Umbraco is a great CMS for creating custom websites. It's open
source, free, and easy to customise using common development tools.
With good architecture and skilled developers, it can be used to
build robust and large complex sites. We have been building both
small and large mobile websites with Umbraco for over 10 years and
we are now at Umbraco 7.
5 reasons why we prefer to use Umbraco:
Umbraco is open source. This means we don't
own it, so you can host it elsewhere, and take it with you if we
part company. It also makes it easy for developers all over
the world to make new plugins and share them.
Umbraco CMS is free. What this means for the
website owner is that there are NO yearly license fees, and you can
host it on a wide variety of servers.
Umbraco is a .NET CMS, meaning it's based on
Microsoft's .NET platform. This makes it easy to integrate with
Microsoft business software and databases.
Umbraco let's us design they way we want to -
it's NOT a set of themed templates. Whatever we design, if it's
possible on the web we can make it work in Umbraco, so we or your
agency can design your website to suit your brand rather than to
fit a template. Separation of content and having control over the
HTML allows us to be sure it complies with standards.
Umbraco is popular both globally and in New Zealand and
Australia, so there is a good knowledge base and a good
resource of developers. Most graduate programmers have a good
understanding of .NET and can quickly get up to speed with
developing in Umbraco.
We would be happy to discuss the other reasons why Umbraco is a
good choice for a company wanting a robust and future proof
website, and not wanting to be saddled with a proprietary
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