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Joomla and WordPress Development

Joomla and WordPress Website Design

With 12 years experience in Media we understand the principles of effective web design.
Like the phrase ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’, effective web design is judged by the users of the website and not the website owners. There are many factors that affect the usability of a website, and it is not just about form (how good it looks), but also function (how easy is it to use).

Overview of CMS, Joomla or Wordpress

A content management system (CMS) is an application that allows you to create and run your website. You will get an admin panel - an interface where you can create and update pages, posts and other types of content (images, videos, etc) and arrange the content the way you need.
You will also be able to change the design of the site through the admin panel by installing themes (design templates) and changing them when you want. All the actions are done simply by clicking buttons - you will not have to write codes or scripts in most cases.

Which CMS is best for you?

WordPress Overview

WordPress is an open source CMS that powers over half of the world’s CMS sites, and it is getting more comprehensive, intuitive and popular with each new update release. WordPress has a committed community, tons of free extensions (more than any other CMS) and the easiest-to-use interface.
Managing your content with WordPress is perfectly simple: you create a page, add it to the menu, post something on it and see your content on the front-end of your site. All that adds up to a preeminent CMS platform. So why do so many people choose WordPress for their site? Because WordPress is the easiest CMS to use.

Joomla Overview

On the other hand, Joomla extension developers and community have come up with many inspired solutions to common web design problems that are hard to resolve within WordPress. If we take any Joomla slider extension as an example, you can set its location on the page, the duration for showing each slide, the sliding effect and the type of pagination.
In a nutshell, Joomla CMS is a good choice if you have this unending curiosity and eagerness in you to learn. Even though it takes time and effort to get used to its peculiarities, people very often fall in love with Joomla.

Essential addons

Cartmell and Cartmell Communication have been hack FREE for more than 12 years and attribute this to using aminimum of 3 premium components or widgets. All are premium based software solutions that are always being updated.
We pride ourselves on using Akeeba admin & Backup Tools which prevent and secures our clients online presence.

Content and Media

The content and media selection is very important. For a entry level website it normally consists of 4/5 page; Home, About Us, Products/Services, Portfolio and a contact us page. When it comes to Media/Images, client can supply original artwork and images or allow us to source the images either based on free or commercial based image stock.

Cartmell and Cartmell Communications is based in Northriding, Randburg.

Essential Joomla and Wordpress

Please select the type of framework you want us to develop in. If you need to look at the CMS options - Joomla | WordPress

  • Core Framework:
    Joomla or WordPress core installation and configuration R 650.00 Essential
  • Template Design:
    Select a Professional template and we customize to match project scope. Starting at R1,650. Essential
  • Spam:
    reCAPTCH service that protects your website from spam and abuse. R 65.00 Essential
  • Tracking, evaluation, and maintenance:
    Google Analytics, Google Webmaster, Bing Webmaster tools. R 650.00 Essential

Must Have Joomla / WordPress software.

Must have Joomla and Wordpress components and plugins

Joomla Professional Components

WordPress Professional Widgets

The below CMS Software is recommended for all website developments
  • Wesite Security:

    Akeeba Admin for Joomla - Maintain. Protect. Optimise.Perform maintenance tasks. Protection against hackers. Optimise your site. All in one, neat bundle.

    Must Have R 250 Per annum

  • Website Backup:

    Akeeba Backup is an extension which is around since 2006. Millions of downloads. Countless praise in the Joomla! Extensions Directory. Three J.O.S.C.A.R. awards. A single goal: backup, restore and transfer your site in a snap!

    Must Have R 345 Per annum

  • Website Editor Tools:

    Makes creating and editing content easy. With features like image editing, resizing and thumbnailing. Manage audio and vide, and easily embed Youtube and Vimeo videos. Create links to files or embed them in articles. Create Tables, edit Styles, format text and more...

    Must Have R 250 Per annum.

  • WidgetKit:

    Everything you need for your website, Gallery, slideshow, grid layout, slideset, slider, accordoin and maps

    R 250.00

  • Forms:

    State of the art responsive form builder for Joomla!®

    R 250.00

  • Wesite Security:

    Wordfence for WordPress - Powered by the constantly updated Threat Defense Feed, WordFence Firewall stops you from getting hacked.

    R 550 Per annum Must Have

  • Akeeba Backup:

    An extension which is around since 2006. Millions of downloads. Countless praise in the Joomla! Extensions Directory. Three J.O.S.C.A.R. awards. A single goal: backup, restore and transfer your site in a snap!

    R345.00 Per annum Must Have

  • WordPress SEO :

    Yoast SEO help optimize your pages content, images titles, meta descriptions and more to XML sitemaps, and loads of optimization options in between.

    R 475 Per annum Must Have

  • Forms:

    State of the art responsive form builder for WordPress®

    R 250.00

Content and Artwork

With JCE Editor design and updates made easy.
  • 5-Pager
    5 pages developed - client supply content R 2,375.00
  • 5-10 pager
    Up to 10 pages developed client supply content R 3,800.00
  • 10-20 pager
    Up to 20 pages developed client supply content R 6,950.00