What is Web Development?
Designing the appearance of a website is only part of the story. A website not only has to look good, it also needs to provide all of the functionality required of it; typically that functionality may take the form of a shopping cart system, an interactive photo gallery or a members only area.
These features involve software (a collection of ‘scripts’) being installed on the web server by a web developer who will then configure and test the system before handing the site over to the client and providing instruction in its use.
Nowadays, many websites have at their core some form of proprietary software. For example, owner-managed websites may be driven by one of the popular content management systems (CMS) such as Joomla, Wordpress or Drupal. Meanwhile, look under the bonnet of an online shop, and you may find an installation of OS-Commerce, X-Cart or Virtuemart. These systems are modular, so it is possible for the web developer to provide extra functionality through the installation of additional modules or ‘plugins’.
Matching the software to suit you
The selection of the appropriate software is of paramount importance. At Chadwick Design, we listen to your requirements and we then match the software to the customer, not the other way round!
Because we are experts in the development, maintenance and support of a whole raft of different proprietary systems you can be sure that we’ll use the software that best meets your needs. That in turn means that you get the fastest, most cost-effective solution
Here are just some of the software we deploy :
Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, CMS Made Simple,
CubeCart, x-Cart, os-Commerce, Zen Cart, Virtuemart, CRE Loaded, LiveCart, Redcart, Magento
We firmly believe that there is no point in re-inventing the wheel and we find that in the main, even the most exacting requirements can be met through the careful deployment of proprietary software. However, if your web application calls for custom programming, we have the expertise to handle that for you too. We frequently deliver custom projects using PHP, MySQL, Ajax and Perl and have a 15-year successful track record in these technologies.
At Chadwick Design we offer custom scripting and web development to create the ideal online presence for your business.
We are based close to Stamford and Peterborough, but we are available to meet your requirements for custom scripting throughout the UK.