Umbraco is a great CMS (content management system) for creating
custom websites. It's open source, free, and easy to customise
using common development tools. With Phosphor's good architecture
and skilled developers, Umbraco can be used to build robust and
large complex sites that can also collect accurate and useable data
for future use.
We have been building medium and large websites and web
applications with Umbraco for over 15 years and were excited
to win the Umbraco Jury's
Choice Award for 2019. There are 10 awards given each year
internationally, so it's an achievement we are very proud of.
With good architecture and skilled Umbraco developers, Umbraco
can be used to build robust and large complex sites integrated with
ERP systems, accounting systems, and custom in-house software.
Umbraco 8, the newest version, adds more convenience, improved
multi language handling, and good options for multiple sites within
one Umbraco CMS.
5 reasons why we prefer to use Umbraco:
Umbraco CMS is open source. This means
none of us own it, so you can host it elsewhere, and take it with
you if we part company. It also makes it easy for developers all
over the world to make new plugins and share them.
Umbraco CMS is free. What this means for the
website owner is that there are NO yearly license fees, and you can
host it on a wide variety of servers.
Umbraco let's us design they way we want to -
it's NOT a set of themed templates. Whatever we design, if it's
possible on the web we can make it work in Umbraco. This means we
can design your website to suit your brand rather than make your
brand fit within a restricted template. Separation of content and
having control over the HTML allows us to be sure it complies with
Umbraco is popular both globally and in New Zealand and
Australia, so there is a good knowledge base and a good
resource of .NET web developers who have used Umbraco. Most
graduate programmers have a good understanding of .NET and can
become Umbraco web developers with training and experience.
There are 502,567 active installs of Umbraco, 221,745 active
members in the community,
and 1,211 known free Umbraco packages available.
We would be happy to discuss the other reasons why Umbraco is a
good choice for a company wanting a robust and future proof
website, and not wanting to be saddled with a proprietary
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