Joomla Website Design
Creating a custom Joomla Website is an amazing process of taking a concept and turning it into a reality. Our Joomla Web Design process charts a path starting with the "look and feel" and ends with a completely funtional website that will surpass all your expectations.
Our Joomla Designers have produced thousands of Joomla Web Designs over the course of the last 10 years and we hit the mark every single time. Let us show you how we turn ordinary into extraordinary!
Getting Started with our Joomla Website Design Services
The first step in this process is the fact gathering stage. In order to produce the perfect website for your company, we must first define what the perfect Joomla website would be for you.
Fact finding process: to produce results every time we follow our Joomla Website Development Project Process. It is this time-proven process that has helped form and shape us into the #1 rated Joomla Website Design Company we are today. Once we have all our questions answered we produce a design brief. This fact sheet is all the information that designers need to start crafting the "look and feel" of your new website.
In the fact finding stage, we ascertain:
To help you prep, you can download our Free Reports (to the right) that will assist you with everything you need to build your requirement documents. Once requirements are completed, we can then begin to develop your final design brief.
Here is what you get with our Joomla Website Design Services
- We produce between 5-10 custom concepts based on a compiled design brief we help you create
- Between 5-10 different Joomla Designers working on the project
- Internal subpage/content page included
- Other pages can be design based on your requirements
- 7-10 day turnaround on the Joomla design concepts
- Unlimited concept revisions
- Digitally layered Photoshop .psd design file once completed
- Associated fonts used in the design
Joomla Web Development is an umbrella that covers many different aspects of a website, the building of the website and the services that maintain the Joomla website once built. Listed below are just a few of the items that fall under our Joomla Website Development Services.
- Joomla Website Support
- Joomla Website Support Access
- Joomla Website Training
- Development of Joomla Website
- PSD to HTML5 to Joomla CMS
- Component installs and configurations
- Module creation, installs & configurations
- Plugin creation, installs and configurations
- Joomla SEO Services
- Joomla Template Editing Services
- Joomla Latest Version Updates
- Custom Application Programming
- Database Migrations & Configurations
- Mobile App Development for Joomla
- Redevelopment of existing Joomla website
- Anything Joomla you need, we do. Just ask!
Once your Joomla Website Design or Redesign has been completed, it is time to get your design ready for the Joomla! CMS. But, there are still a couple of VERY important steps left. These steps HAVE to be perfect. These next three steps are were 97% of other Joomla Website Development Companies FAIL to deliver. Why? Because if the next 3 steps are not LITERALLY done perfect, then your site will suffer in the search engines, load slow, code written incorrectly etc.
PSD (design file) Conversion
Now we begin the conversion of your custom Joomla Website Design file (also known as a .psd Adobe Photoshop file) and convert that into HTML5 and CSS3. This conversion process is what makes your Joomla Website viewable on the internet.
- Tableless Coding
- CSS reset and overrides
- SSI template coding
- CSS sprites
- Commented HTML & CSS
- Micro formats
- Section 508 compatible
- Optimized for load speed
- and our code we create is validated against the W3C to make sure our code meets internet industry standards as well as the validation of the CSS markup style we create for your site.
Joomla Framework Selection
All of our sites as of 2013 are developed with the latest standards available on the internet today. These standards provide our Joomla Websites with the most flexibility so that they can perform at the level in which you expect. Long past are the days of websites not showing up correctly within different browsers. Compatibility is key when it comes to your website performing at its peak.
Step 2 of the Joomla Website Development process is to choose the framework of which your design will be built on. The 5 most used frameworks are the following:
What exactly is the Joomla Framework? The Framework we are talking about here in step 2 is the layer that ties your design/functionality into the Joomla Core (CMS) itself. This framework layer gives your website different levels of functionality such us: Cross browser support, module structure, grid system, print style sheets, java script effects etc.
This layer called "Framework" is installed into Joomla and your HTML5/CSS3 converted design is then installed into the Framework. This allows for your template to be responsive, have accordion menus, drop downs, widgets etc. Basically all the cool stuff your website does is provided by the Framework.
The last step of this stage
is to pick the version of Joomla that you will be using. We do not build "new" Joomla Websites on Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 or 1.8 anymore. Though we still "support" these older versions, they are no longer supported by Joomla. We do build websites on Joomla 2.5, Joomla 3.x.. Just let us know which version you wish to have your Joomla Website built on.
Note: keep in mind that during the discovery stage of this project we will probably determine the version based on your requirements. A lot of components are not yet supported by Joomla Version 3.x yet.
Joomla Website Development
Joomla Website Development is the last step. You are like, "isn't this all Joomla Website Development?" Well, kinda sorta, lol! :)
Once the Joomla design conversion process is complete and you have chosen your framework to build it on, we then begin the integration of your freshly coded HTML5/CSS3 template and integrate it into the Joomla CMS Platform and Framework; (now its Joomla Website Development).
During this development stage, we begin the install/configuration of your different extensions, components and modules you selected during the discovery stage of the project. Once the functionality has all been installed and tested, we then begin the upload of your content and graphics, tie it all in together and Poof; you have a state-of-the-art website that is ready for Joomla SEO - Search Engine Optimization.
The design of your Joomla Website is just one of many phases.
We do offer packages, just let us know what you need so we can customize a complete package for you.
Joomla Website Redesign
Do you need Joomla Website Redesign Services? With a Joomla Redesign, we would follow the same Joomla Web Design process mentioned above to layout your new look and feel. More than likely your current Joomla version will need to be updated as well your existing components that make up the functionality of your Joomla website.
We will go through all of the steps above and unless you plan on changes, you should have most of your content ready to go from the old site. Whatever your Joomla Website Redesign needs are, we will work with you every step of the way to meet your project goals.
Joomla Website Design Samples
Frequently Asked Questions about: Joomla! Website Design
What is Joomla! and what does it have to do with web design?
Here are just a few of the types of websites that The Turn Group has designed for and created using the Joomla! (CMS) Content Management Platform.
- Banks and financial institutions
- Small business and large corporations
- City, state and government
- Online eCommerce websites
- Online social networks
- Large scale community portal sites
- Non-profit, political, ministry, church
- Personal, family, pet
- Organizational, training websites
- Magazines, publishing, artistic websites
- Residential and commercial websites
- Retirement, hobby, informational
- and the list goes on...
Whatever your website goal is, the Joomla! Content Management System is the solution for your website design needs.
I just need a small website. Is Joomla! really necessary for my budget?
There is a process to website design. The process goes like this:
- Custom Design: How it looks and feels
- Platform website is built on: Joomla!, Wordpress, html5, ASP etc.
- Enter in your content, add images, contact form etc.
- Apply SEO to website both onsite and offsite.
- Marketing via web, print, tv, ads etc.
Whether you have one page or 1000 pages. The process is always the same. The only exception to the process is if you purchase a Joomla template which combines steps 1 and 2 for you. However, with a Joomla template, you run the risk of others having the same website as yours.
The questions you need to ask yourself are:
- Do I need a custom website with its own unique design?
- Does it bother me if my website looks like a template?
- Am I looking to make money with this website, or just provide information?
- What type of functionality will I need? What do I want my website to do?
- Will my audience be local or national?
- Do I have the time to update the website?
- Do I want a custom logo, or a templated logo?
- Do I have extra money for steps 4 and 5?
Once you have these questions answered, we can help you chart the best course for your business needs. Give us a call, we do not mind talking to you about your vision and help point out some things you might not be thinking about or have considered.
Why use Joomla! versus another Content Management System?
Like so many other websites and their platforms, Joomla! is built with several things in mind.
The Joomla! CMS was designed specifically for:
- The end user - you the client
- Functionality and growth
- Ease of use for all users
- SEO - search engine optimization
These are the primary goals that Joomla! accomplishes with its cms platform. With other CMS systems, we have found that they lack sometimes 1, 2 and 3 out of the 4 things that Joomla! provides by default.
Do we as a company get anything from Joomla by promoting them or their product? Absolutely NOT!... But, after using every CMS out on the market today, with the developers that Joomla! has produced, the training that is available to the end user, the applications, components and modules that are available for Joomla! and the overall world wide support of Joomla!, why use anything else if you can avoid it?
What kind of Joomla! Services do you offer?
Here is a short list of a few of our Joomla! Website Design Services
- Joomla! Website Design
- Joomla! Website Development
- Joomla! Security Solutions
- Joomla! Website Migrations
- Joomla! Version Updates
- Joomla! Hosting Services
- Joomla! Disaster Recovery
- Joomla! Component Installs
- Joomla! Backup Services
- Joomla! Maintenance
- Joomla! Website Support
- Joomla! Template Updates
- Joomla! Website Training
- Joomla! Project Consulting
- Joomla! Social Integration
- Joomla! Virus Removal
- Joomla! Website Optimization
- Joomla! Custom Applications
- Joomla! Mobile Versions
- Just ask, we do all things Joomla!
How much does a Joomla! Website Cost?
I am not going to lie, each Joomla! project is different. Some of our clients need logos, brochures, print material and a website. Others just need a Joomla website design. And of course, each client needs different functionality for their website that may be completely different than what you need.
But we will give you a ball park. If you want a Joomla! website (with all the fixin's) we start at about $5500 for the design and development with lots of training and basic Joomla! SEO. To see all of our pricing and packages click here.
Do you only build Joomla! websites or can you build other types of platforms?
The simple answer is YES! We can build any platform that you need. However, our main services revolve around Joomla because of the ease of use for clients and it's long-list of robust features. On occasion, there are times when clients want another platform besides Joomla!. 90% of the other available platforms out there are PHP - MySQL based content management systems. And, since Joomla! is on the top of the scale for development expertise, everything else falls short. What this means for you is "YES", we absolutely can design and code for any other platform out there.
Simply tell us what you need and we will let you know what your options are.
What all do I need to get started?
The most important thing you need is a vision. What do you want your Joomla! website to do? Do you have a logo or do you need that as well? Once you have the basics down, we need a requirements document. We need to know what the goal of the website is and the features that you want.
Most of the time, our clients only have an idea and are not sure what they need and that is perfectly ok. That is what our Joomla Consulting Services are for. We can help you start with just an idea and chart a path that leads to the end goal; a fully functioning and result producing website.
Either pic up the phone and call us or jump on over to our free online quote form and tell us what you have in mind and we will get the process started.
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