5 ways Umbraco makes custom web development simple | Oblongata

5 ways Umbraco makes
custom web development simple

Josh Thompson-Smith Nov 23, 2023
CEO of Oblongata, Josh Thompson-Smith

Web development has evolved rapidly over the years, and businesses of all sizes are constantly seeking ways to create unique and tailored online experiences for their visitors. Custom web development is the answer to this unfaltering demand.

At Oblongata, we only design and build websites using Umbraco technology, a popular content management system (CMS) with over 730,000 active sites worldwide. It’s used to build all sorts of projects – small and large, public and private – and has gained traction in the web development community due to its ability to make custom web development straightforward and efficient.

Here are our five ways how Umbraco makes web development simple:

1. Open-source flexibility:

Umbraco is an open-source CMS, which means that it's accessible to anyone who wants to use it, modify it, or extend its functionality. This openness fosters a collaborative community that continuously contributes to its growth. Developers can take advantage of Umbraco's open architecture to create custom solutions that perfectly match their project requirements. Whether it's building a corporate website, an e-commerce platform, or a dynamic web application, Umbraco provides a solid foundation for customisation by Oblongata’s technical experts.

2. User-friendly back end:

One of Umbraco's standout features is its intuitive and user-friendly back-end interface. Content editors and administrators can easily manage website content, layout and functionality without requiring in-depth technical knowledge. This simplifies the process of maintaining and updating a website, reducing the need for constant developer intervention. This not only saves time but also minimises the chances of errors when managing content.

3. Extensible with a rich ecosystem:

Umbraco offers a wide range of packages and extensions through its marketplace, making it simple for developers to enhance the functionality of a website. Whether you need e-commerce capabilities, social media integration, SEO tools, or anything else, Umbraco's ecosystem of extensions allows developers to easily add these features to your site without starting from scratch. This accelerates the development process and reduces development costs.

4. Responsive and mobile-friendly:

In today's non-stop world, ensuring a website is responsive and mobile-friendly is essential. Umbraco is built with responsive design in mind, making it easy to create web applications that perform well on various devices. The platform's flexibility also allows developers to craft unique mobile experiences tailored to our customers’ specific audiences.

5. Strong community support:

The Umbraco community is active and engaged, providing a valuable resource for developers facing challenges or seeking advice. Online forums, tutorials, and extensive documentation are readily available, helping the Oblongata team learn, troubleshoot, and grow their Umbraco skills.

If you’re a third sector organisation seeking a cost-effective, user friendly and scalable web solution, Umbraco has a lot to offer. It empowers our developers to bring your functional and creative visions to life while providing you with the tools you need to stay competitive in the digital landscape. Ready to find out more? Contact us.