Content Management Systems
We believe you should be in complete control of your website and your cms is integrated to empower you with the non-technical administration of as much, or as little of your website that you like.
We only code using open source languages and software and have a range of solutions to meet your business needs.
Our own proprietary PHP content management system, Ascensor Liquid™ was born in 2009 and has evolved to deliver ultimate flexibility whilst being super-fast. Ascensor Liquid™ administration panels are user friendly and can be integrated into the simplest brochure websites as well as the most complicated Ecommerce solutions. Each admin is packaged from the ground up for maximum performance and the modular solution allows the system to evolve as your business does. Ascensor Liquid™ is used for all bespoke website development projects and our new administration system is fully responsive and optimised for both mobile and tablet use.
View an example of an Ascensor Liquid™ website
For basic brochure websites and where our clients demand an open source solution we use Wordpress web development. As PHP developers we customise the administration to suit requirements and use a minimum amount of plug-ins to minimize security updates. Unlike Ascensor Liquid™ we start with the full system and remove the elements from the Wordpress admin that won’t be required. We typically integrate Yoast (onsite SEO), Disqus (commenting system) and Wordfence (IP security blocker) and provide monthly security updates to keep our clients’ Wordpress websites secure. This enhances usability although some aspects do benefit from a basic understanding of the platform. We do not build ecommerce websites using Wordpress.
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Magento is the global leading ecommerce solution built on open source technology and we develop online retail website using it. For businesses who want to use a pre-packaged solution Magento works well, though it can be slow and the administration does require some technical understanding. As PHP developers we are able to customise Magento ecommerce to deliver a flexible solution, though the more customisation is done the more ongoing administration is needed to keep Magento websites secure.
View an example of a Magento website