Website design and development summary, If you’ve been looking for different web design companies and are looking for ways to verify their experience with CMS software, they can’t fail to listen to Joomla and WordPress, so a good start is to look at their example sites with those systems.
Another good question to ask is why one CMS was chosen over another; If they stumble or tell you that they always use that system, you can see the message above to match your needs with the set of skills they need.
As a simple guide, at Bowler Market, we always want to use WordPress for most quality business websites where less than a hundred pages. WordPress is very flexible, easy to use, and there is no licensing fee. We have also surveyed users and again and again, people come back with WordPress as the preferred system.
In addition, a great way to determine the usability of any platform is to create the amount of help it seeks and a quiet (but happy) bunch of our WordPress users. Finally, WordPress is so user friendly that we often see if there is any reason not to use WordPress for any project.
Where the need is not something that is suitable for WordPress, we will look at other options. These can range from Bespoke build to leveraging CMS systems that are suitable for specific tasks, Magento is an example of an ecommerce site.
Our approach is always to define problems and requirements and then search for appropriate software solutions for the bill. We want to follow the path of minimum resistance and avoid precise development where possible and in favor of existing, strong, proven, mature solutions. This method saves costs, reduces development time, and ensures that you get the best value for a highly capable system and potential money.
One last important issue is training and support. All of our time is being spent developing a complex system to help you get the best out of your new website and content management platform, using existing, proven solutions.
Whichever method you choose, be sure to choose a company that understands your needs and justifies all choices. Remember, once the site is created you can stick with it even a little bit and starting from scratch can be an expensive, time consuming exercise. So, spend on planning the site and determining your needs as much as possible until you are 100% happy.