website design 240x135Collins Brook Group will develop a custom site for your business using the most appropriate content management platform.  For small businesses, we might use a commercial website platform like Wix or 1and1.  These platforms offer a low maintenance attractive platform for website hosting and offer sufficient capabilities to develop a professional looking site.  And many of our clients can update and change the site easily.

If your needs are more complex, we might suggest a more custom implementation.  For these situations we might suggest a site built using Joomla - an open source content management system or WordPress.

eCommerce Sites

For shopping cart-based systems we might use a platform from Shopify.  For ecommece sits that plan significant growth and complexity with might suggest a more robust platform like Magento.  

Using content management systems like these provides several benefits for our clients.

Easy Web Site Content Updates

The main benefit of using these content management system is that it stores all of the content in a database that's easily accessed for updates and changes. Many of our clients are capable of editing article and page content themselves through use of the administrative features of the various content management tools. The content database can be easily maintained and backed-up for retention and security.  Usually this is done automatically by the web hosting provider or the Website Builder.

For custom websites, recovery of the system or even moving the system to another web hosting provider or server is also simplified as a result.

Availability of Templates for Low-Cost Web Design

One fo the major advantages of today's content management systems is the use of design templates. Design templates allow website developers like us to offer creative, engaging site designs. Templates allow us to disconnect the actual content from the presentation so we can quickly make design changes without having to edit content. This saves our clients time & money. Also, we can more easily implement a new design for our clients in the future, while retaining their content and many design elements.

Low-Cost Apps, Extensions & Plugins

Because of the worldwide popularity of Joomla, Wordpress & Magento, there are numerous extensions and plug-ins available at little to no-cost. Extensions & Plugins provide a common method for adding features and functions to a web site. For example, we use an extension to implement an event registration system that integrates directly into Joomla. This allows the user to schedule events, set up registration forms, provide for tickets & payments.