Open Source Development
Avant Garde offers open source development services for Joomla, Drupal and Wordpress. Joomla and Drupal are mostly used as Content Management Systems and Wordpress is used for blogs. When we discuss which CMS to choose, it would be helpful to first understand the goals of your website. For example if you want to build a blog or easily post articles to your website, you may want to use a simple blogging platform like Wordpress. If you have more complex needs for the site like managing multiple authors across different sections of a site, you may want to use a more robust system like Joomla or Drupal.
Joomla is one of the most powerful Open Source Content Management Systems in the world. It is used for everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications. Joomla is simple to manage, and reliable. At Avant Garde we utilize the application framework of joomla to create powerful add-ons and extensions for our clients. Our Joomla CMS are developed to the exact specification of our clients.
Drupal is an award winning Content Management System (CMS) and is hugely flexible as well as scalable system. It provides a user management and CMS framework around which we can install various modules. By building the framework of a site in Drupal we will have a built-in User Login and management system through the whole site. This will allow users to register and, should we choose to allow, enable them to comment on blog entries, articles, products, post on the forum etc.
WordPress is an cutting edge publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress offers highly functional and flexible blog systems that can be transformed into complete websites, content managment systems, and even e-commerce applications. WordPress blogs are very useful to network, bring traffic to your site and communication with your viewers.