Create, Edit & Publish
Back in the day designing and managing websites was a highly specialised activity with an in depth understanding of HTML code and programming required. Whilst lucrative for the small percentage of people who could perform this task it was also frustrating for individuals and businesses alike who couldn't’t afford these services. Content Management Systems (CMS) were created to open up the digital market place and allow individuals to take control of their own websites and make adding content and images a much easier process.
These intuitive pieces of software allow for a wide variety of content to be added including video, images, audio and text by suitably authorised users. Non-technical users can pick up how to use the system very quickly and in turn teach other users to undertake some of the tasks for managing your website. Online shopping carts, forums, event calendars and newsletters can all be managed from within the CMS depending on the system.
Last year 30.1 million adults in the UK, 60% of the population, accessed the Internet every day or almost every day
Our very first development sites were built on an open source CMS and we still make good use of this style of software today when we are designing our websites. This code provides the functionality that your business needs while allowing us to overlay a modern and stylish design to portray your company in a professional light. We also provide training, instruction and documentation on all our CMS packages as standard, so you will be sufficiently skilled to manage your own site once complete.
Worldwide business to business e-commerce accounts for 87% of all sales conducted online.
Basic Blog Website
Ideal for individuals or small companies who need a website with a little more functionality than one of our brochure sites but not a fully-fledged CMS package. We create a stylish design to your specification and then integrate with the CMS. These sites allow you to update your site from anywhere there is an internet connection and also receive comments from other users on your articles.
Standard CMS Website
Suitable for businesses with a requirement for an improved design template and extra features such as galleries and media players. Create an unlimited number of pages from a simple interface that makes the entire process very easy. More than one person can also be assigned administrative privileges for the site to allow greater efficiency.
Professional CMS Website
At this end of the spectrum the CMS solutions offered can be very powerful and make a real difference to your online strategy. Adding content is easy as is adding products to sell through the available shopping cart. Building a loyal online community is easy too with options such as forums, newsletters and private, password protected, member’s areas, to entice visitors back for frequent repeat visits.
Depending on your business needs adding a forum to your website can be beneficial for a number of reasons. One of these is that it will promote a higher level of traffic than you would normally expect as people return to communicate and socialise with other forum members. You can make use of this traffic to promote your products or services from within the forum or gain valuable feedback from the members on many aspects of your business.
Our higher end CMS solutions offer the opportunity to create and publish regular e-mail newsletters to your registered customers. This exploits another method of communication through which to transmit your company’s message. It can also help to build brand loyalty as your e-mails can contain privileged information or details of special offers only available to subscribers.