An Openly Connected website is more than just a website, Openly Connected websites are a complete solution, to real business need. OC websites are designed specifically for the content which they represent. And there is more, OC Websites come fully supported with a Total WebCare subscription, our process driven, results oriented, website maintenance & support service; because there is more to having an effective website, than nice graphics and clever code.
Manage your content we've got the technology
Based on Drupal 7, hosted on the powerful & stable Rackspace Cloud, a new Openly Connected Website is secure, technically complete and entirely reliable. Anyone in an organization with basic computer skill can update content, the intuitive user interface requires no code, no HTML, just point & click to publish new pages to the whole web or to a select group of users. The site will scale images to the proper size(s), create galleries, manage the video display, etc. The site will produce a consistant display, text, images & media will appear just as you expect, on computers, tablets and mobile phones (including the various Apple iDevices).
Drupal sites scale very nicely and provide an fantastic platform for a small personal blog, brochure-ware site or online store. The elegant architecture is one of a very powerful and highly secure platform, Drupal is equally at home powered by a floor of high powdered, extra-secured servers, running huge sites like www.whitehouse.gov. Drupal's popularity speaks fo itself, more than 2% of all the websites are powered by Drupal, here is a list of “famous Drupal sites” .
At Openly Connected, we choose Drupal as a starting place for building our new sites. We use Drupal's content focused nature to put our client's message, data, products, people, cause, etc. right in the 'virtual center' of the site's structure radiating outward. In Drupal, there is a concept of a "Content-type"; a page for a certin type of content, e.g. a testimonial or a product type or a team member, this is a way that content is grouped, inserted into the system and how it can be related to something else within the site or otherwise. This data or content is often huge & valueable for many sites so when the Graphic Design requires a change, Drupal shines again the "look & Feel" or theme is seperate from the content and therefor can be changed while retaining the "content'. This is an important part of Total WebCare, keeping a site up-to-date means never having to rebuild the site again and over time the savings can be quite large.