Web development is the process of adding, modifying or improving the functionality of a web site. Drupal boasts a collection of over 10,000 'add-on' modules extending functionality. Likewise, WordPress offers a wide assortment of plugins and widgets customizing your web site.
Drupal modules and WordPress plugins, freely available, significantly reduce time and labor of web development. The task of web development is narrowed down to finding the best 'add-on' for the particular type of functionality you desire. Such is the beauty of content management systems.
Whether it's eCommerce or just blogging, themes are defined and categorized by functionality. Each comes prepackaged with the 'add-ons' giving the theme it's specific purpose. The advantages of the 'add-on' concept is a theme's purpose can expand into other categories. A particular theme can work well for a school or a corporation depending on what combinations of 'add-ons' are used. Understanding this concept is important.
When shopping for a theme, you may favor a design but question if the defined functionality will suit your needs. Functionality can be changed by adding or removing plugins and modules.
Occasionally, Drupal modules or WordPress plugins need modification to suit a specific need. Or, changes such as updates can offset the necessity to modify another module or plugin. Open Source projects such as Drupal or WordPress are made up of vibrant communities working together to modify and improve web development. Cyber Teknic works with the Open Source communities to resolve such issues.
On a rare occasion, a module or plugin needs coding from scratch. Third party vendors are available at a lower cost of labor for coding such a project.
Putting a web site together along with a internet marketing campaign requires tremendous amount of planning. Our job is to take the complexity out of the task while minimizing cost and time. Bottom line, Cyber Teknic works closely with you assuring a well thought out plan that expedites the process at the lowest cost to you. And, delivering an outstanding website that serves you well!
Design begins in the planning process. Pictorial 'Mock ups' of the theme you chose are presented with your company color schemes, images and structure that best presents the information. You have an idea of what the web site looks like before the web design coding begins. Emphasis is made on balance, color scheme that blends well, information that can be found quickly and a strong message of professionalism.
Web development is the programming behind a website theme and content management system. Occasionally, a particular functionality cannot be found in either Wordpress plugins orDrupal modules. Then, a module or plugin needs to be programmed. Modules and plugins can be outsourced inexpensively.
Cyber Teknic's testing consists of pre-launch bench tests against the anticipated load of your website. Content management systems need tuning such as server-side caching, optimizing image size to assure your website loads as quickly as possible. Testing also includes making sure you have enough processing power behind your anticipated demand. CyberTeknic also has to test when software upgrades occur. Testing software upgrades, patches and security fixes have to be done on development servers that are backed up.
Finally moving your CMS to production is an exciting event but necessary tasks must follow. Internet marketing is a process that doesn't happen overnight. It's very methodical and done carefully so your web site isn't penalized by the search engines. Internet marketing has increased in complexity requiring an ever increasing breadth of knowledge. CyberTeknic produces comprehensive reports helping your company understand your marketing campaign. Our reports demonstrate progress made and areas of weakness that need more work.