Web Development

Whether you’re in need of web development for a basic Startup information page or a custom CMS-based website, it’s important to choose a route that best fits your needs.

Content Management Systems

What do you want out of your website? Are you looking to generate more revenue?

Is your main goal to drive more traffic to your website and gain more lead submissions? If so, a custom Content Management System (CMS) is the route to pick.  A CMS is a software application that can manage the creation and modification of digital content.

CMS’ allow individuals and businesses to edit, manage and maintain existing website pages in a single interface without too much technical knowledge. When it comes to Search Engine Optimization (SEO), CMS’ are great because they are so common world wide. ‘WordPress’ is a great example of a commonly used CMS. It is one of the top CMS’, beside ‘Joomla.’ Also, WordPress has plenty of third-party plugins to help with SEO.

Website Templates

Website templates are a great option if you’re looking to quickly create a basic website. However, a website template might be too limiting for you. When using a template from large corporations such as ‘WIX‘, ‘GoDaddy‘ or ‘Squarespace‘, there are many limitations.

If you are not replacing the same types of content from the template with yours, such as images and text, you may come across complications. Page insertion and deletion problems, page layout issues, photo and text addition or omission problems, among others are all common issues.

If you are not familiar with coding or experienced with different types of programming languages, using a website template can become more difficult and costly than using a CMS.

Integrations

If third-parties, APIs, or connections need to be integrated into your website, the template direction is not recommended.

Often, integrations such as CRMs, custom portals, or marketing systems will require custom code and styling from a professional. These requirements can be costly and more difficult than integrating with a CMS. Overall, if your plan is to create a professional looking, responsive, manageable website, a Content Management System is best for you.

Our Web Development Team

If you’re looking to spin up a quick information page with contact details, or create a custom website, our web development team has been specializing in custom web development for over fifteen years. Reach out to learn more about which direction is best for you and or your business.

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