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. We have used custom programming in a jewelry ecommerce web design when the client asked about having the website automatically email everyone two weeks prior to their birthday and anniversary. The followup system we built into the website eliminates the need for some third party email system.
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.