You struggle to find time to create and maintain a website while managing all the other work you are expected to do. The website is often put on the "back burner" until you can find some free time which is rare.
You like a reliable website that you can easily maintain yourself but still have someone available that understands your business and can help out when needed.
You prefer a well supported open source content management system, rather than being locked in to a proprietary content management system with monthly fees.
You appreciate good web design and also appreciate good web development so that your website:
You like to use free and open source solutions without ongoing monthly fees but are happy to contribute small amounts to ensure extension developers continue to develop and support the extensions you use.
Webilicious ® was started by Neil Robertson in 2009 and specialises in Joomla websites for small to medium businesses, individuals and not-for-profits.
Apart from web design and web development, other areas of expertise include online forms, online surveys, search engine optimisation, RocketTheme templates and ChronoForms.
As at the end of 2012 / beginning of 2013, Webilicious is a Top 10 web developer creating Top 50 websites so you can be assured you are in good hands.
I develop your website with open source components, and ensure your domain name registrations, web hosting and software licenses are all in your name. This means you own your website and are not locked in to any long term contract with me.
I install Akeeba Backup on every website I build and keep a copy of the website "as delivered" on your behalf.
Even if your web hosting company fails unexpectedly, it's a simple process to restore your Joomla website to a new host from a backup and be back online quickly.
Beware of web firms that lock you in to a propietary content management system with a high monthly fee and where you'd be forced to rebuild your website from scratch if you wanted to move it somewhere else.
Our committment to web design and development through our software licenses and developer subscriptions enables us to supply a number of products to clients without passing on the cost. This results in a more professional web site and additional value for you!
Examples of the growing list include:
Artisteer template development software
RocketTheme templates and extensions
ChronoForms forms management utility
ChronoConnectivity database utilty
sh404SEF search engine optimisation utility
JCalPro event calendar
JoomPlace Testimonials testimonials extension
In addition to the excellent free extensions available to create websites, a simple website created to a professional standard might also include (for example):
RocketTheme template: US$50
RocketTheme extension: US$20
ChronoForm license for custom form(s): US$25
sh404SEF search engine optimisation license: US$40
JCalPro license: US$35
JoomPlace Testimonials license: US$50
Total cost of licenses:US$220
This is $220 of real value that you get for free when you hire us to develop your website! More complex websites will mean greater added value!
Perceptive clients often realise that as a freelancer, I often work more than the standard work week. While I am happy to help out in a genuine emergency, please don't assume I am generally available during evenings, weekends and public holidays. I often use this time to work "on" my business rather than "in" my business, and to further my understanding of web design and development. Ultimately, this benefits you, the client.
When I'm not busy working on your website or my own websites, you can often find me helping out at various places on the web including the Joomla Forums.
So many Joomla extensions are written and given away for free on the Joomla Extensions Directory, I was inspited to write an extension of my own and provide it free for others. As at January 2013, it has been downloaded over 1500 times.
I often document procedures for particular tasks where they don't seem to exist or are not well written. While I do this for my own benefit, I realise that many of these are useful to others and share them on this website. Popular examples are procedures on migrating JoomGallery and Kunena from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 2.5