The Joomla CMS - The Content Management System of Choice at Arc

At Arc Technology Group, we have found that the best choice for most content management system (CMS) web development is Joomla.

Arc has been and continues to be the lead sponsor of CMS EXPO events for Joomla developers (2008 - 2011), and will once again be the lead sponsor when the Spring, 2012, CMS EXPO takes place in Chicago.

Want to see some great Joomla sites in action? Check out the case studies about the Joomla sites that Arc has built! For instance, see our Publishing, Professional Services, Consumer Marketing, and Manufacturer pages . . . .

Does your Joomla project need thorough Joomla experience combined with a high level of php and other programming expertise? Contact us and tell us how we can help.

Joomla Modules: Social Networking, Mapping, and more

The single biggest benefit to us, as web developers, as well as to our clients, is the wide array of Joomla modules and Joomla extensions that make it possible to add functionality to Joomla-based websites without writing special code.

The hottest trend in the Joomla world right now is JomSocial - the new Joomla extension for social networking from Azrul.

Another hot area is mapping, for which there is a special Joomla extension called sobi. And the list goes on and on.

Joomla Templates & other Joomla CMS Features: usability, navigation, menus

One factor that has made Joomla enormously popular in recent years is the availability of a rich array of website templates that can be used on Joomla sites. All Joomla website templates are CSS templates, so a a single alteration can quickly change the look of an entire site. Many Joomla website templates are available at low cost or as free web templates. In addition to being free, website templates using Joomla can also include other powerful features, such as Flash.

Users love the fact that there are many, many off-the-shelf webpage templates available that they can customize and apply to their own site.

Moreover, one of the reasons we favor the Joomla content management system (CMS) is that the administrative back end is highly usable for administrative users.

Joomla makes it easy to organize website navigation and menus.

Joomla SEO and Keyword Search

The Joomla content management system (CMS) provides tools for search engine optimization (SEO). Search engine optimization (SEO) has been one of the major topics of interest at monthly Joomla!Chicago user meetings and annual EXPOs.

And of course, when you use a content management system (CMS) like Joomla, because all the content on the site is stored in a database, the system inherently lends itself to keyword search.

Joomla Development: The Benefits of a Strong User Community

The Joomla content management system (CMS) is open source -- based on the open source Linux/Apache/MySQL/php ("LAMP") standards -- with an enormous user community. That means Joomla! benefits from the efforts of thousands of contributors to its core functionality, as well as specific applications (or "extensions") supplied by developers all over the world, and a robust user group.

Arc is a founding member and heavy supporter of Joomla Chicago, including the CMS Expos from 2008 - 2012 which feature Joomla experts from around the U.S. and world.

For more information, visit the main Joomla! content management system (CMS) page.