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.
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.
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.
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 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.