We’ve been using Umbraco for the last 6 years at RedMorello, and have created websites for some of the largest UK brands. This open source CMS has flourished over the past 9 years amassing a passionate community of developers in the process.
Developed on the Microsoft .Net framework it currently powers more than 90,000 websites worldwide. Some of the biggest companies in the world are using Umbraco such as Tesco, Vogue, Microsoft, Heinz and many more.
Umbraco is easy to learn and use for content creators, webmasters, and web developers alike. Training clients on the system is a joy while the simplistic interface and intuitive workflow speaks for itself. Its endless flexibility means that we can customise the CMS to suit the needs of our clients without compromising the user experience.
Why use Umbraco ?
This means no license costs and you're not tied in to one particular company or agency for ongoing support and development.
It's intuitive and easy to use despite the fact that it has a powerful and feature-rich core.
Unlike so many other systems, Umbraco does not provide any default visual or structural templates so we can apply it to any design our clients want.
It uses plug-ins so that we, as developers, can enhance the core functionality of Umbraco. E.g. Google Analytics integration, Map API's, Blogs or many other, even bespoke, plug-ins.
Ah, we love this one because it means we can meet any accessibility requirements we need to, for example W3C.
Umbraco simplifies the creation of new content by maintaining minimal, simplistic, and context-sensitive functionality throughout the content publishing process. Users are only presented with relevant and useful options when creating or editing content.
Yes, you can even update your website at the shopping centre if you want. It's cross-browser and cross-platform compatible.
It’s there if you need it, although you really don't have to because of the web based WYSIWYG editor. Sometimes though, it's just more convenient to use a desktop program to write your content off-line then upload when reconnected.
Images, docs, videos and flash files stored in the media library are instantly available everywhere in Umbraco. Upload once and use many times. Nice.