We build professional, eye-catching, reliable and responsive websites that don’t cost the earth.
With a strong focus on giving small businesses the advantage to compete in today’s global and online markets, every website we build is handcrafted to match our clients' industry and customer base.
Whatever you sell or whatever your idea for the next new app is, we will work closely with you to deliver a customised and modern solution.
Whether it be a brand new site or an upgrade to your existing site we can ensure a professional, modern & user-friendly website for both you and your clients.
Your site will be built using our own platform (AweCMS) which comes with a custom built admin system that is fine tuned for your business.
We provide all training on the system for free and you'll be able to easily edit & update your information. Though, if you prefer we can also do that part for you.
Building the site is just the start of the relationship, after your site is launched we don't cut and run, instead, we provide full ongoing support and we'll always be on hand whenever you need us.
We stopped using WordPress in 2019 for any new sites we develop. This is a professional decision based on our assessment of the current state of WordPress, the never-ending ongoing maintenance of it, and its associated 'Plugin Chaos'.
Over the last several years, we have developed and continually upgraded our own in-house CMS system called AweCMS and we have just released Version 21 in 2021. We now advise our clients to use our system. The reason being it is built entirely for businesses within this region and has been built based on feedback from many small businesses across the Southern Downs who also now hate using WordPress. We couldn't agree more with the feedback, so we designed our system to have a simple but powerful and extensive admin area. The overall system is based on PHP and the Codeigniter 4 Framework. It is lightning fast, easy to maintain and typical websites will load within 1 second.
One of the reasons we have been able to offer a much faster lightweight and user-friendly product is because we are real web developers and programmers, so we understand the technology that powers many websites, including WordPress. We have been programming in the language that powers many of today's websites - PHP - since the late '90s. Many people claim to be web developers these days when in reality all they do is install WordPress, install a theme and a ton of plugins, add your login then charge you the earth for it - these people are not web developers, they are WordPress Designers.
If you have a current WordPress site that you would like us to support you with we still offer ongoing support for WordPress users with existing sites but we will not use WordPress for any new projects.
If you would like to see a demo of our AweCMS system and Admin area please feel free to get in touch.
AweCMS is a culmination of over 20 years of programming work. First developed in the early 2000s our system has been used throughout the world including by some global brand names such as TONI&GUY (Worldwide), The Fragrance Shop (UK), Robinsons Relocation (Worldwide), and Barclaycard in the UK.
The latest version (now version 21) has been wholly rebuilt within the Southern Downs with specific focus on Regional & Rural Australian Businesses, it is fine-tuned to the region, has inclusive Local SEO that targets the regional area and areas beyond. Version 21 was built at our Stanthorpe and Warwick development studios and took over 1 year to rebuild for the Australian market.
If you are not based within The Southern Downs, that's no problem. The system also has specific coding for businesses within Queensland and Northern NSW and the rest of Australia. We also have international versions specific to the United Kingdom and also a GDPR compliant version for businesses within the European Union.
There are no third party plugins to keep updated and the admin area is clean, quick, and very user friendly.
The system is built with a modular approach, we start with a blank canvas and build in what you need, and skip over the things you don't. AweCMS is designed to be fine-tuned to your business model and it will fit around your business, not the other way around.