often get called into businesses to take professional photos of the staff, premises and machinery. The photos get used on websites, in annual reports, brochures and other marketing material. Action Coach is one such company. I like to capture the staff in their work environment, it gives the photos an honest and real element…

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Chilli Source Design Staff Shoot

09 February 2017

I was called in to a company called Chilli Source to do their corporate staff photos. Being a design and advertising company, it was important to push the creativity. Luckily their office block provided ample opportunity to shoot. We used indoor stairs, couches and walls to compliment the compositions. We also did a lot of…

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It's As Easy As

01

Planning

Step one is for us to sit together and plan your website using a good old fashioned pen and paper, we'll discuss your objectives and I'll suggest the best way to achieve them.

02

Development

Next I will get to work on the development, I'll build all the pages according to what we discussed and let you know when it's time to test and review.

03

Launch

Once we're both happy with the website I'll make it live for all the world to see, I'll also submit it to Google for indexing so your site will show up in the search results.

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Contact Me

+27 79 716 1281

colin (at) colinbrowneweb dot com

Colinbrownecreative

Information

I understand that some people consider themselves to be 'technologically challenged', so feel free to let me know if you have any questions.

I'm sometimes out doing photo shoots or in meetings and will reply as soon as I'm back at my desk.

Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8am - 5pm.

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