A website design company that specialises in WordPress websites

We are a website design company that started in May 2000. We design, build and maintain WordPress websites for customers around the world. You can also use us for website hosting, weekly offsite backups, WordPress software maintenance, and WordPress security and monitoring. You should be able to focus on your core business without worrying about details like website design and security. That’s where we come in – we do it all for you! Please contact us for a custom quote, or look through all our website and email services below.

Website Design

From R5000

Our WordPress website designs are so versatile and easy to use that you can update your website yourself, or we can do it for you.

Website Hosting & Domains

From R99 per month

We will register your domain name, setup your email addresses, and host your website and email accounts so you don’t have to lift a finger.

Website Speed

R2450 once off

We can dramatically speed up your WordPress website, which can boost your Google page rankings and your sales.

Weekly Offsite Backups

R1000 per year

We will backup your entire website every week, and will store eight copies of your website OFFSITE so you’ll never lose your work.

Maintenance & Security

From R450 per month

We will maintain your WordPress software, secure and monitor your site, and fix it should a hack ever occur.

Membership Websites

From R25000

As businesses move online, we can boost your income by building a membership website with regular subscription payments.

Email Marketing

From R1000

We’ll strategise your email marketing campaign and design your email newsletters so you can concentrate on your business.

Convert PDF to HTML Email

From R1000

We have been building HTML email newsletters for more than twenty years and can easily convert your PDF into an HTML email newsletter.

Online Forms

From R1000

We build online forms that you can use for RSVPs to events, questionnaires for new clients or guest preferences, or anything else.

Website Strategy Consult

R950 per session

Michelle will help you to build a website strategy that fulfills the objectives of YOUR website to boost your sales and income.

Email Marketing Strategy Consult

R950 per session

Michelle has over twenty years’ experience designing email marketing campaigns and during a Skype call, she will help you to strategise yours.

Website Design Portfolio

From R5000

Look through websites we have built. We can build standard sites, shops, membership and subscription sites, portfolios and more.

Tim Driman


Retired entrepreneur, qualified FGASA Field and Trails Guide, and wildlife and nature photographer, Tim Driman has grown up in the bush around South Africa, sometimes venturing as far as Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and Mozambique, paying close attention to the various styles of conservation management found in those areas. Tim is always ready for a challenge, project or adventure!


website design portfolio

Customer Reviews: Email and Website Design Company

“Trade and Lateral Development provide first class service delivery and design. The attention to detail is unmistakable and it is clear that client satisfaction is always a top priority. The quality and calibre of work have constantly exceeded my expectations.”

Yosheni Naidoo
LexisNexis South Africa – Marketer

“Michelle at Trade and Lateral Development has been amazing! Michelle took my website from an outdated mess to attractive functional website overnight. Thank you so much, many clients have already commented!”

Lindy Oosthuizen
The Skin and Laser Clinic – Owner

“Trade and Lateral is my go-to for all my email building and sending needs! It’s very rare that you find someone who doesn’t complain or push back when you change your mind on artwork or copy for the 15th time since initial brief. Michelle is such a treat to work with and she consistently delivers great quality on-time every time!”

Ashleigh Rich
FMI – Relationship and Brand Builder

The Ideas Blog

As a website design company, we are obsessed with all types of amazing ideas for working online! We are particularly excited about website design and strategy, website backups, and website maintenance and security. We also love email marketing strategy, HTML email design, and PDF to HTML email conversion. If you have a business idea or a website design idea that you want some advice on, or a website strategy that you know will work, we are here to deliver. Please contact us if you would like to know more or if you’d like a custom quote. There’s no limit to what we can build for you!

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