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Content Management with Joomla!

Simply put, we mostly build and maintain Joomla!® websites. After working with other platforms and even coding by hand, we found that Joomla CMS (Content Management System) best suits our customers' needs.

You may be wondering why we didn't say WordPress... In fact we have built and maintain a few Wordpress websites! But in our opinion we feel the administrative side of WordPress not as user friendly as Joomla. Same as Drupal, another popular CMS platform, just not so friendly to the end user.

What is Joomla?
Joomla! is one of the most powerful Content Management Systems on the planet. It is used all over the world for everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications. Best of all it is simple to manage and reliable.

Here are just some of the ways people use Joomla:
Joomla logoCorporate websites or portals
Small business websites
Non-profit and organizational websites
Government applications
Personal or family homepages
Community-based portals
Magazines and newspapers
Online commerce
The possibilities are endless... Joomla! can be used to easily manage every aspect of your website, from adding content and images to updating a product catalog or taking online reservations. Thta's why whether it's a new website you need or a redesign of a website you already have, Joomla is flexible enough to meet your specific needs.

Easy Management
Once Joomla is installed, configured, and running, it is simple for even non-technical users to add or edit content, update images, and to manage the critical data that makes your company or organization go.

Anybody with basic word processing skills can easily learn to manage a Joomla! site. Via a simple, browser-based interface you will be able to easily add news items, manage staff pages, product images, and create an unlimited amount of sections or content pages on your site.

The Importance of a Responsive Web Design to Your Business
So, you started a business and it was successful. Awesome!  Then, you decided to expand to the internet to increase your foot traffic, sales, or company recognition. Great!  Now that your business is represented online, the breadth of possibilities is practically endless.  A solid online presence is a great way to display the important aspects of your business and to increase the effectiveness of a marketing strategy.  We are in a mobile, digital age, so in order to meet the needs of your clientele, having a website that works on all any device, regardless of screen size is a necessity.  Developing a responsive site design is the way to achieve this.

What Is Responsive Web Design?
What does it even mean?  There are so many terms for websites and how they interact with technology, (mobile devices: cell phones, tablets, netbooks, etc.) and that is the main principle behind the term “responsive web design”.  Here is a chart that explains the variety of terms that describe how a site works on a mobile device:

For the sake of clarity, we are going to refer to all sites who adjust based on the device accessing them as “responsive”.  The method you choose to build your site with is up to you; this is more focused on why you want your site to be considered responsive more than how you choose to make it that way.

How does a Responsive Site work?
Most responsive templates are built with a framework built by the creator. Frameworks help with compatibility, giving the companies a quick starting point to create new and improved templates. The technical way that a responsive template works is with a Javascript CSS integration called Media Queries. It asks the browser what size it is viewing the webpage is at and reacts by moving conditioned items to fill that browser size.