Comprehensive Website Development

Web Development Expertise in:

  • Drupal CMS Web Development
  • Joomla CMS Web Development

Major Version Upgrades (Starting at $500)

  • Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 Upgrades
  • Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 2.5 (or Joomla 3.3)
  • Joomla Extension, Plugin and Module Major version Upgrades

Joomla 1.5 Hacked and no longer supported

  • Joomla 1.5 Hacked Recovery
  • Joomla 2.5 (or Joomla 3.2) Core and Extension Updates

Drupal Backup Strategies and Security Updates

  • Drupal 6 or Drupal 7 Core and Module Updates
  • Joomla 2.5 (or Joomla 3.2) Core and Extension Updates

Conversions and Migrations

  • Wordpress to Drupal or Joomla
  • Html Websites to Drupal or Joomla

eCommerce & Event Registration

  • Hikashop eCommerce Joomla 3 or 2.5
  • DTRegister Joomla 3 or 2.5

New Website Design, Development & Hosting

We turn your graphic designer's layout, and your text and image content into a professional, attractive website. We install and host your website on a robust, high-uptime commercial ISP. We maintain local backups for additional security. Drupal or Joomla CMS provide nearly infinite flexibility to create dynamic websites with pages, menus, slideshows, forms, featured-content, product listings, calendars, facebook and google integration, etc. Client can retain control over content editing.

Mobile Ready Designs

All our new designs are mobile friendly, with Responsive/Adaptive layouts that look great on mobile, tablet and full-sized screen.

Best Practices Backups, Updates & Upgrades

All websites require backups and occasional security and feature updates, which are typically easy to do and problem free. Joomla 1.5 is end-of-life meaning it no longer receives security and bug fixes. Unfortunately, Joomla 1.5 sites are subject to getting hacked. Upgrading Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 2.5 or Joomla 3.3 is HIGHLY recommend to avoid bugs and compromised security. As this is a major version upgrades, it is more of a data migration and will require updating or replacing modules or extensions, and possibly some mean database cleanup.

Drupal 8 should be released by the end of 2014, which means you should start planning for upgrading your Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 or 8.

In all cases doing the upgrade on a backup version of your websiste on a local computer is essential.

Cleaning up Security, Spam, Configurations and Other Problems

Lack of security or having a poorly-configured website can lead to hackers gaining access to your site, thousands of spam users or database corruption. In most cases, these can be cleaned up through our update/upgrade services or else by working directly with the database. In the worst cases, content can be exported and re-imported into a clean install.

Search Engine Optimization and Google Placement

Drupal and Joomla make it easy to implement a broad, effective SEO strategy. (1) We start with "best-practices" website design in terms of text, layout, menus, and URLs. (2) We make sure your content is available to different kinds of search engines, (3) We work with keywords for specific content tagging. There is no need to pay hundreds of dollars for additional, specialized SEO services, many of which are scams or poor investments.

Website Hosting, On-going Support & Maintenance

It is critical that your website be hosted by a reliable hosting company. We like Bluehost in particular because of its service offerings, ease of administration, great tech support, and speedy response. Some of our clients have used GoDaddy, but we have seen extremely slow websites on their lowest tier. We can work with your hosting company, or handle a new hosting setup ourselves. We are happy to contract on a monthly basis for all updates (security and regular module fixes). Upgrades (major version revisions) will require individual project-by-project estimates.

Social Media Strategies

Integrating your website with Facebook, Google, and Email is an essential part of website design. This starts with installing simple facebook apps, such as a "like button" or a "facepile".

In-House Training for Users & Staff

Drupal and Joomla offers the client control over content because it separates the roles of Web Designer, System Administrator and Content Editor. Some clients are capable of making small changes to pre-existing pages such as changing a phone-number or adding a new staff person. We can train you or your staff on editing techniques to give you greater control over your website.

Conversions and Content Migration from WordPress, TypePad or Movable Type

Ready to upgrade to Drupal or Joomla? We can migrate the content from your present website.

Email us describing your project and needs.

Projects vary widely in scope and complexity, but generally fall into three categories, Simple (5-page), Medium (20-page), Large (40-page). We are happy to discuss your project and present multiple options for meeting your needs.