IDP launched a new Umbraco content management system for St Louis Physicians Alliance. The project included graphic design work, mockup development, Umbraco software installation and setup, web development work, custom programming, submit form development, blog setup and web hosting. The client had an existing web site that had become outdated and this web site replaced the old one. The main purpose of the web site is to access the physician directory and provider directory via a search function and directory listing function. There is a database of physicians and providers that is maintained by the client and is accessible via the web site. The web design project included a lot of custom programming to develop the search function and the directory listing pages. You can view the general search results and you can go to a detail listing page with more detail. On the directory listing pages there are some filtering controls at the top of the page to quickly filter the results.
Umbraco CMS software is similar to WordPress or Joomla content management systems, but it is an ASP .Net CMS solution. WordPress and Joomla run on PHP. Umbraco CMS runs on ASP .Net. Umbraco is an open source CMS system. There are paid modules and paid support is available. The advantage of developing with an Umbraco project is that the developer can develop in Visual Studio and use the standard .Net controls. On the St Louis Physicians project a content management system was required. But also a lot of custom programming was required. Custom programming with WordPress and Joomla is difficult. Umbraco was a good solution for this project because we were able to do standard ASP .Net application development for the custom part and use Umbraco for the CMS part.
At IDP we believe that each web design project is different and we recommend the best solution for your web design project. Every project is not a WordPress project like other web design firms would have you believe. We meet with our clients, discuss their needs and project requirements and then recommend the best solution to fit their needs. We also look for the option that is the most cost efficient. We build WordPress sites, Joomla sites, Magento sites, Umbraco sites, static HTML sites and custom applications. We do both PHP and ASP .Net development. We work with both Linux servers and Windows servers. Contact IDP today if you would like a free consultation for your web design project.