There was a time when building a website was simple. You could pick up a book on HTML (Hypertext Mark-Up Language) and be merrily on your way in an hour. Alternatively, you could invest in a copy of Dreamweaver. That era ended in the late 90s.

Today, the corporate or brand website (or intranet) is a sophisticated suite of software. With a relational database at its core, the website makes use of stylesheets, templates and often complex scripting to deliver the user experiences we design. It may sell things via secure, encrypted interfaces. It may call content dynamically from your back-office systems. It may even syndicate content to other website owners to extend your market reach.

The website may or may not feature user-generated content.

AKG is technology neutral. Our specialist development teams are highly experienced in building for .NET, PHP, Java, even Domino X Pages. This means that we’ll never try to persuade you to develop in a technology that doesn’t fit with your IT roadmap.

AKG is pragmatic about content management. If you would like us to use Interwoven, that’s fine. But you may be able to achieve your content management objectives by deploying an open source CMS, such as Umbraco or Drupal. For your intranet, you may choose MOSS. The key tests are … does the product choice provide you with the functionality and usability you need now and for the foreseeable future, is it a stable, mature product and does it have a sufficient developer base to give you the flexibility you need.

AKG is standards-driven. Underpinning every build will be stringent standards for security, accessibility and natural search engine optimisation.

To learn more about our build capability call Anna Gilson on 07590 033 422 or 020 8133 4426 or email her on anna@akgconsulting.co.uk.