I primarily use the Joomla software to write websites. Joomla is the world's most popular open source content management system. A Content Management System is a software system insalled on your server that can present any content (text, pictures, video etc) in a whole range of flexible formats to make it look great. Open Source means that it has been developed by programmers collaborating over the internet. This means the whole community of the internet are supporting the development and support of the system, which is incredibly powerful.
Joomla is incredibly simple and easy to use. Anybody can add content and edit their Joomla based site easily. You don't compromise on power though. Whatever you want your site to do it can do it, extensions might include booking systems, social networking elements, blogs, shops or anything else you can imagine.
It is estimated that over 1 million sites, and at least 3% of the world's websites are written using Joomla. Whatever type of website yourequire, or whatever online application you can imagine, Joomla is capable of this. That is why Joomla is perfect for individuals and small businesses and community organisations who want their websites to BRANCH OUT!
Once you have made your enquiry I'll ask you a few questions, then I prefer to make personal contact. If I have a clear idea of the size of your project I'll be able to help you save money on the things that don't matter as much. I'll provide you with a personal quotation and only include the elements you really need on your website. You won't pay for features you don't want or need.
Once we've agreed a price I'll set up a preview website so that you can see your site grow before it is live. Any changes can be agreed before the site is visible to the rest of the internet. You'll be able to give input along the way. We'll agree a launch date. If your site has previously been hosted elsewhere your go live date will depend on your previous host transferring the releasing the domain and then it will be live with Branch Out Websites!
All the way through this process you will have contact via email with your designer, and several chances to provide feedback. Don't forget that you will be able to manage your site yourself rather than paying more money for expensive updates.
- A great looking website that does what you want it to.
- You'll be up and running fast.
- Your site will be ready to expand for literally any purpose: Small business, Community Websites, Social Networking, Ecommerce..
- Have control of your site - edit and tweak yourself. Don't pay for expensive 'update' services when you could do it yourself easily. Edit using any online device -even your smart phone.
- £65 or $99 upwards
- Hosting you can afford
Hey Presto! A New Branch Out Website!
Once your site has been designed, you will be part of the Branch Out family of websites. I do normally ask that your site is hosted with Branch Out Websites whilst it goes live. This way I can be in full control and make sure everything works that way you want it to. (Please ask if you prefer to use your own hosting as this can be arranged in some circumstances.)
Hosting your site with Branch Out Websites is free for the first year, and then amazing value. Prices start at £2 a month, which includes one free minor update to your site per month and basic support via email to help you manage the site yourself. If you want your site to be supported free for longer, just recommend a friend. If they set up a site with Branch Out Websites, then I'll support your site for another 6 months for free. And you can recommend as many friends as you like!