Joomla is written in PHP, uses object-oriented programming (OOP) techniques (since version 1.5) and software design patterns, stores data in a MySQL, MS SQL (since version 2.5), or PostgreSQL (since version 3.0) database, and includes features such as page caching, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, polls, search, and support for language internationalization.
As of February 2014, Joomla has been downloaded over 50 million times. Over 7,700 free and commercial extensions are available from the official Joomla! Extension Directory, and more are available from other sources. It is estimated to be the second most used content management system on the Internet after WordPress.
The use of mobile devices to surf the web is growing at an astronomical pace, but unfortunately, much of the web isn’t optimized for those mobile devices. Mobile devices are often constrained by display size and require a different approach to how content is laid out on screen, then comes Responsive Web Design.
Over the last three years, responsive web design has been gaining popularity and is now considered to be one of the best ways to design websites that look great on any device, from smartphones to smart TVs.
More Web Design Options
- Quality website design service – a more complex unique design with additional features such rotating pictures, image galleries, images that appear when a thumbnail is hovered over, personalised sales or tick boxes, personalised image navigation and/or personalised footers. Customers generally have a choice of two designs.
- Budget website design service – a simple, unique design without the additional features listed above. There is no choice of design – but we do ask a detailed set of questions to get a bespoke design tailored to your preferences.
- Template designs – we occasionally offer clients a simple template if they require a website presence but do not wish, at this moment, to pay for an individual design. Our template designs can be upgraded to a Quality Website Design at some stage in the future although there will be an additional cost involved with this.
There is a multitude of different screen sizes across phones, “phablets”, tablets, desktops, game consoles, TVs, even wearables. Screen sizes will always be changing, so it’s important that your site can adapt to any screen size, today or in the future.
Here at Interconnect design, we implement Responsive Web Design as standard. So many other options are available but few adopt the industry standard set by Google.
Web Site Design Prices
We ask for a (non-refundable) deposit before creating the designs.
Once the design has been agreed, we ask for a further (non-refundable) deposit before we begin coding.
|1 page website||£275||£225||£175|
|2 page website||£325||£275||£200|
|3 page website||£375||£325||£275|
|4 page website||£425||£375||£325|
|5 page website||£475||£425||£375|
|Content management – simple bespoke design||£550|
|Content management – complex||From £650|
|Responsive Website Design||From £250 extra||From £250 extra||From £250 extra|
|Paypal||From £30||From £30||From £30|
|Keyword research for SEO||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Backlinks to quickly submit website to search engines||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Individual, non-template design in a style of your choice||Yes||Yes||No – template|
|Choice of Designs||2 (3 pages or more)||1||Choice of templates|
|Simple menu options||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Personalised image-based menu options||Yes||No||No|
|Rotating pictures||Yes – if required||No||No|
|Hover text or images when thumbnail hovered over||Yes – if required||No||No|
|Image galleries||Yes – if required||No||No|
|Personalised tick/sales boxes||Yes – if required||No||No|
|Interesting footer section||Yes – if required||No||No|
|Images per page*||Up to 10 (average)||Up to 5 (average)||Up to 4 (average)|
|* More can be added for a small cost|
|Google+ page (if you require us to do this)||£50||£50||£50|
|Facebook page (if you require us to do this)||£25||£25||£25|
|Domain transfers (.co.uk)||£25||£25||£25|
|Domain transfers (.com etc)||£50||£50||£50|
|PC Support for Emails (if needed)||£25 per hour||£25 per hour||£25 per hour|