Intuitive content management
Aurora have experience of designing and developing websites utilising a wide range of open source and bespoke content management systems including Wordpress, Joomla, Magento, Simple CMS, ModX and many others.
For the past few years our preferred CMS has been Concrete 5 – amongst the most obvious benefits of this system are its customisability (which we love) and the simple but powerful in-page editing offered.
Concrete5 (C5) is an open source content management system (CMS) for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets. It was designed for ease of use, especially for users with a minimum of technical skills.
It enables users to edit site content directly from the page with absolute ease and also provides version management for every page, similar to wiki software.
Concrete5 features in-context editing (the ability to edit website content directly on the page, rather than in an administrative interface or using web editor software). Editable areas are defined in concrete5 templates which allow editors to insert blocks of content or edit a block's current content with an intuitive and simple user interface.
Adding blocks of content
Editable areas are defined in our bespoke concrete5 templates which allow editors to insert blocks of content. These can contain simple content (text and images) or have more complex functionality, for example image slideshows, comments systems, social media feeds, video and a myriad of other powerful choices and functions.
Bespoke content types
Aurora are able to utilise the more advanced features of Concrete5 to build custom blocks to meet specific customer requirements. The performance charts on the Rare Whisky 101 website are a great example of how powerful and time saving this bespoke functionality can be.
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Aurora quickly grasped our brief and developed a clear and defined logo design which reflected perfectly what we are about and what we wanted to say about ourselves. We're very happy with final result. Thank you!
In my view Aurora are one of the most innovative design studios in the North. We have worked with them on a number of projects and I have found them to have a clear understanding of the brief, responsive and quick to produce the goods. They are our first choice when it comes to design work.
I was delighted by the logo design Jason came up with for my company, he is a very talented designer... we often get comments on the originality of the design. He's also a very helpful and personable guy, and was very patient with me and my less than great computer knowledge! The whole re-design process was quick, easy and stress-free... Just what I needed!
Jason's initial concept immediately appealed and working with him is a joy. No BS, clear communications and inspired delivery. The only web designer we would consider working with.
Jason has combined sophistication and elegance in a beautifully crafted website that's extremely user friendly. He's a great listener and skillfully interprets the clients needs to produce a brilliant product. 10 out of 10!