Planning a web site design or re-design begins with a choice: do you need a pre-built website template or your own custom planned/designed website in either Drupal or WordPress content management systems (CMS). Here are the differences:
All of our custom-built sites start with discovery, strategy and UX planning, then move into design, coding and evolution. Below are two brief descriptions of the CMSs we work with:
Drupal is one of the most powerful open-source CMS systems in the world. Drupal IT is well supported worldwide and can be very easy to use when set up properly. Drupal even has built-in blog technologies that rival WordPress. Although more expensive to code, Drupal lets you customize your site without any limitations. We recommend Drupal to most B2Bs, agencies, and non-profit organizations.
WordPress started out as a blog platform but has quickly grown into one of the most popular CMS systems. WordPress is easy to use and is full of plug-ins and add-ons that allow you to customize your site and add functionality to suit your business, such as easy e-commerce, accounting, social networking, and more. We like WordPress best for retail and small businesses.
All sites use "styles" to determine how different content will be shown on various pages. There can be 100 styles or just one, depending on the complexity and needs of your site. Here are basic styles we include on every site, plus a few common add-ons. You can continually add new styles, designs and technologies to your site to upgrade its performance.
And that’s just the start! You can add dozens of other styles and customize each style for a particular product or service. You can even integrate third-party applications into your site for advanced functionality.
We have some AWESOME pre-designed WordPress CMS templates that are loaded with goodies, mobile friendly and can be tailored to your brand. You can continue to customize and make you site unique over time, while saving a bunch at launch.
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