Custom Programming

Everything involves custom programming; not just the robust web development projects. It is true that we have many different platforms we can use so that we don’t have to code everything from the very beginning and we are still custom developing many of the projects we work on.  For example if you know other people who love their WordPress site you may assume that since WordPress is already invented all we have to do is add your logo and make a few other adjustments. Actually that never happens because we still have to decide upon the colors and layout, even when we purchase a theme.  Then there are still going to be options that will require us to use the editor to make changes to the code.  You may want a footer that doesn’t come with the theme and we will need to use custom programming to create that for you.  Where you won’t need our help is when it is time to make changes to a page such as adding pictures, changing the text or even adding new pages and entire new sections. Everyone wants to be in control and not have to wait for a designer or programmer in order to get some changes made.  With an easy to use CMS or Content Management System you’ll be in full control.

 

The vast majority of the work we do will involve some custom development and no project is too large or too small. All of the options mentioned below allow us to build a responsive web design and that means that the website will automatically “respond” to the device used to view the site. A responsive web design will reshape itself to fit everything from smart phones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers. This is the reason we no longer have to build a second, separate site for mobile devices.

Wordpress Web Design
Wordpress Web Design

WordPress became very popular with people who wanted to blog and over time it became one of the leading web development formats. People are able to use the product for free and only pay for the theme which provides the overall look and feel of the site. Additionally the themes are very inexpensive and this has also contributed to the popularity of WordPress. Another important consideration is that if you ever need updates you aren’t able to manage on your own there are literally millions of WordPress web developers. As an added bonus there are many plugins available, often for free that extend the functionality.

Joomla Web Developer
Joomla Web Developer

Joomla just like all of the available options today allows us to create a Content Management System.  This requires more training to use than WordPress and that is only because it offers more options and control. There are tens of millions of people using the software and consequently many programmers are familiar with how to customize it as needed. The plugins or “extensions” that can be added on allow for an almost limitless range of options and functionality that can be had. There are also plenty of responsive themes so that your new site will function on tablets and smart phones.  Some large corporations use this platform including General Electric, Ebay, IKEA and many others.

Drupal Web Developer
Drupal Web Developer

Drupal may not be as common as the above two platforms but there are still over a million people in over 200 countries using this product. Who do we know that uses this development platform? The White House uses this software and it can a simple blog to a full ecommerce, enterprise site. There are well over 20,000 plugins or “modules” that can be added on and no shortage of themes to suit all categories such as law, restaurants and many more. This is an open source code which means that developers from around the world are continually evaluating and updating the code.

Magento e-Commerce
Magento e-Commerce

Magento is a very popular ecommerce software development platform that has thousands of extensions that can be used to create enterprise class features. The Magento ecommerce web development system is fully scalable and is backed by ebay so you can be assured that they understand ecommerce. The system works well with fashion, jewelery and just about any type of products you can imagine. It can be integrated with shipping software to automate shipping and print labels. It can work with many different languages so that web visitors can select the language they prefer. There are thousands of different theme options available and they work well on mobile devices.

Dreamweaver Custom Programming
Dreamweaver Custom Programming

Dreamweaver was the first custom programming software that most developers ever used. Some companies such as ours originally wrote code using Notepad but after that came Dreamweaver. With this software we are completely writing the code as we go along. There are no themes to purchase all the artwork is 100% custom designed by graphic artists. Since we began in 1995 as custom programmers we are very familiar with writing code.

The best way to figure out which option is best for you is to not even try!

That is our job and when we discuss what you want a website to do for your business then we will decide upon the best way to accomplish your goals.