When started as a web design agency in 2010, and we started by building Drupal and WordPress websites in the beginning. We saw our some clients struggle with WordPress (although it is simple to use), and unsure how they can update an image or even the page content. This led us to explore how we can bridge this gap back in 2012.
So we explored how we could streamline the backend system as much as we can in 2013. We started coding in Core PHP, which we would not improve on the timeline to complete a customized backend system then. This led us to explore a open source Core PHP platform called Codeigniter in 2014 (a project by British Columbia Institute of Technology now). This PHP platform allowed us to code a cutomized CMS system in 7 days for a simple 5 page website.
Here's how our Codeigniter backend looks:
We went on to show our clients both a WordPress and Codeigniter backends we have. The encouraging thing was 70% opted for a customized Codeigniter backend system instead of a WordPress website!
Our project highlights in 2013 and 2014: Sky Digital Agency built CMS and CRM backends for sksbooks.com (30,000+ products online in 2013), a customized consultation, appointment booking and customer relationship management (CRM) systems for Koyee Beauty (800+ customers in 2013) and an inventory system for Yellow Cycling (1,300+ products in 2013).
It always excites us to see our customers happy, and decided to continue providing a customized CMS solution service till date.
7 out of 10 of our customers have chosen our customized CMS solution over WordPress. If you're interested to learn more about our backend, here's a YouTube video of our own CMS backend system!
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As a web designer ourselves, we believe in the user-experience that matters even in a backend CMS and/or CRM system.
We streamline the process and reduce the number of clicks required when updating a website content, organize data that really matters to our clients in a dashboard, and help make website updating an ease to our clients and their team.
If you still prefer having your websites built with WordPress, fret not! Email us to enquire about your WordPress requirements.
We provide a range of hosting requirements for our customers, and we highly recommend ZOHO Mail Integration (up to 25 email accounts FREE as of 4 Nov 2017) for our Clients, so they enjoy more security on their emails, with 2FAs, and more. It is of our best interest, to offer our clients security in their emails. If you have a web and/or email hosting need for your business, email us to enquire.
At Sky Digital Agency, we strongly believe in helping our Clients stretch their dollar with us, even when it comes to hosting plans for business emails and/or website.
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