Content Management Systems (CMS)
At Emerald Web Design we use Joomla! an Open Source Content Management System (CMS) that is free to use and really easy to work with.
Our clients are able to take control of their own website after it has been professionally built by us. The CMS allows our clients to easily edit their text, add pages or change photos on their website without the need to purchase expensive software or under-go extensive training.
A Joomla! site is also very portable and easy to move to another hosting provider, some web design companies use their 'own' CMS software so that your website cannot be moved without a complete redesign.
The main advantage of using Joomla is that it can accomodate your growing and changing business needs. For example, you can start off with a simple Joomla site that has just a few web pages and then as you grow you can "turn on" or "plug in" a whole range of other functions such as: newsletter manager, advertising, oline forms, photo slideshows, e-commerce, news feeds, events calendar, weather features, the list is endless!
If you have an existing website and would like to take control using a Content Management System, we can also custom fit your current site to a Joomla CMS.