About DiG

Development & !nnovation Group

Sure I build great brands and good looking web-presences for business entrepreneurs. But you’ll get so much more than just a pretty website out of our time together. From day one, we’re on a journey of discovery to the centre of your business, and this is where my twenty five years of business management, marketing and design experience come into play! While we’re exploring, you’ll start to see yourself and your business in a new light. Every step we take will bring you closer to realizing your potential—the raw truth of what you’re capable of.

During this discovery process, my mission is to use my love of entrepreneurship and business branding to both guide and inspire you. I’ll be your coach, your marketing guru and your visionary. Then at the end of our solution development journey, you will have a visual identity package that captures the essence of your corporate identity, an online presence that truly serves your enterprise needs, your business soul and your story told. That’s my promise to you.

Mark Simon - Chief !nnovator at DiG

Mark Simon was selected to represent South Africa as the Graphic

Design Expert for World Skills Competition 2019. Held in Kazan Russia.




Mark Simon has worked with Joomla since it branched off of Mambo

SINCE 2005

SINCE 2005


What We Do

From web design and web development to content creation and maintenance,
we offer end to end web services and support solutions that are smart and affordable.

At DiG, we pride ourselves on achieving great things with modest budgets.

Web Design

From information architecture to look and feel, we design websites that are responsive and user experience-led. and most of all, will strengthen your brand identity and enguage your potential market while establishing your business propriety.

Content Strategy

It is important to plan your content as it is the story your business tells. From strategy and planning to creating, reviewing and editing, and ongoing content management too. We ensure that what you need to say is heard in the right place at the right time.

Content Creation

Writing for the web is a specialist skill compared to copywriting for other media. Our team can review and edit your website content, or write new content that engages and motivates users to act. We use content to establish propriety, engender trust and build a relationship with your market.

Content Admin

Content management takes time and effort, and for your image to stay fresh and engaging it must be done regularly to keep up with your evolving business and changing market. We do this all for you on a monthly retainer leaving you to get on with what you do best, running your business.

User Experience

Our years of research, analysis and experience ensures what we do works! We place great significance on user experience. While we design websites that are easy to navigate and are engaging we also ensure that mechanisms, like forms, are easy to use to motivate visitor interaction.

SocialMedia Strategy

As part of our monthly retainer we deploy a social media strategy. This involves feeding regular articles on your website to social media platforms posts and sharing those posts into target groups. This drives visitors to your website, where we can use a call to action to achieve interaction.

Email Marketing

Managing email marketing campaigns is about a lot more than just  designing pretty flyers, as you need to be aware of sending server limitations as well as ensuring that your recipients are correctly engaged otherwise your domain could be reported for SPAM. Our team are specialists in mass email solutions and email campaign management.

Web Development

We use industry standard platforms and open-source content management systems, with a combination of off-the-shelf and custom functionality. This is so that your web presence is robust, secure and enjoys service continuity. Our expertese is also augmented by a vast network of open-source experts.


Graphic Design

DiG Design now offers a monthly graphic design retainer service that provides

professional graphic design work, with 48-hour turnaround.
No Hourly Billing, No Contracts. Cancel Anytime.

Our Portfolio

Websites • Graphic Design • Online Applications



"As a Chef and a Restaurant Owner/Manager my time is rather limited. Having Mark Simon, from DiG, available to assist whenever I need technical support takes so must stress off me and my business. DiG built us a a beautiful website that everyone compliments us on all the time but DiG makes it so much more by understanding the needs of our business and doing updates every week to our Website and Social Media which really does help to drive customers through our doors. "

Uli Stamm

Uli Stamm

Owner / Chef, Trattoria Maranello Melkbosstrand

"What a fantastic guy! Mark has work with us on a number of online projects now, our websites are up and running and run perfectly without any hitches each time. Mark is always available to assist with whatever crazy idea we come up with and is always willing to put in his all to every project that is launched day and night. Marks corporate design's and websites are beautifully and meticulously crafted, I can highly recommend his work and work ethic."

Monique Chatburn

Monique Chatburn

Director, Simpson Consulting

Mark has worked with myself personally on a few online projects, where he has built a variety of online platforms for me. He was extremely easy to work with, he listened and understood what I needed and offered a very professional service to deliver a more than expected outcome. Mark, works speedily to solve and resolve problems, often when we didn’t know there were problems. The service was of superior quality, and I would honestly recommend him to anybody who wants a service with outcomes that are professional. Your online presence will be top shelf and more than expected, I would recommend him and DiG without hesitation."

Landie Stevens

Landie Stevens

Director at Fresh Beginnings

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What's so special about us?

There are so many companies and individuals offering websites out there, so why should you use DiG to create and manage your online business presence?

Yes we have years of coding and design knowledge and we are very good at building websites, but we also have actual business management experience and an understanding of what it takes to run a business from logistics through to marketing.
This is were our offering differs. We use those years of industry experience to develop online tools to assist with your business work flow and processes.
This automation will not only save you time and prevent task repetition but  it will also ensure that all your processes are compliant with current legislation.

WE OFFER ONGOING BUSINESS SOLUTIONS ...    ... not just websites!

There is something special about your business.

Our goal will be to let the world know what that is!

Proudly serving you from Melkbosstrand.



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We are not cheap . . .

. . . but we do, however, offer reasonable Website Subscription Plans that make our services affordable and accessible, without sacrificing quality.  This is a great option for smaller to mid-size companies who need a great website on a budget and who also need our regular Monthly Marketing, Social Media and SEO support.

There’s always someone willing to do it cheaper, but . . .

. . . generally, when you find someone willing to do a cheap website, that is what you are getting – a cheap website, and there is always a catch to a cheap website!

Your website should work for you. It is your best employee. Would you underpay your best employee?


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