At Network Midlands we like to try and keep the cost of developing your website to a minimum. We do this by using open source software. Open source software is often free to use and is developed collaboratively and is suitable for commercial use (for more on open source software see this Wikipedia article).
For website development we use one of three open source content management systems – WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. All of these have an extensive collection of free and paid for plug-ins (or extensions) that can be used to extend the functionality of your website – from contact forms to full e-commerce integration. Each has strengths and weaknesses and we will discuss with you which is the best for your needs.
WordPress is great for Blogs and smaller website. It is easy to develop custom software for Joomla and Drupal, and Drupal is very good if you have multiple people maintaining and developing different parts of your website
We also have experience of SugarCRM community edition – an open source customer relationship management system – which can be used stand alone or integrated with your website. We can help you install and configure it on your local computer, on your web server or we can host it for you.
After a good chat on the phone, we decided that creating an enquiry and booking form would be a great option, as this was something that I had struggled with and it would make web navigation easier. The process was excellent and a real help to me. I sent Trevor a brief and he then created a booking page and added a form to the enquiry page, which I’m thrilled with. I was also able to benefit from his experience, as he shared some really helpful suggestions and tips along the way. In short, I’m a delighted customer and very thankful to Trevor. I now have a more efficient website, ready for when we’re able to start thinking about (post Covid-19) holidays again. I also now have a starting point to enable me to create additional forms in the future.
If you are running a small business and you need help, support or advice on anything to do with websites, email, online trading etc. etc. then talk to Trevor. He really understands this whole area and how it can be used by small businesses to create more and better business. He will look after as much or as little as you need and is 100% reliable at all times.
Trevor has provided a cost effective web design solution avoiding the need for expensive monthly bills. The solution has been executed on time and issues that arose with individual elements of the system were dealt with effectively and efficiently by Trevor and as a result I would highly recommend Trevor to any business
Since completing our website for us, Trevor has continued to be very supportive and very helpful, supporting us as we’ve come across additional changes and requirements. He always succeeds in finding a solution to our queries, not only making them on our behalf, but also teaching us how to do certain things, giving us the element of control we need. Trevor is always responsive, patient and being naturally inquisitive, has never failed to find an answer – which is great for us! All in all we’d thoroughly recommend Trevor for your website requirements
Howell & Co needed a new website that was not only professional, but also attractive and modern. Network Midlands helped us develop the creative design and then produced a website that has already received very positive comments The whole process was very quick and easy and good value for money. I would highly recommend them to anyone wanting to give their existing website a “facelift”
Trevor produced my firm’s new website and from the start of the process understood clearly what we were hoping to achieve. The end result fully met our expectations, was produced on time and was good value for money. Subsequent requests for follow up support have been met by an excellent response.
Trevor developed a database for the LeicesterShire Learning Networks. This was a complex piece of work around Adult Learning provision but Trevor had a good understanding of what was required, developed a database that was easy to administrate, that did what it was supposed to do and a bit more. He was on time, value for money we were very impressed and pleased with the result!
I am writing to place on record my thanks to Network Midlands Ltd for the development and design of my company’s brand new website. It is a bold and “to the point” site, and we have been complimented by many clients and professional connections. We have secured new clients who tell us that our website was instrumental in making enquiries with us. Trevor totally understood what we were looking to achieve, and delivered within budget, took care of all follow-up and maintenance, and continues to advise us on relevant updates. We have no hesitation in recommending the services of Network Midlands Ltd.
I contacted Trevor with details from a friend and with in minutes we were talking about problem solving and cash-flow cutting. Trevor’s attention and ideas were so valuable. Trevor made every inch so easy to follow, making hours turn into minutes and saving me hundreds almost thousands of pounds for my business. Trevor made it look so easy, and setting up e-commerce on the business website and mirroring it on Facebook left me and my friends delighted! I know I will be using Trevor and his time, again and again!
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