Tobie van der Spuy
Milk Moon Studio is a web design studio specialising in web design and Webflow development. Before 2020 we were a side hustle, designing sites in Figma and developing them in Webflow during the dead of night, and on weekends. Everything changed when South Africa went into lockdown - we saw this as a chance to travel to our farm in the mountains the day before lockdown with our 3-month-old puppy. Since then, we have expanded Milk Moon Studio into a full-fledged Webflow studio, our puppy became fifteen pets, we got married, we grew the team and became a (Pty) Ltd.
We now put our passion and energy into building sites all day long, during the dead of night, and on weekends, and we’ve built a lot of sites. We decided to specialise and became Webflow Expert Partners. We feel fortunate to have built a plethora of beautiful sites and have been able to forge strong relationships with our clients.
We have gone from a side-hustle to a team specialising in web design, development, analytics, branding and even learning the basics of accounting. We are passionate about pushing the boundaries of web design and creating beautiful, functional Webflow websites that are tailored to our clients' needs.
We can accept traditional bank transfers for invoices, swift payments, or payments via PayPal, Stripe, and credit cards. We'll try and send our quotes and invoices in your local currency as far as possible. Generally, ZAR, USD, GBP & Euros are fine.
It very much comes down to what you need, but we'll sit down with you (remotely), figure out what you currently have, what you want to achieve and where you have pain points or roadblocks to put together a package that suits you. Apart from figuring out what you want, we can also help you with what you need if you don't have brand collateral or brand identity. From there, we'll create a custom design for your site, no templates here, that you'll review, and we'll update it before we start building. Once you're happy, we'll build your site in Webflow, add some nifty analytics so you know what's happening on it, hand it over and teach you how to make edits to the site. Don't worry; Webflow is super easy to edit, and there's nothing to maintain.
A bespoke custom website is an investment and as such is more expensive than just buying a Wordpress template, but you end up getting exactly what you want. With our Webflow sites there are very few design constraints and you end up with a site that you can maintain on your own. It's also important to note that pricing varies a lot based on the complexity of the build, what assets you already have and how crazy you want to get with interactions and animation. If you're even slightly unsure, reach out and we can chat, and put together a package for you with a detailed quote. Your build will also include Google Tag Manager and basic Google Analytics integration.
Before developing your site in Webflow, we will design the entire website in Figma. Once you're happy with the design, we move from Figma to the Webflow designer. You'll have full access to the Figma files once your project is complete. We are Webflow designers and as such we'll always make sure that what we design in Figma will work in Webflow.
We most definitely can. Our sites include basic Google Tag Manager setup, and Google Analytics 4 and Universal Analytics integration. We can also set up more advanced event and conversion tracking, ad tracking from platforms like Google Ads, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest etc. We'll also integrate free heat maps and recording using Tag Manager and Microsoft Clarity for you, but we're open to installing other tools.
Aside from adding analytics , we can also help you with easy to use in Google Data Studio so you don't need to dig to see how your site is performing. We can also set up ad reporting dashboards or integrate data from tools like Supermetrics etc.
If you require standalone analytics services or would just like to chat about what's possible, reach out, and we can have a look at what you already have and how we can help. We are however primarily a Webflow Studio so, we do focus on implementing analytics on our own projects, but if we have the time, we'll help you out.
It mostly depends on how complex the design and build will be and availability from our side. Reach out for a chat and we'll give you an estimate of how quick we can have things up and running. The benefit of working exclusively with Webflow is that while designs can be very complex, development time is quite quick.
We can definitely help you going forward; though Webflow is such an easy-to-maintain platform, you most likely won't need us to update content etc., for you. That being said, we do like to partner with our clients, so if there is ever anything you need, we're happy to chat and help you out. We tend to get a lot of requests regarding advanced analytics, reporting dashboards, integrating ads tracking, behavioural analytics etc., and we're more than happy to help with that as well.
We don't offer logo design, brand identity or brand collateral creation as a standalone service, we are Webflow designers first and foremost, though we are happy to do this as part of your web design and build packages. We have team members that specialise in branding if you require their services as part of your Webflow design project.
When we set up your site in Webflow it will be optimised for SEO. Your pages will have all the necessary tags, OG images etc, and we'll put things like 301 redirects in place so no one ever sees a missing page from an old link if you're migration from your old site. 301 redirects will also allow Google to see where all that old content went if the structure of your site ends up changing on your new Webflow Project. Apart from making sure your site is optimised we'll help out with you Google Search Console setup and make sure nothing weird crawls out the woodwork. To help with your Google Search rankings we'll also optimise for speed and apply a few tweaks in Tag Manager to make things load nice and fast and keep the search bots happy. If you're migrating to a new domain we'll help with search optimisation and migration to give you a minimal hit on the SERPS. When it's possible we'll also add search schemas to your pages like article or blog schemas, the FAQ schema, product schema and breadcrumbs to help Google index your site more efficiently.
Aside from the site optimisations we can also connect you with some great SEO copywriters if you want to generate copy for blog pages etc. to improve your rankings and generate traffic.
Yes, we're a certified Expert Professional Webflow Partner and we consider ourselves a Webflow studio first, offering you the best the platform can deliver.
Yes we are Webflow Certified. We have the following Webflow Certifications:
- Webflow Layout Level 1
- Webflow Layout Level 2
- Webflow CMS Level 1
We'll be adding more certifications as Webflow expands on the certification program for Webflow Studios like us, but for now we're up to date. We're also a Webflow Experts Partner, yay!
Webflow currently only integrates with Stripe and Paypal which is admittedly a teensy bit limiting considering the amount of payment partners out there, but they are best in class tools and worth checking out if you're unsure. Paypal is available in more regions than Stripe, but Stripe does offer a great service called Stripe Atlas where they register and set up a company for you in the United States if your region isn't covered. They'll pretty much do everything and at the end of the process you'll have a company registered in the US for the cost of $500.
We exclusively use Webflow to develop our sites and design everything from the POV of a Webflow first studio, and it's great, promise, we guarantee you'll love it. There are virtually no design constraints, it comes with a CMS so adding anything from blog posts to FAQs, managing teams and just making edits to 'static' pages are as easy as clicking, typing, and publishing. We'll teach you how to update content, and when it comes to Webflow there's nothing to maintain, there are no updates, no plugins and nothing breaks when an updated version comes out (cough, cough Wordpress). We're gonna list just some of the features you'll love, and you can check out some of our latest Webflow projects.
- It has a built-in Content Management System and an Ecommerce platform.
- It allows us to add sleek interactions and animations to your site.
- Your site will be powered by Amazon Web Services and Fastly with data centres across the globe, zero maintenance, 99.9% uptime guaranteed, super fast CDN and scaling.
- It offers great security, no need to worry about being hacked.
- Built-in SEO tools, no more plugins.
- Great integration with a slew of partners like Zapier etc. and custom code if required.
- Exportable code if you want to host a static site somewhere else.
This is just the tip of the iceberg, and if you need some more convincing, please feel free to chat about your project with us.