We build simpler sites and blogs on Squarespace, a leading hosted website service. Their platform provides customizable responsive site templates, easy-to-use editing tools, site hosting, maintenance and backup for a single monthly or annual fee. E-commerce support is available as well.
We build larger shopping sites using Shopify, a full-featured hosted E-commerce website service. Their platform shares many of the advantages of Squarespace and includes additional tools and capabilities for building online stores. They also support point-of-sale systems for merchants who also have a brick-and-mortar sales channel.
We build more complex sites and web applications on Drupal, a powerful and comprehensive open source content management system. Unlike lighter-weight solutions such as WordPress, a website built using Drupal is fully scalable to grow with your business. There are thousands of pre-existing free software components for this platform which can be combined to implement almost anything that you might require of your site. With a large and growing international community of Drupal developers, more options are added every day. If the functionality that you need doesn't exist, we can create it for you.
We use E-commerce software that will integrate your web store seamlessly into your web site. This ensures that it uses your site's branding, and that your site will receive search engine credit for your store's content. We work with both the Drupal Commerce and Ubercart E-commerce packages for Drupal and the integrated E-commerce support provided by Squarespace and Shopify.
Beyond E-commerce, you may require additional custom business functions from your website. Drupal can handle these with ease. Here are some examples that we've provided to our clients:
- event registration
- college scholarship application/review system
- custom databases, such as organization member information
- different content and features for different site users
- purchaseable levels of site resource access with automatic renewal
- flexible content categorization and searching
- automated import/export of data from/to external databases
- client-specified rule-based site behavior
Need custom functionality from your website? Ask us about how we can make it happen.
Any CMS website is a software application which requires periodic updates to maintain its security and proper function. Squarespace and Shopify provide this as part of their hosting platform. For Drupal, we offer an inexpensive maintenance service to take care of it for you.
Conversions and Upgrades
If you have a website that you'd like to convert to Squarespace, Shopify or Drupal, we'd be happy to discuss that with you. Outgrown your WordPress or Joomla site? We can replace it with a Drupal site that will give you much more room to grow. We can also upgrade outdated or unmaintained Drupal sites, or modify those with non-responsive themes to be responsive. Contact us to find out more.