Websites are mainly content heavy with some functionality like contact forms, booking forms or blogs. A website is essential for businesses today along with a presence on Google and social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Whoever you are your website gives a lasting impression to customers and viewers. It is important that it is easy to navigate, has relevant content, quality images and looks modern. For businesses a website is essential so that you can be discoverable online and also to help generate sales. Depending on your industry and products there will be a certain volume of prospects searching online.
CMS (Content Management System)
A Content Management System is an administration interface for your website. As a non technical user a CMS is essential for your website. A CMS will enable you to create new pages, add and edit images, create forms and maintain any other content. Depending on the CMS that you use you may be able to do more than just this. A popular CMS has modules and pre-designed themes that you can also use to add more functionality to your website like blogs, forums and ecommerce.
If you have an existing website that you need updated, upgraded to a new version or need some new features added Startupsmith will be able to help you. To discuss further please get in touch and we can go over what will be involved to implement your requirements to your existing website.
As with all of our software development we will build your website iteratively to ensure that we are developing to your needs throughout the project. A website development project with Startupsmith will generally go through the following lifecycle:
- Requirements gathering
- Technology Selection
- Requirements Analysis
- Sitemap creation
- Website development
- Content uploading
- Client handover
As previously mentioned each phase will involve the client at some point to ensure the project is on track to your needs.
At Startupsmith we are advocates for open source technology. Our primary choice for developing websites is Silverstripe. Silverstripe is an award winning CMS and web development framework developed in Wellington New Zealand. Silverstripe is a very customisable platform that can be tailored to most requirements.
Depending on the project and clients preferences we can develop websites using Wordpress. Wordpress is a blogging/CMS platform that is the most popular in this space. With a large community there are many modules available for all of your website needs.