About Us

HandMade SoftWare – established in 1989, is an experienced, motivated software and web development company specializing in software and Internet based solutions including hosting services. In 1996 the sub-company HandMade Connections CC was established to deal with Internet based solutions.  We offer from standard domain hosting to dedicated servers including cloud based server solutions.

Our creativity and innovative ideas combined with the high quality of our design experience plus development expertise allows us to offer a competitive yet complete service. We aim to make our solutions attractive, effective, relevant and scalable to the growing needs of the business and people that we serve, forming lasting working relationships. HandMade SoftWare and Connections are providers of custom web and software design solutions, that meet the needs of our clients.

Software Development.

HandMade, as our name suggests provides diverse development solutions from corporate solutions to interactive web development applications. In addition, HandMade has widely used desktop applications in tourism, home and accommodation rental industry, real estate solutions and more. As the first commercial ISP (1995) in the Southern Cape, HandMade has built an extensive client portfolio and developed a variety of customized solutions used by clients locally and internationally. Our products range from simple web design requirements, Real Estate and Accommodation applications to elaborate custom designed portal solutions designed to suit. Our client list includes custom developments for Datadot SA, Prepaid24, Construction Gateway UK, Specialized Solar Systems, Grip Realty, Sothebys Realty, Accomodation Bureau Plettenberg Bay and many more.

HandMade Connections & Web Solutions.

HandMade SoftWare relocated from Johannesburg to Knysna in 1994 when owner, Anthony Robinson decided to start the first ISP (Internet Service Provider) in the Southern Cape, initially as agents for PIX Internet. The web solutions company, HandMade Connections was established to complete the solutions offering. As an ISP, HandMade Connections provide connectivity solutions, website as well as server hosting solutions plus domain registration services. As a web solutions provider and developer, HandMade Connections offer web design and development solutions for entry level website design to portal based Content Management Systems. Our design staff are experienced enough to meet any design and development needs. We pride ourselves in working together as a team to produce aesthetically pleasing, user friendly, functional and productive web sites. HandMade boasts servers both locally and abroad and our web clients include local and international companies. Our web portal (gardenroute.com) is a very popular Garden Route Business Portal and includes the main Garden Route and Klein Karoo town domains for george.co.za, knysna.co.za, plett.co.za, oudtshoorn.co.za, mosselbay.co.za, sedgefield.co.za, glentana.co.za and more.

Content Management System

HandMade Connections have over the last 20 years developed a Content Management System (CMS) designed around users, who are not HTML experts. The design approach was to build a CMS that is simple and easy to use, but also allows for a more experienced administrator. The backend system is text driven to maximize performance. All module management use similar menu concepts to ensure simplicity throughout the entire site. Each module contains its own unique template making edit to the dynamic data aspect for each module quick and easy. The unique template system design facilitates a custom layout designs per module. As an option HandMade Connections also provide standard WordPress solutions as well as custom designed WordPress Plugins.