Umbraco Development

Umbraco’s simplicity and almost limitless potential make it the CMS of choice for many organisations.

There are approximately 90,000 sites using Umbraco around the world. Many Fortune 500 companies and some of the largest media websites globally use this CMS.

Because of its intuitive interface, users can begin publishing in Umbraco within minutes. Content writers love Umbraco’s easy-to-understand tree view of pages and WYSIWYG page editor. Umbraco benefits from a large international community of users and developers. It also has the stability of full commercial support and professional tools.

Umbraco is not just for websites, although it does produces beautiful, fast and powerful websites. Umbraco is also great for creating commercial cloud software solutions. Our clients use Umbraco for websites, mobile apps, training and internal communications applications.

What Is Umbraco?

Similar to another popular CMS, WordPress, Umbraco is a free open source content management system (CMS). Unlike WordPress, Umbraco uses .NET technology to run enterprise level websites for some of the world’s biggest, multinational companies. Umbraco is considered more powerful than WordPress, as it is a pure CMS whereas WordPress is more adapted as a blogging platform.

Being a pure CMS, Umbraco has fewer restrictions. It allows its users to create content, edit it and access it all from the front end. It requires very minimal HTML to create content. This also means that websites built in Umbraco may perform better in search results.

Why Choose Umbraco?

Still wondering why you should choose Umbraco? Well…here are a couple of reasons to sway your decision:

  • It’s free: No need to pay for any additional licenses or fees.
  • Easy to learn: Umbraco can be used by all, marketers, content editors, designers and developers.
  • Simple to use: Create beautiful pages easily and quickly with the drag and drop page creation feature.
  • Great for multilingual sites: Umbraco can easily support multiple languages.
  • Extreme flexibility: Umbraco can be used for websites, intranets, eCommerce, SEO, mobile apps, in-house management systems and more!
  • Easy integration with third party systems: Easily add unique functionality to your current website to make it more efficient and user-friendly.
  • The best media library around: With Umbraco there is no need to mess around in Photoshop. The built-in image editor allows to crop and edit full resolution images easily.

Umbraco CMS Features

If you’re really interested in Umbraco, here’s a couple of cool features you might like to know about:

  • User-friendly interface
  • Built-in SEO support, such as 301 redirects, page titles etc.
  • Plugins (free and paid) available for additional functionality
  • Easy editing using a WYSIWYG editor
  • Flexible user permissions system
  • Version control on content
  • Schedule content publishing
  • Multi-language capabilities
  • Social media integration
  • Integration with current systems (CRM, sales & marketing systems)
  • Drag and drop page builder tool included
  • Organised media library with image cropper tool

Umbraco Web Design

Our Umbraco web design team takes a user-centred approach to creating websites which are accessible and easy to navigate. What makes our design process more special is that our in-house designers work closely with our .NET developers to create a stunning end result.

Our websites are not only designed beautifully but also work beautifully on all devices. After all, it’s not enough to have a beautiful website, your website needs to work for your customers too! Take a look at our web design page for details on the fastfwd design process

Umbraco Registered Partner

fastfwd is a professional and experienced Umbraco development agency in Birmingham (UK). When it comes to Umbraco, our team of Umbraco Developers comes with years of experience in the industry. We know what works and what won’t work for your company. Our developers use the latest frameworks and coding standards to ensure your site delivers the results you want and more.

We understand that every client is different. That’s why all our Umbraco sites are tailor-built to match the unique requirements of each of our clients. Whether you need a website or an intranet or a unique internal system, fastfwd can help you create the perfect solution.

What makes fastfwd different from any other Umbraco agency? Firstly, we’re a full-service Umbraco agency. This means we don’t just create a website for you and leave it there. We go beyond, by offering support services and training to all your employees, making our solutions long-term.

Secondly, we make sure our development process is transparent, so you know what is happening at every step of the way. If we come across a problem, we will let you know. We like to treat our clients like partners, working together to find the perfect solution for your company.

Not to mention, our dedicated project managers will keep you in the loop for each phase of your website’s development and provide you with step-by-step progress on your project. Since all of our project managers are technically experienced, they will be able to communicate your vision clearly and precisely to our in-house Umbraco developers. All this combines so that you know you will get the results you want and expect.

Umbraco Support

We don’t just build Umbraco sites and walk away. Our experienced Umbraco developers offer a wealth of support services, such as installation, updates and maintenance. Here’s a list of some Umbraco support services that fastfwd can offer you:

  • Installation
  • Updates and maintenance
  • Plugin selection and configuration
  • Bespoke customization
  • Hosting and support
  • Training

For examples of some of the great Umbraco sites we have built and maintain, take a look at some of the amazing projects we have worked on.