Often a website needs to be more than a set of simple pages with content attached. Different sections of the site will suit different layouts that best promote the parts of your content that matter most, and strong cohesion of information between pages will be desirable. For instance, you might have a set of products or services that each merit a full description, and would like to list them all on another page, each with a short summary for comparison. With the Silverstripe CMS, we can automatically update the list based on changes made to its individual members, so you only need to enter information in a single place.
Silverstripe is fundamentally a framework – a set of ready-made code that focuses on the nitty-gritty foundations of a website, so we can focus on extending it to suit your needs. Out of the box, Silverstripe appears bare-bones, providing little more than a basic text field for each page. That is because the strength of the Silverstripe CMS is its extensible flexibility, and that flexibility is achieved by having no preconceptions of how you want your website to work. Instead, we can work with you to address what you need and provide a site and CMS that works for you and your content, rather than requiring you to work around it.
Easily the most significant aspect of the Silverstripe CMS is that the “meat” of the site is built for your requirements. With it, your site can retain its unique flavour that makes you stand out.
We have ample experience moving content and designs over to Silverstripe, such that the new site looks and feels exactly the same to your visitors as it had before, but with the added bonus of being intuitively edited and managed by yourself. Other platforms would require a significant shift in layout and presentation. With Silverstripe, we have never needed to abandon anyone’s unique flair.
As any Silverstripe site is built to your specific use case, it is free of the baggage that more “generic” approaches need to address a wide base of users’ requirements. The interface of the CMS is self-documenting and intuitive, and especially easy to navigate when your ready-made content is already present.
Performant and Secure
Because the Silverstripe framework provides a firmly-designed backbone for your site, we can focus exclusively on your business needs without the risk of exposing protected information to attackers, nor the hassle of working to prevent it.
A site built with Silverstripe is fast and performant, so none of your visitors will be annoyed or turned away by sluggish load times and can find what they need.
To properly bring a vision into the Silverstripe CMS requires a skilled developer with knowledge of the language of the framework and its API. Unfortunately this does take additional time, but the result of a website built specifically for your purposes is well worth it.
As a framework, Silverstripe doesn’t have the same sort of plugin-based Do-It-Yourself approach seen in other applications. As such, if your needs ever expand you will likely need a developer to implement the necessary changes. Fortunately this is almost never necessary, and the few requests we get from clients are relatively minor with quick turnaround.