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#156083 19-Nov-2014 01:09
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Hey guys,
Being an ex-web designer (well still do it when I get the chance) I haven't historically looked for these services! I'm part of the local business association committee and wanting to revamp our (woeful) website:

Zyber is in our area and would have been our preference but they have declined the work as I said we wanted to use a standard CMS to avoid lock-in to their proprietary CMS. I remember this blog actually:

Anyway keen for some recommendations. WE are looking mainly for syndicated content from Facbeook/LinkedIn/Twitter/Eventbrite with a few other static pages - probably using Joomla as the CMS.

While everyone and their dog is a web designer we really are looking for a competent job to be done that is well thought out, coded well and will allow for future enhancements relatively easily.

Please pass on the details of those you could recommend!

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  #1179521 19-Nov-2014 13:35
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You will find most of the larger ones will have their own CMS's, as they make a lot of their money from teh passive ongoing hosting and support fees. You do need to remember that you are also buying into their ongoing support, as the initial website build is just a small part of it. So using their own branded CMS isn't necessarily a bad thing, as many will discount the setup price, if you lock into a 12 or 24 month service contract. Many will also just be rebranded open source CMSs so may have the same features anyway. Your best option if you are solely looing for the website to be built, and no onging support , iand you are using your own hosting, s to find an independent contractor, who will just charge by the hour.

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  #1190189 7-Dec-2014 18:48
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Good on you for going with a standard CMS (I suggest one of the big three open source ones: Drupal / Joomla / WordPress. I see you're currently using Joomla already for your website), I hate vendor lock in!


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  #1190363 8-Dec-2014 09:47
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could try Gareth at sniper systems, they do their work on umbraco cms (which you could run in Microsoft Azure wink) - (they are in college hill)

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