Developing on the right platform for your project

By Marty Friedel
Published May 30th, 2016
When approaching a new web project, remember this one true fact - there’s no single solution that ticks all the boxes for every project every time. And that’s totally fine - we’re here to find you the right solution for your project.
Developing on the right platform for your project

Sometimes a site’s requirements are straight forward - some content pages, perhaps a blog, maybe even e-commerce to generate online sales. We use Joomla for sites like this - easy to use, stable and flexible.

Then there are other times where a site’s requirements are incredibly unique - where no off-the-shelf content management system can make it work. We have a development framework we use for our custom development jobs what gives ultimate freedom and control in how a project gets built and functions.

To kickstart your project, we do a detailed plan so that we fully understand your site’s needs and requirements.

With this information, we then can make educated recommendations as to what platform is going to be best suited for your job.

Joomla we recommend for the straight forward sites where we can just use the system, and extend its functionality through quality and trusted components. We know how it works, and even use Joomla for some of our ecommerce and uniquely interactive sites.

Statamic is another option. Like Joomla, it is open-source, and built on the Laravel framework. It gives full content management, and access control, but is also incredibly flexible with both its content authoring and its templates, making it a cinch to keep complex layouts up-to-date. Better yet, being built on Laravel, means that your custom web app can be built on the same platform.

But which should be used for your site?

Well, in short, it depends on your requirements.

We have two ways to approach projects based on the complexity of your needs, and an Australian-based development team who take such pride in their coding work to ensure your site, regardless of how we build it, stands true to our values of quality, stability and accessibility.

Marty Friedel
Marty Friedel

Marty has a background in Computer and Information Science, software development, web development, multimedia and web accessibility, and is Mity Digital’s resident nerd.

Outside of his programming work, Marty is a keen landscape photographer, and also teaches Les Mills group fitness classes.