Lighthouse Insulation specializes in Spray-Foam Insulation and provides custom and effective insulation solutions. The website is a simple and clean design for easy reading and navigating. The front page displays all the necessary information including a featured blog snippet and contact details, while the interior pages go into greater details for visitors that wish to learn more.
First Assembly of God in Joliet, Illinois is a diverse, multi-generational church. The church was started over 30 years ago on the east side of Joliet and is of the largest churches in the Joliet area. To capture the vibrant energy and large congregation the church serves, Anttix created custom slideshows and page headers to capture the visitor on each and every page. With custom areas and deep-rooted structure throughout the site, the JFA.church website brings its strong sense of faith and worship to those that visit them online, as well as the services at the church.
Jalapeno Paint Werx brings a unique flare to the interior and exterior residential painting industry. Their slogan "Spice up your space" reflects the color and vibrancy they try to bring to all of their projects. Their website could be no exception, and with an active blog and multitude of services we sought to deliver a beautiful and clean design to reflect their online presence. In the end, we worked no only with the client but directly with Jalapeno's marketing professional to ensure the customer got the website they wanted.
When we build websites for our clients, we openly and proudly explain that we build all of our websites on the Drupal platform. For some of those clients, this has little to no meaning. There is no fault for this, as this can be a technical aspect that mostly matters to developers but it never hurts to understand what is powering your website and why. More importantly, it can be good to comprehend why Anttix chooses Drupal over other platforms and how it might benefit you.
Drupal is an open source CMS, or Content Management System, for website design and development. Open source means no one person or entity owns the code; it is open to a vast community of developers to improve and secure. Content Management systems take a lot of the heavy lifting programming out of the picture and control the content using a database where it writes and recalls the content of your site as needed. With a content management system comes a myriad of features and benefits to deliver that content in the best way possible. All of which can be wrapped in any design the website owner prefers, whether it be a template or custom.
Many other web design CMS platforms exist for the same purpose, such as WordPress and Joomla. However, both serve a very specific and sometimes limited purpose. WordPress is currently the most popular CMS for delivering straightforward, essential content such as blog websites. The reason Anttix chooses to be a "Drupal House" is because of the sheer flexibility of the platform. Any type of content can be custom created such as image galleries, staff directories, product listings, events, and even specialized for-sale services. There are even powerful plug-in options for integrating shopping cards and learning management systems. The bottom line is that Drupal is a widely supported and nearly unlimited resource for building the exact kind of website our client's needs.
The next important piece to understand about a CMS website design with Drupal is that it can be in a constant state of improvement, whether it be new features or critical security updates. If any version of Drupal is compromised by hackers, you can be sure a secured version may already be available. At Anttix we pay particular attention to these updates and try to both protect and inform our clients when necessary or preferred updates occur. The advantage to this is your website doesn't have to be rebuilt from the ground up when it is time for that important update, it can simply be improved and ready to go. With the newest version of Drupal, Drupal 8, you can even bridge the gap between a website and powerful online applications. The Drupal Community can and will continue to grow more and more every day.
For more information on a Drupal website and available features gives Anttix a call today at 877-426-8849 or click here to contact us.
Among web development companies, Anttix is referred to as a 'Drupal house'. Drupal is an open source content management system that is used to build websites. Mostly written in PHP scripting language, the Drupal framework can easily support multimedia, event calendars, social networking, customized page layouts, forums, user management, and permission features. It facilitates the development of large, complex websites and offers unique aspects unavailable through any other comparable solution. Our years of experience with Drupal allow us to build and customize solutions beyond those of other web designers.
By using Drupal, Anttix gives clients the following advantages:
Cost-Effective Solutions- Drupal keeps costs low by allowing us to build dynamic content management websites in less time, getting your website up and running efficiently. Anttix aims to complete each website within 30 days, and Drupal helps make that possible.
Easy Customization- Drupal gives us the flexibility to creatively design without limitation. There are literally thousands of modules available to upgrade and customize websites. In addition, Drupal permits custom programming and 3rd party integration for endless options. Anttix has handled a variety of features from basic shopping carts to more extensive online applications using the adaptability of Drupal.
Software Management- Open source software allows a large group of developers to easily publish, manage, and organize a variety of website content. Thousands of people and organizations have used Drupal to construct different types of websites, including community web portals and discussion sites, corporate websites and intranet portals, personal websites, e-commerce applications, and resource directories. Features enabling content management systems, blogs, collaborative authoring environments, forums, newsletters, picture galleries, file uploads/downloads, and much more are possible thanks to open source software.
SEO Friendliness- Drupal is among the most search engine friendly frameworks that can be optimized easily and quickly. The search engine optimization (SEO) compatibility, high scalability, and other amazing features bring your website to the forefront.
Strong Online & Developer Community- Drupal has over 3,000 active developers currently working with it, each of whom has helped shape the project into its current form. Not only are there online contributors adding new core code, modules, and templates, but the community regularly hosts conferences and seminars to share the latest advancements.
The many advantages Drupal offers have increased its demand among web solution developers. Basic Drupal functionalities can be further extended with a wide range of plug-ins and components, making it a premier scalable content management system. Anttix proudly uses Drupal in our website development projects large and small.