Web Development/Design

Web Development/Design

Published: Jul 14th, 2019 4:44 PM

We use our custom-built Open Source Content Management System (CMS), called AuroraCMS to build Standards Compliant and Accessible Compliant Websites. We have built AuroraCMS to leverage Open Source Tools and Technologies and enables us to pass those savings onto our very happy client's.

After reading an article recently indicating that about 60% of Australian businesses don't have a Website, we surmise this is due to a few not surprising reasons.

  1. Social Media makes it easy for businesses to get their products known to the general public easily, but we feel this loses the personal, one to one touch that many customers prefer, and also enables those products and services to get lost in the noise of social media.
  2. Costs quoted by a lot of designer's in the thousands, and we mean in the vicinity of 10's of thousands. While yes, people should be paid their worth, we believe that those high costs stop a lot of businesses venturing into having their business presence online, and these are the businesses we cater for, and why our pricing is structured how it is.

With the above said, if your business is a Registered Charity, please contact us to see what we can do to help, as we have cheaper rates for Registered Charities.

When undertaking the design challenge of a website, we recommend keeping the design as close to the already established branding of that business, which has already spent money and time developing that brand, why then change it.

We have built AuroraCMS in way that makes editing the content on your website quick and easy, including everything needed for SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) built right in, without the need of plugins, that just add bloat, security issues, and many other unnecessary problems.

Please refer to our article AuroraCMS to learn more about our custom built Content Management System.

When building the theme for your website, there are several things we implement along with your design. These include:-

  • SEO Optimisation for Mobile and Desktop, we use our own custom CSS Framework to make the development of themes quick, although AuroraCMS can use any CSS Framework. We run extensive tests to make sure everything is in place to allow Search Engines (not just Google) to index the contents of each page. Saying this though, we don't add the content needed for SEO, we only provide the tools to allow clients to add their keywords, title's, descriptions and so on.
  • A11Y (ARIA Accessibility) is important to allow people with visual and other disabilities to use websites easily. We extensively test the accessibility of each theme during development to make sure of compliance. Not having an accessible site ensures you could lose much of your audience. We believe everyone deserves to access websites despite their disabilities.

All our developed websites using AuroraCMS include unlimited pages that include commonly used pre-built pages as a default.

Our client's websites, enjoy having control over their content, and can edit their content at will, at no extra cost. We are happy to help with getting you going, like adding 1 or 2 products, or services so you get the idea.

We are currently working on instructional videos to help with starting to use AuroraCMS, as well as informational videos to help with ongoing techniques to help with growing your website along with your business. We also have a Facebook Group, where you can ask questions or peruse informational tips.

We recommend and use VentraIP for Web Hosting (handled by Raycraft Computer Consultants) and Domain Registration.

Please note, that the price shown above, does NOT include Domain Registration or ongoing Hosting Services.

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