Why we love Umbraco for CMS development

Headland are an Umbraco Registered Partner. We have created a significant number of websites for clients using Umbraco — a fully featured, license free CMS. Our clients like the fact that Umbraco's enhanced functionality can easily be placed under their control, plus the fact that it’s free to use. Our developers like the ease with which designs can be converted into templates and its general overall 'common sense' approach.

Senior Developer, James Tyne says: “Umbraco is great for developers, it allows rapid development with the option of lots of customisation. It runs on the .NET platform and is kept up to date with regular updates. Performance-wise, the interface is quick to respond and the built in caching delivers a fast experience for end users.”

The Umbraco CMS is ideal for small to medium sized organisations that require a fully featured CMS, but across a smaller user base and on a lower budget. The interface is clear and simple and easy to learn and use.

Benefits of Umbraco

Umbraco offers flexible content management functionality with the benefits of:

  • An easy to use and intuitive user interface
  • Extensive documentation and training resources
  • A wide range of add-ons and plug-ins available to extend functionality
  • E-commerce enabled
  • Free licence

Technical Director, Craig Pickles says: “What I love about Umbraco from a development point of view is that it rarely restricts what we want to achieve. Unlike nearly every other content management system we’ve used, it offers all the tools and facilities to turn any design into great interactive and responsive websites while still allowing a client to edit the content with ease. I’ve followed the progress of Umbraco for over 10 years now and the innovation and detail which goes into every feature never ceases to amaze me.”

Headland's Umbraco clients

Take a look at our case studies to see some of the websites we have developed in Umbraco for clients including Derwent Students, Leicester Museums, Brandon-Hill Capital and Chill Factore.

Like the other content management solutions we offer, Headland are able to provide the complete set of services for an Umbraco CMS deployment from planning through to design, build and end user training.

If you’re thinking of starting a new digital project, or if you have any other questions, please get in touch with us.

Juanita Woodward, Headland

09 September 2016