If there is one thing we have found, it’s that experience counts. Our web developers have years of experience working with associations. We’ve learned how to best serve our clients, how to bring old websites to the cutting edge, and how to choose the best content management system for each organization. If you have read through our blog, you probably noticed we talk about WordPress a lot. But that isn’t the only CMS we use for clients. Many of our projects call for Sitefinity.
In the words of one of our web developers Zack, “Sitefinity has some nifty stuff!” His favorite feature is drag and drop; this is great for developers but even better for clients. How does drag and drop work for you? Imagine you want member directory on your page; all you have to do is select that option, and drag it on the page exactly where you want it to go. At nonprofitCMS, we train all of our clients how to make updates just like this.
When it comes to web development, there’s more disparity between different developers’ success using Sitefinity. People with knowledge about programming can make a great looking site on Sitefinity, but that doesn’t mean the back end is good. On top of creating a custom layout for your site, the developer builds custom widgets; it takes a lot of technical knowledge to jump over the hurdles and make something that not only looks good, but also works well. All of these bells and whistles come at the cost of speed — to combat this Sitefinity provides developers with advanced tools like “caching provider engines” and “cold start optimization techniques.” To people like you and me, this is mumbo jumbo, but fortunately we have people like Zack who go on to master these nuances where design and engineering meet.
We became a Sitefinity preferred partner not just by having visually designed websites, but also technically designed ones. Two of our web sites have gone to become award winning. TankTruck.org became a top Sitefinity showcase site earlier this summer, Adhesives.org went on to win 6 marketing awards! Zack has learned a lot through his work with Sitefinity, “It takes experience to have the back end working well. Now, when we a start a new project, I know there won’t be many unforeseen challenges. I know exactly what to do, how to do it, and what to expect.”