Expertise

MODx

Every website we build is designed to be managed by you and this means using a Content Management System. Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, Expression Engine - there are many to choose from, and all have their strengths and weaknesses. After years of working with different CMS platforms, we finally settled on MODx as our weapon of choice.

MODx gives us many things - it enables us to exercise complete creative control. We don't have to build a site around a template that is dictated by the CMS. We start with the design, and MODx allows us to implement whatever we come up with. More than this, we can be totally responsive - enabling the site to adapt to whatever size screen it's being viewed on. President of MODx Ryan Thrash used one of our MODx sites, solihullfestivals.co.uk as an example of MODx responsive design in his presentation to CMSExpo this year. But more than that, it can be used as a programming framework - so when a client asks us for a booking system, payments system, shopping site - we can deliver it and allow them to manage the functionality within the manager that they are used to.

We've been using MODx for years now, starting with the 0.9.6 version. We've built sites using the 1.0 Evolution series, and using the 2.x Revolution series. We've written our own components, and contribute to the MODx community. We're pretty confident that you can call us MODx experts. We've built online booking systems, payment systems using Paypal, WorldPay, GoCardless and Stripe. We've built online shops using MODx. We're confident we can build whatever you need.

And vitally, MODx is open-source. All the code you need to run your site is in the public domain, and is yours to use for as long as you want. We believe that web design agencies that provide their own, proprietary CMSs, built in-house are a dangerous proposition. If you need to move your site, you may well be trapped in their own CMS. We have rescued a number of clients who were being held to ransom by Web Agencies who could charge whatever they liked for updates and hosting, thinking that their clients were locked into an in-house CMS.

 

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