Open Source Solutions 2017-04-18T12:08:19+00:00

At Fox Web Creations, we understand that it is sometimes difficult for businesses to stay current with technology and Internet-based development. We can help you stay ahead of the competition with our robust array of technological options for your website. We are based in Kansas City, Missouri and we are committed to providing the local community with the latest technological innovations to give them a competitive edge in the local and national marketplace.

WordPress

WordPress is an open source blogging tool and Content Management System (CMS), a tool that allows people to create and edit their own content on a website. At Fox Web Creations, we want to provide the Kansas City area with the most up-to-date technology. That is why we specialize in WordPress, the world’s most user-friendly CMS. If you want to add pictures, text, or videos, WordPress allows you to add and edit any of this content with ease.

WordPress is currently the most-used Content Management System on the Internet. This is due in large part to its availability—WordPress is free to download, flexibility—it is fully customizable, and support. There is more support out there for WordPress since it is so highly used by companies large and small. With Kansas City quickly becoming the technology capitol of the Mid West, we recommend this powerful CMS to stay ahead of your competition.

There are numerous independent studies that find WordPress to be the simplest to operate for people of different backgrounds whether they are computer savvy or total novices. This will save time and money that could be wasted on training for more complicated Content Management Systems.

Drupal

Drupal is an open source Content Management System (CMS), a tool that allows people to create and edit their own content on a website. Drupal is widely used and has many options and flexibility. At Fox Web Creations, we strive to bring the Kansas City area the best and most up-to-date technology available. That is why we offer Drupal as a highly powerful alternative to mainstream Content Management Systems, If you want to add pictures, text, or videos, Drupal makes this a very simple task but there are many more options available that are not so user-friendly.

Drupal is currently used by at least 1.5% of websites on the Internet, mostly in the business and government sectors. It does not quite have the user-friendliness of WordPress, but businesses find that Drupal can sometimes better suit their needs with its long list of plug-ins and add-ons. We recommend this option when it best suits our clients in the Kansas City area and abroad.

Drupal is a highly advanced CMS. It is very flexible and robust but it has it’s criticisms. Drupal is not the most user-friendly platform and it has a high learning curve. Platforms like WordPress and Joomla are significantly easier to use, although they don’t offer the power and options that Drupal does. The good news is that the new release of Drupal 7 will address some of the usability concerns and should be an easier adaptation for new administrators.

Joomla

Joomla is an open source Content Management System (CMS), a tool that allows people to create and edit their own content on a website. Joomla is one of the three most popular CMS on the Internet. Fox Web Creations is committed to providing the Kansas City area with the most up-to-date technology available. That is why we offer Joomla as a powerful and robust alternative to the more user-friendly mainstream Content Management Systems. Adding and editing content, whether pictures, text, or videos is simple for administrators working with Joomla.

Joomla is an advanced and complex CMS. It has more functionality than WordPress and more options available but Joomla is not very user-friendly for those who are not developers or programmers. Joomla has a higher learning curve than other CMS like WordPress, which can take time and training to get things going. At Fox Web Creations, we recommend this CMS when it is the best option to serve the needs of our clients in the Kansas City area and abroad.

When compared to Drupal, another complex CMS, Joomla is the simpler of the two. This is because Drupal is the most complex and the least user-friendly of the three most popular Content Management Systems on the Internet (WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla). At Fox Web Creations, we know that every client and every web site is different. That is why we offer different options for Content Management Systems to best suit the needs of our clients.

Magneto and X-Cart

If your business needs an E-Commerce solution so that you can sell items online in a shopping cart, Fox Web Creations can help. We offer a customized shopping cart to suit the needs of your online business. If you are selling items or services in the Kansas City area, or if you have a broader target, Fox Web Creations can recommend and implement a custom shopping cart for you.

The two E-Commerce solutions that we recommend are Magneto and X-Cart. Magneto is an open source based platform that can offer many solutions to the needs of your online shopping cart. Magneto is widely used and relatively simple to work with. Magneto does have it’s limitations, however, because it does not have the support structure that other online shopping carts have.

X-Cart is another E-Commerce solution that we recommend. While X-Cart is not free, open source software, it is widely popular and offers more support for troubleshooting. X-Cart is full of different customizable options for your consideration and offers our design and development team more to work with in terms of flexibility. At Fox Web Creations, we help you weigh out all of the options until we find a solution that works best for your business.

CSS3

CSS3 is short for Cascading Style Sheets version 3. What CSS3 does is enhance the separation between document content and document presentation on a website. This includes design elements such as font, layout, and color. CSS3 is also helpful in allowing a website to be displayed differently depending on the screen size of the computer or device used to view the website. CSS3 is the latest version of CSS currently used in most websites. At Fox Web Creations, we pride ourselves on providing Kansas City with the most state-of-the-art technologies available so we can provide our clients with the best solutions for their online business needs.

CSS3 is great for web developers because it allows us to use similar style and design types to be presented within different types of devices and web browsers. Before CSS was developed, HTML designers had to design all aspects of font and design by hand in the code. This would be nearly impossible in today’s Internet environment where people are viewing websites on anything from large TV monitors to the smallest of smart-phones.

 

HTML5

HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language. It is a computer language for presenting and structuring content on the Internet. Every website in the world uses some form of HTML. At Fox Web Creations, we strive to provide Kansas City with the most state-of-the-art technologies available. That is why we offer development in HTML5, the latest version of the HTML programming language.

HTML5, while still in development, will add many new applications and possibilities to the previous version of the language. For example, many developers see a cross-platform capability for many mobile devices and different operating systems. This will have a huge impact on gaming and other mobile applications but also will feature compatibility between different web browsers on different platforms.

Mobile Web Applications

Mobile Web Applications are applications that we design for specific functionality that can be accessed by mobile devices. These are not specific applications designed for specific mobile markets (i.e. Android market, etc.). Mobile web applications do not require a mobile user to download an application to their device. Rather, Mobile Web Applications are designed so that any mobile device can access the application simply by using their mobile web browser. At Fox Web Creations, we strive to bring the Kansas City area the latest technology to give our clients an advantage over their competition.

Conclusion

The technologies featured above are just a few of the options that we can explore in designing a customized website for your company. At Fox Web Creations, we understand that every business is different. That is why we work with the specific needs of our clients to produce a website that works the way it is supposed to and looks fresh and professional. Serving the Kansas City area since 2004, Fox Web Creations seeks to improve the local online business community as well as those abroad.