Web development and CMS

Building you a future-proof website with cutting-edge technology and expert web development.

We’ve accumulated years of experience building an enormous range of CMS-based websites, ecommerce stores and bespoke web apps. But we never stand still, always staying up-to-date with the latest developments and trends to ensure you’ll always get a future-proof website with leading-edge technology and plenty of room to add functionality and growth. 

Our Director of Development was selected as Keynote Speaker at PHP UK, and our Magento developers have undergone a certification process to ensure we build our sites to professional standards.

We build our own modules as well as working with existing ones, combining and adapting them to produce a unique site tailored to the specific needs of your business. So if there is a particular functionality you’re after we can create something that performs the task perfectly. Third-party integration isn’t a problem either. We’ve incorporated all the leading platforms including Facebook, Google Maps, Sage, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, SOAP, Twitter and more into our builds.

The main platforms that we work with are Magento , ExpressionEngine, Laravel and Concrete5 but our skilled team of developers are just as proficient working with other PHP platforms like Joomla!, WordPress, Drupal, Zend, Symfony and Typo3.

Magento

Magento

Magento is the perfect platform for ecommerce websites and is trusted by industry leaders such as Harvey Nichols and Kurt Geiger. We hold both frontend and backend Magento certifications, meaning we can handle any Magento project with real efficiency and know-how. Magento offers great flexibility in terms of design, and is supported by a huge developer network which means bespoke requirements can often be delivered using pre-existing modules. We offer both Enterprise and Community versions, depending on the scale of your site requirements. We’ve also developed a Magento template, producing a cost-effective solution for your online store.

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Concrete5

Concrete5

Concrete5 is our preferred CMS platform for SME businesses. It offers a solid Content Management System and - written on top of the Laravel PHP framework - it offers plenty of scope for customisation. We have purpose-built Concrete5 themes that can be used as the starting point of your project. They’re great for keeping costs down, whilst retaining a professional and engaging website design. At Absolute, we love the drag and drop editor provided by Concrete5. Concrete5 is trusted and used by large organisations worldwide.

ExpressionEngine

ExpressionEngine

We’re fully-comprehensive in ExpressionEngine development. Used mainly in enterprise-level CMS sites, ExpressionEngine offers the power of a Content Management System, but backed by a corporate company providing support and security fixes.  The CMS offers flexibility to create different content types to suit any requirements, and a range of plugins to allow for mailing list integration, product listings and data integration. ExpressionEngine’s best attribute is its security and it is trusted worldwide by leading brands and organisations. It was the chosen CMS for Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign site.

Bespoke development

Bespoke development

We use all the latest approaches to bespoke development to ensure that your application is future-proof, maintainable and performs to the best of its ability. Laravel is our framework of choice for bespoke development. Used in the design of Brompton Bike Hire,  Laravel offers real flexibility and enables our developers to produce functionality over and above a standard CMS product. The platform also has a number of security features built in, which help protect against a number of common types of attack, providing a base layer of security. By using a development framework rather than a CMS platform we are ensuring we have the flexibility within the platform to adapt to your requirements, as well as easily being able to develop additional functionality in the future if required.

WordPress

WordPress

WordPress is an open source platform used by millions of websites around the world. It comes with a huge amount of pre-produced content, themes and plugins; creating a cost-effective platform to work with. Although our choice of CMS is Concrete5, we can offer comprehensive WordPress sites for a range of business models and budgets.