Custom CMS Development

A well implemented Content Management System (CMS) can be a market differentiator when it comes to wow’ing your customers with a knock-’em-dead web presence. Web site content must be regularly changed or refreshed in order to keep up with the changes in your product or service line. Dull and repeative content does not attract repeat visitors. the problem is: many small businesses can not afford the expense of maintaining a full time web content management team. That’s the problem that a custom CMS system is designed to solve!

The problem with using an out-of-the-box CMS solution is that you are forced to do business the way some design team you’ve never even met does business. That’s not the way to get to the top of your market. You need a custom CMS development solution.

Recognizing that our customers want to implement CMS capabilities, but they don’t want to spend a lot doing it, we begin your custom CMS development project using the industry standard, open source WEBGUI CMS system. It comes with all of the basic features and our CMS experts need only go “under the hood” to tweak the software to do business your way. This gives you a custom CMS development at nearly out-of-the-box prices.

WEBGUI comes standard with all of these features * :

Ease of Use

  • Inline WYSIWYG content editors. Built in editors for IE and Mozilla.
  • Per user UI Levels allow you to “dumb down” the interface to suit each content manager’s skill level.
  • Integrated online help.
  • Javascript wizards that help users who don’t know HTML, but want to customize their content.


  • OSI Certified Open Source Software – Therefore, of high quality and freely distributable.
  • Pluggable authentication for maximum flexibility and security.
  • Configurable user-level authentication against WebGUI database or against an LDAP server.
  • Unlimited groups and groups of groups.
  • Easy to use role-based security system.
  • MD5 encrypted passwords.
  • SSL logins (with use of an SSL enabled Web Server)
  • Trash system as a failsafe for administrators.
  • Commercial support available.

Maximum Control Over Content

  • Configurable template engine for maximum layout flexibility.
  • Static HTML exports for offline sites and high traffic sites.
  • Dynamic URLs for easier marketing. This keeps the URL short rather than being terribly long.
  • Prequery dynamic URLs for search engine and web statistics friendliness.
  • Complete separation of look and feel from the content allowing easy and quick updates.
  • Template management system allows for quick and powerful page layout changes.
  • Package management system for rapid deployment of reusable content.
  • Integrated HTML validation.
  • Integrated image and asset management.
  • Clipboard interface to easily cut and paste pages and content.

It’s easy to see why we can pick up WEBGUI and create a complete custom CMS development implementation that is cost effective yet highly specific to your needs.

If for some reason we determine that WEBGUI won’t meet your custom CMS development needs then we can quickly move to leverage the power of Mambo, another open source CMS leader. It has all of the stability, security and acceptance of WEBGUI but it approaches CMS from a slightly different perspective.

Here’s a partial list of Mambo’s features * :

  • Source code is completely free.
  • A large and healthy user and developer community.
  • Provides a basic level of content approval for registered users.
  • Online help.
  • Page caching mechanism to improve performance on busy sites.
  • Trash manager
  • Advertising management (banners, etc).
  • Media (images, documents) upload and management.
  • Content display scheduling.
  • Content syndication (RSS).
  • Search engine friendly (SEF) URL’s.
  • Internationalisation (interface translation).
  • Content macro language (aka mambots).
  • Advanced and separate system administation system.
  • Advanced package/addon/template deployment system.
  • Simple but powerful template system (written mostly in HTML, no complex templating syntax to learn, just a couple of PHP functions to include).
  • Heirarchial user access groups.
  • Basic visitor statistics.
  • Multiple WYSIWYG content editor support.
  • Simple polls.
  • Content voting/rating system.null

It’s easy to see that whatever your CMS needs are we can get you up and running for the lowest possible price and in the shortest possible time.

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