Custom Movable Type Programming
Out of all the Content Management Systems that we support and tailor for our clients, the one we recommend for most of our clients is the Movable Type Publishing Platform.
Unlike more "rigid" Content Management Systems (like the ever so popular Joomla! CMS) Movable Type is more of a light-duty application framework than a traditional CMS. With hundreds of template tags and dynamic functions, as well as built-in support for user databases, near-infinite ways to structure content, and the ability to extend the library of functions quickly and easily, Movable Type lends itself well to creating a CMS custom-tailored to each client's specific needs.
Furthermore, updates are released for Movable Type by Six Apart (the makers of MT) on a regular basis, which patch security holes and add new features, so you never have to worry about your CMS being out-of-date.
When is it Recommended to use Movable Type?
Since Movable Type is so flexible, we recommend it to most of our new clients looking for a simple Content Management System to update their web sites. Not only can it be used on basic web sites with only a few pages of content, but it can also be deployed to handle high-traffic news blogs, business directories, and small-scale social networks.
And because there are so many pre-built functions to make use of, we can utilize a Movable Type installation to build a completely-custom Content Management System for our smaller clients who do not have the money to spend on (or the need for) a CMS developed from the ground-up. This option cuts down greatly on development time, which naturally cuts down greatly on your bill... without sacrificing what you need out of your CMS.
On top of that, the versatile structure of Movable Type makes it easy to load balance for clients dealing with lots of traffic. Parts of the front-end can be stored on a CDN, excess SQL calls and PHP functions are easy to weed out, and if need be it has built-in support to publish (cache) frequently-accessed pages as static files on the server. All of these options can greatly reduce server load and bandwidth usage, keeping your operating costs low.
Movable Type Installation Services
At Zangaroa Web Development, we can help you with all aspects of your Movable Type deployment, including installation, template building, installing plugins, upgrading, converting from another CMS, as well as custom front-end and back-end development. We primary develop in Movable Type Open Source (MTOS) but will also utilize Movable Type Pro at client request, or if the project requires Movable Type Pro's additional features.
Use the links to the right to check out our other services, as well as our portfolio. If you would like to hire Zangaroa for your next web deployment, drop us a line.