Kentico, for those that don’t know, is an international software development company. Their sole product Content Management System (CMS) is the backbone of thousands of websites across the world.
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Kentico, for those that don’t know, is an international software development company. Their sole product Content Management System (CMS) is the backbone of thousands of websites across the world. A CMS allows organisations to edit and update their website easily, without the need of specialised web developers or designers.
Before a CMS-built website is deployed and starts working hard, there is a great deal of work that needs to done, especially when a website has a wide variety of complex functionality involved. Revium’s in-house team of digital specialists, analysts and developers thrive on new Kentico projects. There is so much that can be done to ensure any CMS website not only appeals to the intended audience, but can enable it to be easy to use, no matter the complexity or sophistication.
Understanding project requirements
When Revium partners with an organisation to build a website, especially a complex site with many moving parts, algorithms and system integrations, the first thing we do is speak with all stakeholders to scope out the requirements, and understand the purpose. Our Digital Specialists and Analysts go to task to look at every aspect of the User Experience and the Functional solution in finite detail. From understanding
- the main objective/s of the website
- how any APIs and database integrations need to work
- the way content is shown on a page
- or simply knowing where to send an email enquiry
The Analysts will keep asking questions until all answers are known. Gathering this detail is crucial to providing our Kentico developers the necessary steps to build the backend of a Kentico website.
Turning code into a dynamic website
After the functional specification has been identified in full, the Analyst then pass over that information to the Kentico developer. This is much akin to an architect providing the plans to a builder, “here is the blueprint – build!”.
With a combined knowledge of over 20+ years in developing non-CMS and CMS (Kentico, Sitecore, Wordpress, Drupal, Umbraco) websites, Revium’s developers use their coding skills to bring life to the functional specification document. Revium's Kentico developers are university graduates, with certifications in Microsoft product suite (.NET ASP, etc) and Kentico. Revium uses best practices and processes to ensure all Revium build websites perform as fast as possible, and meet the owner's requirements.
As Kentico has improved their CMS and added hundreds of features over the years, the developers become more effective in their web developing processes within the Kentico suite of modules. That’s not to say the tasks become easier. Not at all.
Businesses need more from their websites
When websites first appeared, there wasn’t too much going on. Take Yahoo as an example.
Source: Business Insider
… and compare that to now …
Source: Business Insider
The requirements of today’s websites is so far removed from the requirements back in the 90s, or even to 2 or 3 years ago. Now businesses require their websites to be dynamically serving content based on user requirements. That’s why Revium’s Kentico developers continually upskill their knowledge so they can stay atop of the changing digital transformation landscape.
As you can see in the Yahoo example, and surely from your own experience, websites have become richer in content and provide real-time answers for people who are searching for information that serves them in the moment.
That’s why Kentico has continually evolved their CMS, not only for the purpose of a website, but for developers to be able to build them more effectively. With the release of Kentico 9 in the not too distant future, the way forward is looking very exciting for our development team.
There may be less hardcoding to do for a developer, and hence why we said they are more effective, but the complexity of creating these rich, dynamically serving websites becomes problematic in ensuring all the working parts seamlessly interact with each other, such as:
- Serving personalised content based on website engagement
- Calculating real-time quotes from large databases
- Automated marketing that provides recommendations on products
The more information and functionality a website has to offer, the deeper the level of expertise required to bring it all together so that the final output is professionally done. Anything less and the website will not effectively deliver on your business goals.
If you ever have the opportunity to listen to a technical developer talk through what is required for a complex web development project, you will quickly come to realise that the mechanics behind a website is almost the same as trying to understand how the universe works. Yet a competent developer will break down their processes, for those that want to know, in easy to understand language.
That’s why Revium only seeks out the best Kentico developers. And if you’re looking to build a website that meets todays requirements as outlined in this article, then please call our office on 03 9429 2000 as we would welcome an opportunity to discuss your next project.