Joomla Web Design & Development

Joomla is a content management system that provides a user-friendly way of adding & editing pages, forms, manage users, and much more. It's open-source and boasts a large developer community.

When building new sites we use the latest stable Joomla release, but we do maintain many sites using Joomla 1.5 and can help migrate sites to the latest version of Joomla. Our typical Joomla clients tend to be government entities or non-profits and small to medium businesses. Our location in Northern Virginia near Washington, DC enables us to support local government, corporate, and non-profit clients. 

Joomla Web Site Design Examples:

Opus Integrated Business Systems - http://www.opus-is.com. Business software consulting firm.

Opus are profit improvement specialists dedicated to process optimization and cost reductions, using tools like SouthWare. Over the years we have advised and assisted them with integrating SouthWare with Joomla, and when it came time to redesign their site with a focus on a stronger marketing message and better customer support area, Opus asked us to help them develop the new site. The new site has a cleaner corporate look, as well as improved text and clearer navigation. The new site runs on Joomla 1.5, just like their old site, allowing them to edit or add pages with ease. The menu system was set up to facilitate easy addition of pages without a need to edit any modules or additional menus.

AICIT - http://www.aicit.com - VoIP / phone / IT service provider northern Virginia. A new corporate site for a northern Virginia / Washington DC area solutions provider with a presence in the Equinix data center for North America, near AOL's operational headquarters. The site is built using Joomla 1.5 to allow AICIT staff to edit it themselves. We also designed their original site for them in 2009, and were very involved in the redesign effort from start to finish, including copywriting, content development, layout design, and programming.

Vineyard Arts Project -  http://www.vineyardartsproject.org/.

dance company and arts center in Martha's Vineyard

Founded in 2007, Vineyard Arts Project is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization whose mission is to foster, develop, and promote the live arts as experiences central to education and the community of Martha's Vineyard. Its founder and artistic director is Ashley Melone, whose most recent credits include ballet coordinator for Darren Aronofsky’s film Black Swan, for which Natalie Portman won an Oscar.

Having designed their original site in 2008, we were asked to redesign it with an emphasis on upcoming programs. As with the previous site, the site features beautiful photos of dancers in motion, but we opted for a light and airy look: white, light blue, and orange. The layout was built as a custom Joomla template, and is iPad and iPhone compatible.

The original site (see screenshot) also used a custom Joomla template, with a Flash home page based on photos of various Vineyard Arts Project dancers. This minimalist gray / orange design was accentuated by the warm colors in the home page photo, and put the viewer's attention squarely on the content, whether it be photos or text. The new design maintains that, but using a light color scheme and more emphasis on user participation through social media. 

Brooklyn Music School

This music and dance school located in Brooklyn has over a century of history behind it, and was in need of a fresh new web presence with the ability to easily update their pages. The site is set up using the Joomla content management system. In March 2010, the Home Depot selected the school as its first community renovation project. The director of the Brooklyn Music School has explained to us that their web site played an important role in getting the school noticed and eventually selected. We redesigned the site in January 2011, after having designed the previous version in 2009.

Aardweg Landscaping - http://www.aardweglandscaping.com

landscape designer serving suburban Philadelphia

Steven Aardweg's required a new site with full CMS capability and SEO-optimized HTML and content.

We built a Joomla site for him, while adding many new pages and a full project portfolio area, to give his completed projects the full attention it deserves. After all, customers looking for a landscape designer will very quickly want to see examples of completed projects. On his previous site, his work did not get the proper emphasis, and this has been rectified. Because Aardweg Landcaping is built with Joomla, it allows for full content management functionality, so that the owner can edit all pages, menus, forms, and modules.