AdverGroup Web Design specializes in Joomla Web Site Development for clients in Chicago and it surrounding suburbs.
Are you interested in having a professional looking website that you can edit and update yourself? Joomla is one of the world’s most popular open source CMS (content management systems). With millions of websites running on Joomla, the software is used by individuals, small & medium-sized businesses, and large organizations worldwide to easily create & build a variety of websites & web-enabled applications.
In order to understand what Joomla is, you must first understand the concept of a content management system (CMS). A content management system is software that keeps track of every piece of content on your Web site, much like your local public library keeps track of books and stores them. Content can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents, or just about anything you can think of. A major advantage of using a CMS is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to manage.
What does the word "Joomla" mean? The word Joomla a phonetic spelling for the Swahili word "Jumla" which means all together or as a whole. Which is a fitting word to describe this Content Management System, As Joomla provides a core database system that is based on a modular and expandable framework. This allows you to take advantage of the vast network of Open Source Developers that create components, modules and plugins for use in the Joomla CMS. In using these components, modules and plugins, a Joomla Web Designer can implement complex function abilities as dictated by their clients needs or desires.
What are some real world examples of what the Joomla CMS can do? Joomla is used all over the world to power Web sites of all shapes and sizes. For example:
•Corporate Web sites or portals
•Corporate intranets and extranets
•Online magazines, newspapers, and publications
•E-commerce and online reservations
•Small business Web sites
•Non-profit and organizational Web sites
•School and church Web sites
•Personal or family homepages
Who uses Joomla? Here are just a few examples of Web sites that use Joomla:
•MTV Networks Quizilla (Social networking) - http://www.quizilla.com
•IHOP (Restaurant chain) - http://www.ihop.com
•Harvard University (Educational) - http://gsas.harvard.edu
•Citibank (Financial institution intranet) - Not publicly accessible
•The Green Maven (Eco-resources) - http://www.greenmaven.com
•Outdoor Photographer (Magazine) - http://www.outdoorphotographer.com
•PlayShakespeare.com (Cultural) - http://www.playshakespeare.com
•Senso Interiors (Furniture design) - http://www.sensointeriors.co.za
More examples of companies using Joomla can be found in the Joomla Community Site Showcase.
Joomla seems to be the right solution for me. How do I get started? Joomla is a free, open source program, and available to anyone under the GPL license. Many hosting companies offer easy installation of Joomla using their hosting package control panels. Depending on how tech savvy a person is, it is possible for amateurs and novices to install and set up Joomla. However, Joomla is a powerful tool with many details and nuances such as configuration settings that are critical to Search Engine Optimization and overall site performance. AdverGroup specializes in the installation, configuration and customization of Joomla websites for clients in and near the Chicago area. Having done this on numerous occasions, we are familiar with all the nuances and tricks to ensure your Joomla website appears and functions as intended.
As a local Joomla Web Designer our clients often find value in the fact that we can meet face to face to discuss the details regarding the creation of their new Joomla website. Do you need a local Joomla web designer or a Joomla web designer based in the Chicago area? The real answer in no! As we ourselves, provide Joomla web design services to clients across the United States. However as an local Web Design Company, our close to proximity to Chicago affords us the opportunity to provide our Bannockburn Web Design clients with a face to face service, that certainly stacks the chips in favor of developing a successful websites.
You can trust that there will be no surprises or learning curves for our web design team when creating your Joomla website. Your project will be completed on time and will surpass all your hopes and aspirations in regards to design and function! AdverGroup Web Design has developed hundreds of Joomla web sites for clients in the Chicago area and through out the United States. Take advantage of our in depth knowledge and experience with Joomla. Contact us today to discuss how AdverGroup can assist you in the development of your new Joomla website!