We design and develop content managed websites with Joomla!
As a Joomla! web developers based in East London we are experts at creating content managed websites for a range of clients throughout the UK. Joomla! provides a solid content management framework for larger websites and has an easy to follow workflow for creating articles, blog posts and galleries with ease. This is all included in our web development process. Well-known users of Joomla! include eBay, People Per Hour, General Electric, IKEA, Holiday Inn and Harvard University to name but a few (Source: a2hosting)
What is Joomla?
Joomla! is a traditional, open-source, web-based CMS (content management system) and has a number of benefits to the user. It has an easy workflow, can manage multiple variations of its template, meaning flexible layouts and is good with SEO. Using the Gantry framework as a foundation we can create bespoke flexible layouts that are responsive for websites on mobile devices.
Bespoke Joomla! development
We have built plenty of websites using Joomla! as a content management system ranging from small marketing sites to larger investor-related websites for plc clients in the building and architectural sector. While many websites start off using a commercial theme as their basis, and certainly with a solid framework like Gantry each website design requires customisation. We are able to provide module and component development for Joomla! as well as managing simpler layout overrides giving each Joomla! website we have produced a bespoke finish. See for example the search pages on the Willow Management website.
Joomla support services
We often get enquiries from companies whose existing Joomla! websites need support services or maintenance including our Joomla website upgrade service. Requests may be for help to update content, amend layouts or upgrade the core Joomla! software to ensure the website is secure and free from vulnerabilities. DJA can build and develop websites with Joomla! and we are happy to provide a quote for this as a solution where appropriate.
Maintenance for your website
It's essential that your website software is kept up to date. We monitor all our client websites and are alerted to important updates, ensuring that your website will be running the latest, most secure version of core joomla software and extensions. Take a look at our Website Management page for more information.
Learn how to use Joomla!
We are happy to provide training on how to use Joomla. We are based in Brick Lane, East London, so DJA are conveniently placed to visit clients on-site as well as providing email and phone support during UK office hours. Coming to any new system can be confusing and frustrating, however, we believe using Joomla! as your content management system can be simple and rewarding. We can show you techniques to:
- create quick blog posts
- add pages
- create forms
- master website creation with Joomla! as your website's backend
Training can be conducted one-to-one, by Skype or through a series of bespoke tutorials. Take a look at our Learn Joomla page, for more information on what we can do for your business.
Some examples of Joomla! website uses
(from the Joomla! website) include:
- Inventory control systems
- Data reporting tools
- Application bridges
- Custom product catalogs
- Integrated e-commerce systems
- Complex business directories
- Reservation systems
- Communication tools
And their real-world examples:
- Corporate Web sites or portals
- Corporate intranets and extranets
- Online magazines, newspapers, and publications
- E-commerce and online reservations
- Government applications
- Small business Web sites
- Non-profit and organizational Web sites
- Community-based portals
- School and church Web sites
- Personal or family homepages
Clients who use Joomla! have come from the construction industry, news and journalism, music education, healthcare and health & safety. Each site has its unique set of requirements which is why we choose to develop with bespoke templates rather than plucking one off the shelf. We can offer design, project management, development, SEO advice, training, maintenance and more.
See our website management page for more information on our clients and ongoing services.
Webhosting for Joomla! websites
We have hosted websites with a number of companies over the years, using shared hosting, virtual / cloud servers and dedicated hardware in UK data centres. There are a number of reasons for using a particular webhost, which include security, bandwidth, location, global reach, to name but a few. For Joomla! websites we always look for:
- ease of management,
- reliable support
These are all benefits we can pass on to our customers. However, if you want to be billed directly for webhosting, even if we provide the setup and liaise with the technical support teams, we would recommend either Rochen Joomla Webhosting (who host the main Joomla! website) or SiteGround. We're happy to discuss hosting options with you so please contact us for further information.
Joomla! to WordPress migration
With the rise in popularity of WordPress we have worked with clients to migrate their websites from Joomla! to WordPress. This can be a fairly quick process but the templates that work with Joomla! won't work directly with WordPress. We can provide technical know-how to export your site. We can also provide you with reasons why you may want to stick with Joomla! as your CMS.
Connect with us and get a quote
If you're searching for a Joomla developer, for more information on how we can help with your existing Joomla! website, or to look at developing a new CMS, please contact us.
DJA Online Services Limited is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Joomla! Project or Open Source Matters. The Joomla! logo is used under a limited license granted by Open Source Matters the trademark holder in the United States and other countries.