Joomla Website Design Company Pretoria | CMS | Content Management Systems | Template Designs
Gauteng, South Africa

Joomla Website Design Company in Pretoria (Gauteng, South Africa): The Joomla CMS (content management system) is very popular website platform for both web developers and website owners alike. NextG had been building and designing many modern Joomla websites for clients for nearly 8 years, mostly in the Pretoria and Johannesburg (Gauteng area), but also clients in other provinces of South Africa and even a few overseas clients. The Internet lends itself towards designing websites by means of electronic communications, sending clients proposals via email and giving clients links to view the different stages of the website before the final product. We however still believe, that visiting clients during the web development cycle, discussing their online marketing goals and discussing the desired look and feel of the website in person, actually leads to better client satisfaction and less work for our web programmers. It is also more comforting, when logging into your Joomla administrator area the first time, learning to update your own Joomla website content or changing and uploading new images, if you can have an experienced web developer right beside you, to guide you through the necessary first stages. It is really not that difficult, but this being something new, might just have you leave this simple task for a web developer instead.

Affordable Joomla Website Designs:
NextG can put the stamp of quality on our affordable Joomla websites and Joomla template designs. You can have a professional, modern and properly functional joomla website at a fraction of the price of our local competitors. Affordability is the key in website design and a badly designed website will cost you even more. This you surely cannot afford! It is sad to say this, but even a Joomla website can be badly designed or not be properly installed. This can happen, because the web servers were not configured correctly or the basic guidelines were not followed during the installation of the website. The problem is further, that the clients can accept and sign off on websites which were not tested properly, as the clients might not know what to look out for.

Choosing between a Joomla website or a traditional website:
The question we are asked on many occasions, is if it is really necessary to have a Joomla website designed for you or to just have a simple static website, like in the old days. You must ask yourself if you are willing to upload files to the web server, editing website coding (HTML and JavaScript) and have a completely inflexible website where the website content, the website layout and style-sheets are all mixed inside the coding. Changing a telephone number or an image can then become a nightmare, especially if the web programmer used messy coding methods. If you would be able to add images and change phone numbers and text in a Microsoft Word Document, you should with ease be able to update your own website content in Joomla. The Joomla administrator panel even has a spell checker in the back-end, which will surely reduce spelling mistakes.

Templates are being used in Joomla. No need for a complete website make-over!
Our Joomla web designs come with built-in responsiveness to various mobile devices, which we add with styling in the website template and the way the layout was designed. We keep the content and styling of the website separate, so if you are tired of the look and feel of your website, you could only have a new Joomla template designed for you. It can be installed and activated via the administrator panel and there you have a new website, for a fraction of the price. There is no need to have the whole website redesigned.

The Joomla community excels in modern programming techniques and coding that passed extensive testing:
The Joomla community is very strong with the best web programmers in the world contributing continually to the development of the Joomla web platform and also designing modules which can be used for photo galleries, slideshows, FaceBook plugins etc.. Now you can rest assured that your website uses modern coding like CSS3, HTML5 and that the plugins used had been tested by millions of other web developers and website users all over the world. Why design everything from scratch all the time? Nobody building a car, goes about re-inventing the wheel every time. You use the best technology at hand and only make slight adjustments for your website. In many instances, if the Joomla template is well designed, it should accommodate a new plugin or module and might have no need for re-styling. We had been contacted by clients on many occasions, where they had a static website build for them; besides from looking ugly and having no mobile responsiveness, the web developer had used outdated coding and there was no other option, but to re-build the complete website from scratch. To compare this with another client that already were on a Joomla system, we only charged for the re-design of the template. The re-building of a website can cost a considerable amount of money, if you have a few hundred pages on your website. Joomla is what you call a database driven website. All content is built dynamically, in the moment the website visitors requests a page by clicking on a link on the website. So when comparing the Joomla system to a static website, a new template will automatically apply the changes to all 100 or more pages immediately. Where with the static website, everything has to be coded by hand. It is not only labour intensive, but very certainly also prone to errors being introduced to your website.

Joomla lends itself to code re-use and commercially developed web applications:
NextG also subscribes to commercial Joomla template designer companies, who produce very modern Joomla designs on a monthly basis. Though these Joomla templates come with quite a few capabilities for layout changes and colour adjustments, in most cases you still need the hand of an experienced web programmer to adjust it to be 100% according to you liking. These templates come with many advanced coding libraries, like T3, JQuery etc. to name but a few, so you will need an experienced web designer to be able to adjust those templates without making a mess of it.

Joomla (and Wordpress) is more extensible and user friendly than other online website creation applications:
NextG would advise against online web creation applications, where clients create their own websites with a few available templates and a few plugins. These systems tend to be not very SEO friendly and can only be customised to a certain level. It just cannot be compared with the power of the Joomla system in the least. It costs a lot of money per year and your are sitting with a web application that is maintained by perhaps a single person. Taking into consideration that these online web application tools have in mind to automate some functions of web design, it surely lacks in advanced capabilities for customizing websites, as it was not designed for that market in the first place. With a lot of effort you could add some SEO coding, so in competing with the SEO friendly website, the odds are already against you. We have tried adjusting some of these websites for clients with a limited budget and it is really not worth the effort. Reading a message on the website back-end: "If you are looking for SEO coding, it is not here!". So it is in another place. The search engine spider need to look in another place to try and index these websites. What if the website has a hierarchical structure? This needs no more explanation here!

Below you can see a snapshot of the Joomla back-end. See how easy it is to highlight text, make it bold and save the article.

Editing an article in the Joomla back-end!

Editing an article in the Joomla back-end!
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