We would be happy to do all your maintenance for you, but we realize many clients want to be able to make their own site updates.
We provide a number of different maintenance options to choose from.
One of the biggest benefits of having a full-time database programmer on board is that we can set up a Content Management System for you that offers all of the features you need, and none of the features you don't need. Because we can streamline it to meet your exact needs, it's extremely easy to use. It's so intuitive that even if a long time goes by between making site edits, you can log back in and immediately remember how to do it.
Our custom CMS will allow you to:
Another option is for us to build your entire site using WordPress as the updating engine. The site will look the same as if we did not integrate it into WordPress, but WordPress will be the engine behind it. If we go this route, you will also have the ability to update all of your site content. The only drawback is it is a little tougher to learn – not quite a point and shoot as the above detailed content management system. Nevertheless, it is a good, solid and easy-to-expand program that we often recommend to our clients based on their needs.
Contribute is Adobe software for managing website content. It's essentially a pared down version of Dreamweaver. Years ago, this was one of the very few CMS programs available, and we set up quite a few of our clients with it. The main benefit of Contribute is that it is less expensive than WordPress or our custom Content Management System. You can also do many things with Contribute, but to utilize its advanced features takes a lot of training. Probably more than the average client is willing to do.
The main drawback is that it is software installed on a particular computer, which means you can only update the website from that one computer. With WordPress and our custom CMS, you simply use a secure login to access and manage your site from any computer. This makes it easy for multiple users to be working on the same website, or for one person to update from work or home, on a full computer or tablet.
For more information about Contribute, please visit Adobe's Contribute Product page.
We wouldn't suggest developing an entire website off a database, but for certain sections/pages on your site a database may be a good solution.
An obvious use for a database is for e-commerce and catalog sites. Being able to easily add, update or delete products would be easily handled using a database.
But there are other applications for a database as well. Our client FORCE has a intensely rich information section of their site that is constantly adding new information. Using a database they access from a web-based admin system makes it easy for them to populate these pages.