Platform

There are some companies that will try to get your build a website on their proprietary platform.  If you get dissatisfied with that company’s response or if that provider does not keep up with changing web protocols your hands are tied.  You can’t move the website to another hosting provider.  Essentially, you have to start from scratch with a new provider.

 
We made the strategic decision to build all of our sites on an open source platform called Drupal.  These days most websites are built on these open source platforms called “Content Management Systems.”  Drupal is one of the most popular content management systems along with other platforms like WordPress and Joomla. 
 

Portable

With you site on an open source platform it is possible to move it to another hosting provider.  This means your hands are no longer tied.  

Easy to Edit

Drupal makes it very easy for you to edit your website.  When we launch your site, we’ll train you or anyone on your staff to be able to edit content, add pages, create articles, post videos and even add graphics.  While our team is always available to help when you need us, most of our clients find they are very comfortable updating the website.
 

Blogging

One of the most important parts of your website is the blog.  This allows you to keep your site updated with current information.  This creates rich content for Google to edit.  Some dealerships have started WordPress blogs that are separate from their website.  The problem with this approach is that you are driving traffic to a site other than your main website.  We recommend that your website and blog be integrated.  Drupal allows us to create beautiful websites that also include blogging.
 

Social Integration

Drupal makes it easy for us to integrate your LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages into your website.  Social sharing buttons make it easy for visitors to share content on their social channels.
 

Special Features

Drupal’s open source programming tools have allowed us to build several helpful features right into the platform including product catalogs, relevant content and 

A Word About Word Press

Word Press has become a popular platform for website development because of how easy it is to set up a blog.  If you have a Word Press website our team is able to work on your site and keep your blog updated.  However, from a design and programming perspective, Word Press can be limiting.  That’s why we recommend building on Drupal if you are building a new website.   
 

Get Started

To learn more about the benefits of working with an open source platform on your next website contact us today.