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Consider the Concrete5 (C5) PHP CMS as the basis of your Web Enterprise

A CMS is a Content Management System, software for website management such as Joomla or Drupal, both of which I've used in paid work. C5 is also a PHP CMS but superior to both.

Go/Return to the sample site. (login there as 'admin' with the password I sent you)

Take a tour of the features of this CMS! The strong point of C5 is that the entire site and the CMS itself are WYSIWYG editable. I would ask that you reverse any edits you make. If you need a guided tour call me. .

Hosting and Performance

Sample site currently on residential broadband so performance acceptable but not great.¹. You will need to have a dedicated Unix server. I currently have dedicated hosting at a server farm that is roughly $30/month but you will probably have a hard time matching that. A high end server in 2008-09 will be upwards of $200/mo but most small businesses or organizations will do fine with hosting that can be gotten for $100/mo or less. You can put different services on their own server (such as mail and database, images) to provide a capability that can serve all but the very highest loads with excellent response times (millions of hits per day).

The Look and Feel of Your Site

C5 has two simple themes installed. If you want a custom look and feel developed for your site, you can either hire or graphic artists to work with me for that purpose, give me your specifications, or find some theme or template from the many available and I will apply to create a new C5 theme for you however I am not a graphics artist.

E Commerce and other Extensions

You may want to either develop custom software or have a package such as Magneto integrated into site. This can be done and in such a manner that visitors to your site will see it as seamless. However the integration of these packages will be superficial and you will still have to maintain their backends seperately.

Can I has Flash with this?

Yes! As you will see C5 includes Flash integration. I can also use Flash or Flex to build custom extensions or work with your graphic artist to create same.

How long will it take?

As little as 2 biz days if you have your hosting and other arrangements complete. I prefer to keep development projects to no more than 4 calendar weeks and no more than 80 hours of my time. I can supply ongoing support for the minimum monthly fee.

¹ I will move to the server farm in next few days. 2008-09-07.
Note: this service offering has nothing to with the use of this domain or items in the navigation to your left, except of course for my resume portal