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WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal – Which is the Best for Your Next Website Project?

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Content Management Systems (CMS) make it faster and easier than ever to design, develop, and manage modern websites. They also make it possible to add and remove advanced functionality to a website fairly quickly and contain many built-in benefits, such as SEO features and user administration. From personal blogs to e-Commerce websites, you can build almost any website imaginable using a CMS. This article walks through the features and usability of three of the most popular open source CMS platforms; WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal.

 

WordPress – Much More Than Just a Blog

Wordpress logoWordPress offers the simplest and easiest solution for website development. The platform that started as a blogging platform has catapulted to the default answer for most modern website needs today. WordPress not only offers solutions for bloggers, it has also established itself as a leading CMS. WordPress is used for everything including personal websites, corporate websites, online magazines, professional blogs, and eCommerce sites. WordPress is the ideal solution for the vast majority of small to medium sized businesses looking for an affordable and capable internet marketing website.

 

The primary benefits of WordPress:

  • Easy to setup
  • Easy to manage
  • An endless selection of user contributed plugins
  • The widest range of available templates
  • Search engine friendliness
  • Strong security
  • Since it is the most popular platform, the support community is very large

 

The primary disadvantages of WordPress vs. Joomla and Drupal:

  • User management is less robust than other platforms
  • Very large websites can suffer performance issues

 

Joomla – Empowering Your Website

joomla logoJoomla is an award winning open source CMS. There is an impressive and long list of high-profile corporate websites and web applications built using the Joomla platform. It empowers websites with a great deal of scalability and extensibility, and is a hot favorite for developing news based websites, publications, and community based portals. Multiple eCommerce extensions for Joomla help setup e-Commerce websites and online reservation systems quickly. Joomla is the best choice for websites when a large number of active users need to actively publish content as a team.

 

The primary benefits of Joomla:

  • Exceptional user management
  • Improved handling of different types of multi-media
  • Improved multi-language support
  • Easy to create website sections that look different from one another
  • Easily powers large websites with a large amount of content

 

The primary disadvantages of Joomla vs. WordPress or Drupal:

  • Weak security with many recent high-profile exploits reported
  • Somewhat complicated management system that is difficult to learn
  • A smaller number of pre-built themes and plugins compared to WordPress

 

Drupal – The Answer to Every Web Application Need

Drupal logoDrupal is a CMS which can be used for almost every type of web application. Be it a very small personal blog website or a robust enterprise web application; Drupal can address the needs of both ends of the spectrum and everything in-between. Drupal offers excellent support to organize and manage pages of text content, rich media content (video, audio, and podcasts), blogs, and polls. Drupal is the best choice when a business is looking for a large-scale website with a lot of custom functionality.

 

The primary benefits of Drupal:

  • Exceptional user management
  • Improved handling of different types of multi-media
  • Built for programmers it is easy to customize Drupal to do virtually anything
  • Easily powers large websites with a large amount of content
  • Extremely robust content management configuration options
  • Strong security
  • A thriving community of programmers

 

The primary disadvantages of Drupal vs. WordPress or Joomla:

  • More complicated to setup and start using than the others
  • The management system is very sophisticated and can be overwhelming to some
  • A smaller number of pre-built themes and plugins compared to WordPress

 

Which is best for your project?

Since each platform has a unique set of advantages and disadvantages, the decision to use WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal mostly depends on the requirements for your next website and your own technical competency.

 

You should select WordPress if you have little technical know-how, need a highly effective and easy to use marketing website without many users, and want to take advantage of a large selection of user-created designs and functionality.

 

You should select Joomla if you have a medium level of technical know-how, need a website that will require a significant number of users, and plan to publish large amounts of content and pages.

 

You should select Drupal if you have a high level of technical know-how, need a platform that can be developed to process virtually any task with ease, and require a system that can perform flawlessly under extremely high levels of user demand.

 

No matter which of the three platforms you select it will be hard to make the wrong choice. All are open source and can be customized limitlessly by the right PHP programmers. The fact that they are all based on PHP is an added bonus, as it’s the most popular web programming language in the world. You will never need to travel very far before you find someone who can help you add to or customize a website built with PHP. In addition, any of the three platforms can be branded using a unique design for your business, configured for SEO, and used in a marketing capacity.

 

If you’re not sure which platform to use for your next business website, consult with an experienced website design and development company. They will be able to evaluate your goals and help you determine the most cost effective and capable platform to get the job done.

 

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seenBEST Web Design

Web Design Company Offers Job to Phoenix, Arizona

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Web design and online marketing company seenBEST Web Design offers new job to Phoenix, Arizona

seenBEST Web Design is a rapidly growing website design, web development, and online marketing company in Phoenix, Arizona looking to expand its team of experts. We are looking for a fresh and energetic internet guru who loves to code PHP, has a good understanding of web design methods, and is familiar with SEO, SEM, and social marketing concepts. You should be well rounded, with a good understanding of the following:

 

  • PHP, JQuery, HTML, JavaScript, AJAX, and CSS
  • Zen Cart, Magento
  • mySQL and Cpanel
  • Drupal, WordPress, Joomla
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Google Adwords
  • Dreamweaver, Photoshop
  • Knowledge of additional languages and architectures A+

 

We are located in beautiful Ahwatukee at 46th St. and Chandler, conveniently located just west of the I-10. This is a temporary contract to hire position with flexible working hours.

 

Why seenBEST Web Design?

 

  • Unlimited potential to grow your career
  • We value your creative and innovative solutions
  • Flexible working hours
  • Family owned, family friendly company
  • You WILL learn a lot! We are at the cutting edge of internet development and have many projects and ideas for new projects that will challenge your abilities

 

Do not send over project portfolios, there will be time to discuss your past projects and designs during our interview. To ensure the integrity of our work and the security of our clients’ data, a full background check will be performed prior to the hiring of any candidate. If you don’t feel that you can pass a criminal background check please DO NOT apply. This is a temporary contract to hire position and will be based out of our office. Interested? Send a detailed resume in Word or PDF to jobs@seenbest-web-design.com

 

***SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY! THIS IS AN IN-HOUSE POSITION, NO OUT OF STATE OR OVERSEAS CANDIDATES WILL BE CONSIDERED***

 

 

 


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seenBEST Web Design

PHP Developer Job Available

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

seenBEST Web Design is growing rapidly and is looking to add a PHP Developer to our team. We are located in beautiful Ahwatukee at 46th St. and Chandler, conveniently located just west of the I-10.

The right candidate is someone looking to be part of a fresh and energetic web team, loves code, and has at minimum a good understanding of web design concepts, SEO, SEM, and social networking. You will consider yourself more of a programmer than a designer. You should have experience in the following:

  • PHP, JQuery, HTML, JavaScript, AJAX, and CSS
  • Zen Cart
  • Magento
  • Drupal
  • WordPress
  • Joomla
  • Windows, Dreamweaver, Photoshop
  • Knowledge of additional languages and architectures

This is a temporary contract to hire position and will be based out of our Ahwatukee office, with flexible working hours!

Interested? Send a detailed resume in Word or PDF to [Click Here to Email Your Resume].

Do not send over project portfolios, there will be time to discuss your past projects and designs during our interview. To ensure the integrity of our work and the security of our clients’ data, a full background check will be performed prior to the hiring of any candidate. If you don’t feel that you can pass a criminal background check please DO NOT apply. Thank you!

***SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY! THIS IS AN IN-HOUSE POSITION, NO OUT OF STATE OR OVERSEAS CANDIDATES WILL BE CONSIDERED***

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seenBEST Web Design

Job Offer: Web Design, Website Development, SEO in Phoenix, Arizona

Friday, January 14th, 2011


seenBEST Web Design is a rapidly growing Phoenix Web Design, Online Marketing and SEO company in Phoenix, Arizona. Due to rapid acquisition of clients we are looking to add more talent to our team.

seenBEST Web Design, a division of my PC Techs, is a team of ‘tech people’ that does things differently – in ways that you will appreciate! Here are a few of the benefits you will enjoy:

  • Unlimited growth potential
  • The ability to apply creative and innovative solutions to problems
  • Complete and total control over your projects
  • Flexible working hours
  • Located in beautiful Ahwatukee at 46th St. and Chandler, conveniently located just off of the I-10 and Chandler
  • You WILL learn a lot! We have many projects and ideas for new projects that will challenge your abilities
  • Work for a tech company, with tech owners, and a team that understands YOU and YOUR needs

The right candidate is someone that has a well-rounded set of web skills. You should have experience with web design AND development, with at least basic knowledge of search engine marketing, search engine optimization, and social networking. If this is you, schedule your interview today! This position is contract to hire and will be based in our Ahwatukee office.

Interested? Send a detailed resume in Word or PDF to [Click Here to Email Your Resume]. Please do not send over design samples, there will be time to discuss your past projects and designs during our interview.

To ensure the integrity of our work and the security of our clients’ data, a full background check will be performed prior to the hiring of any candidate. If you don’t feel that you can pass a criminal background check please DO NOT apply. Thank you!

***SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY! THIS IS AN IN-HOUSE POSITION, NO OUT OF STATE OR OVERSEAS CANDIDATES WILL BE CONSIDERED***


 Requirements

  • Must have a good working knowledge of PHP, JQuery, HTML, JavaScript, AJAX, and CSS
  • Must know your way around mySQL and Cpanel
  • Must have Photoshop and Dreamweaver experience
  • Must keep good notes and be able to place clear and concise comments in code
  • Should have a good understanding of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Google Adwords, Google Analytics

Bonus Points:

  • WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, Zen Cart
  • Web Video, Video Editing
  • Illustrator and Flash
  • .NET, Actionscript, ColdFusion
  • Social networking, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Email Marketing


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