Your Best Choice for a Joomla Designer

I bring 18 years of Web and Graphic Design experience to the following:

  • Friendly guidance - From the beginning I'll patiently explain your options for your Joomla Design in language you can understand.
  • US Based - This is important! I have had to rebuild far too many Joomla sites from the ground up after foreign Joomla designers failed miserably, and left the sites not functioning.
  • Get what you want - I'll help you create a Joomla design that meets your objectives, is profitable and is of the highest quality possible.
  • Save a Lot of Money - I'll do it at a price that is about half of what you would pay for a comparable traditional site.
  • Great Looking Graphics - Unlike most Web design firms, I also provide great looking advanced graphics for headers and other elements.
  • Get it Fast! Joomla designed sites go up much faster than traditional ones. Ask how fast your's can be completed.
  • Site Hosting - I can guide you through the often confusing world of where to host your site (for as little as $5.95 per month), or use your existing Joomla compatible host.
Contact us today for a free consultation.

Why Choose Joomla?

joomla_logo_125Easy to Use - Powerful - Easy Updates - and More

Here is a list of features "out of the box," but the true power of Joomla is in its extensibility.

User Management

Joomla has a registration system that allows users to configure personal options. There are nine user groups with various types of permissions on what users are allowed to access, edit, publish and administrate.

Authentication is an important part of user management and Joomla support multiple protocols, including LDAP, OpenID, and even Gmail. This allows users to use their existing account information to streamline the registration process.

Media Manager

The Media Manager is the tool for easily managing media files or folders and you can configure the MIME type settings to handle any type of file. The Media Manager is integrated into the Article Editor tool so you can grab images and other files at any time.

Language Manager

There is international support for many world languages. If you need your Web site in one language and the administrator panel in another, multiple languages are possible.

Banner Management

It's easy to set up banners on your Web site using the Banner Manager, starting with creating a client profile. Once you add campaigns and as many banners as you need, you can set impression numbers, special URLs, and more.

Contact Management

The Contact Manager helps your users to find the right person and their contact information. It also supports multiple contact forms going to specific individuals as well as groups.

Polls

If you want to find out more about your users, it's easy to create polls with multiple options.

Search

Help navigate users to most popular search items and provide the admin with search statistics.

Web Link Management

Providing link resources for site users is simple and you can sort them into categories, even count every click.

Content Management

Joomla's simplified three-tiered system of articles makes organizing your content a snap. You can organize your content any way you want and not necessarily how it will be on your Web site. Your users can rate articles, e-mail them to a friend, or automatically save a PDF (with UTF-8 support for all languages). Administrators can archive content for safekeeping, hiding it from site visitors.

On public Web sites, built-in e-mail cloaking protects email addresses from spambots.

Creating content is simple with the WYSIWYG editor, giving even novice users the ability to combine text, images in an attractive way. Once you've created your articles, there are a number of pre-installed modules to show the most popular articles, latest new items, newsflashes, related articles, and more.

Syndication and Newsfeed Management

With Joomla, it's easy to syndicate your site content, allowing your users to subscribe to new content in their favorite RSS reader. It's equally easy to integrate RSS feeds from other sources and aggregate them all on your site.

Menu Manager

The Menu Manager allows you to create as many menus and menu items as you need. You can structure your menu hierarchy (and nested menu items) completely independent of your content structure. Put one menu in multiple places and in any style you want; use rollovers, dropdown, flyouts and just about any other navigation system you can think of. Also automatic breadcrumbs are generated to help navigate your site users.

Template Management

Templates in Joomla are a powerful way to make your site look exactly the way you want and either use a single template for the entire site or a separate template for each site section. The level of visual control goes a step further with powerful template overrides, allowing you to customize each part of your pages.

Integrated Help System

Joomla has a built-in help section to assist users with finding what they need. A glossary explains the terms in plain English, a version checker makes sure you're using the latest version, a system information tool helps you troubleshoot, and, if all else fails, links to a wealth of online resources for additional help and support.

System Features

Speedy page loads are possible with page caching, granular-level module caching, and GZIP page compression.

If your system administrator needs to troubleshoot an issue, debugging mode and error reporting are invaluable.

The FTP Layer allows file operations (like installing Extensions) without having to make all the folders and files writable, making your site administrator's life easier and increasing the security of your site.

Administators quickly and efficiently communicate with users one-on-one through private messaging or all site users via the mass mailing system.

Web Services

With Web services, you can use Remote Procedure Calls (via HTTP and XML). You can also integrate XML-RPC services with the Blogger and Joomla APIs.

Powerful Extensibility

These are just some of the basic Joomla features and the real power is in the way you customize Joomla. Ask us about some of the extensions that might fit into your Web site plan.

Clients Say...

The following are a few excerpts from testimonials sent to me by my clients.

Responsive & Knowledgeable

Bram helped us fix a multitude of issues with another designer’s work on our website.

He not only made the site functional but shared insights and recommendations to up level our site. — Patricia R.

India Was a Nightmare

I am writing to thank you for your expertise in Joomla and your reasonable pricing.

A friend told me about a web site building service in India that could cheaply build my site... it was quite the nightmare... the communication gap was tremendous.  Your knowledge of Joomla was wonderful and my site was up in a few days even though we had to start from scratch. — Gregory T.

Authentic & Caring

Bram is a truly authentic, caring individual who wants to make the client independent, happy and successful.

In no time he had a beautiful, elegant and highly functional web site in place and spent close to two hours immediately after to teach me how to use it. — Lauretta Z.

Will Answer My Phone Calls

After a nightmare with my previous designer it was such a relief to find you.

You certainly have the design chops to build a great looking site... but just as important, will actually pick up the phone and speak with me when I call. — Lisa L.

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