Some of the services offered by Cooked Media

Striking Website Design

At Cooked Media we proud ourselves on customized, eye-catching and effective designs with customized functionality that speak to your targeted customer about your brand.

Customised Website Development

Having experience programming in several languages and natural curiosity and keenness to further develop our skills allows us to easily  customize projects for our clients.

Affordable Website Hosting

We offer affordable website hosting to our clients - several packages are available from as little as R99 per month (Unlimited Bandwidth, 5 SQL Databases, 1GB Hard Disk Space & up to 100 Email Accounts included!).

Speedy Domain Registration

Cooked Media responds rapidly to requests to register domain names so you won't miss out on that clever web address idea you just had!

Logo and Brand Design

At Cooked Media we will assist you in conceptualising your new business from the logo up.  Get you business cards, email stationery, social media, web and newsletter templates branded consistently throughout your business.

Branded WordPress Themes

Cooked Media can create a WordPress theme for your brand that is unique to your installation and marries seamlessly with your existing branding and style ethos.

Recent Projects

  • Sky Safaris

    We recently completed this development for our client Sky Safaris.  The development included logo design, the website featuring e-Commerce functionality, and other branding projects.

  • EM-Between Communications

    EM-Between Communictaions

    We recently completed the design and development of the EM-Between Communications website. This WordPress and customised WooTheme development featured a Booking Module as well as Client Gallery Module.

  • Sikuyo Impumelelo Co-operative

    Sikuyo Impumelelo Co-operative

    We recently completed the website for Sikuyo Impumelelo Co-operative. This was a WordPress development featuring a booking feature for courses.

  • Roxi Wardman

    Roxi Wardman

    We recently completed the design and development of Roxi Wardman’s (Masterchef SA Contestant) website. It was a WordPress Website with customised WooTheme with additional Recipe and Upcoming Event info.

  • Chef

    Chef

    We recently designed and developed Chef – Stainless Steel Braais website. The website was a WordPress WooCommerce Development with Theme Customisation. Recipes and Store Locator functionality was also added.

  • The Gourmet Bushie

    The Gourmet Bushie

    We recently designed and developed The Gourmet Bushie website for Ultimate Braai Master 2014 contestant Sherwyn Weaich. This was a WordPress development using WooTheme with customisation. It also featured Recipe and Event Listing functionality.

Consultations

Book a Consultation

Do you need a website domain registered?
Do you need a website done or re-vamped?
Do you need branding?  Business cards?  Email Stationery?

Meet with us and let us assist in determining your digital marketing needs.

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Testimonials

What people think of Cooked Media

Building a website can be quite an ordeal for clients. The process is a mystery to them and a lot of the work happens in the background. They often feel they are being let down, and that the web developer is just doing what they want, not what the client wants.

The day Chantal came into our professional lives is one I will remember for ever, because the web development process all of a sudden became fun again. My clients love her, and more importantly, they trust her. She is fast, efficient, knowledgeable and fun to work with. All of these skills and advantages mean that she is my web developer of choice.

Mel Gard

Chantal was an absolute pleasure to deal with!
From start to finish I felt at ease knowing that my new, revamped website would be fabulous.
Chantal listened to my requirements and offered perfect solutions and designs to accommodate these requests. Nothing was too much trouble and I was given regular updates throughout the development process.
I LOVE my new website and highly recommend Chantal and her team!

Emma Dunk

I have so enjoyed working with Chantal.  She is articulate, fun, creative, a great designer, and has a nothing-is-too-much-trouble attitude.

When we decided to revamp Westville B&B’s website, I approached Chantal who I had met through the KZN Women in Business network.  We are delighted with the result and have had numerous compliments on it.  Our MailChimp Newsletter Template looks amazing – professional, trendy and on point.

We highly recommend Chantal for any of your web-based and design needs.

Wow ! Chantal you really did get us cooking!  Your creativity in designing our website was awesome!  Thank you for all your inspiration and hard work.  We will definitely refer you and hope to use you for all our future projects.

From The Blog

Website Development – How to get yours done quickly

Website Development

Website Development

 

Without fail, whenever we ask our clients how soon they want their website development completed, they answer, “Yesterday!”.  Having got websites out in anywhere from 2 hours to a couple of days … let me assure you … these projects can be done quickly and effectively but…

There’s a HUGE “BUT” in this one!

And that rests solely with you, our client.  We can only go as fast as you equip us to.

The websites we are able to get completed and published quickly are the ones where our clients are organised, where they provide us with good quality images and content and clear instructions about what they need their website to accomplish.

So if you want your website yesterday, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do I have good quality logo to use?
    Your logo is essential to the look and branding of your website.  If you have a terrible quality logo, it brings the whole design down and looks very unprofessional.
  • Do you know what functionality you need and want on your website?
    We will meet with you and discuss this, but its worth writing down what you hope to achieve with you website and how you think you can achieve this.  Check out your competition online to get an idea of what they are doing well or not, etc.
  • Do you have your content together?
    Whilst we are excellent at what we do, clairvoyance is not one of our skills, nor are we likely experts in your field, industry or company.  We therefore need you to write down what you want to advertise about your business.  What are your standout features, who is your team, what products or services do you offer, do you have written testimonials, etc.  We will design you a gorgeous website, but it is meaningless and useless without effective content.
  • Are you in a position to pay your deposit?
    We cannot start working on your project until we receive a deposit.
Questions?

Questions?

Agree a timeframe

Once all the questions asked have been answered and you and your designer and developer have a plan together for your website, be clear on your timeframes.  If you have a large or complex website, agree timeframes for specific areas / functionality on the website.  Responding quickly to requests for further clarity, content or feedback during the development of your website will help the developer move quickly on your project.

How long should your website development take?

This is a little like asking how long is a piece of string.  Here’s a ballpark to give you some guidelines … if your website is a brochure style website with a small number of pages and all your content and logo, relevant images, etc. have been provided to your designer and developer you should expect your website development to take about a week.  If you have a large or complex website with for example e-commerce, many products, complicated functionality, custom written functionality, etc. your website development can take anywhere from a month to several months.

Website development is an exciting process … we LOVE every website we work on and want to complete your project as quickly and expertly as possible!  Give your designer and developer the correct tools and you too will LOVE the process of having your website developed.

If you would like more information on website design and development, feel free to contact us to discuss this further.

Our Team

Team members at Cooked Media

Chantal Edouard-Betsy

Owner of Cooked Media

Chantal's roots are in corporate Information Technology and Project Management, with experience across the board from Developer to Project Manager. Her creativity was given free reign whilst flipping numerous houses, building her personal design portfolio, brand and reputation. Chantal is probably best know for co-founding and co-owning The Bedroom, which is a successful high-end retail brand aimed at women, this was instrumental in further building her skills in the areas of retail, marketing, branding and franchising. Since selling The Bedroom, and being somewhat of a serial entrepreneur, Chantal married her diverse experience from IT, marketing, design, small business, franchising and networking and created Cooked Media - a design and development house specializing in online design of websites, newsletter templates, and other design projects as well as website hosting.

Chantal is known for her passion, dedication, commitment to projects, work ethic, authenticity and creativity. She gives 110% in all she does.

Specialties: Social Media, Social Networking, Brand Development, Marketing Strategy, Advertising, Web Design, Web Development, Entrepreneurship, Small Business Strategy, Management

Verna Lewis

Administrator & PA at Cooked Media

Verna Lewis comes from a long and successful career as a Personal Assistant to Directors & CEO's of various Durban companies, but her true passion is dancing. She has done everything from ballet to belly dance, performed as a  professional dancer for Napac, Sun International and various smaller dance companies and also done a stint overseas, in Cyprus, where she combined both her dancing and P.A. skills working for the Director of the Free Flight Dance Academy and Theatre School.

Verna brings her dance-based discipline and administrative experience to Cooked Media, as well as her attention to detail when filling websites with content.  She is thoroughly enjoying the many new challenges involved in the world of website design.

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