We are primarily an Open Source shop.
This is not only highly cost effective, but gives us access to the latest technologies so we can deliver unparalleled sophistication to our clients.
Sonoma Web Solutions *loves* Drupal.
For designers and developers alike, it has become the tool for managing online content and media.
For designers it allows ease of use unheard of previously to facilitate taking graphic rich designs and layouts to the web that is not only visually stunning, but completely browser compatible.
Developers enjoy its ability to create custom content items and then have full control of how they are displayed and viewed. The ability to manage permissions allow developers to create custom workflows that allow site managers to maintain their sites content without any HTML skills at all.
WordPress, a sounds solution for designers, developers and clients as well
WordPress has gained a tremendous amount of traction over the years. While Iwe used to only use WordPress for smaller sites the added functionality and enhanced performance has made it a go to tool.
For clients the ease of use is unparalleled and it has some pretty impressive SEO tools as well to help clients ensure content is easily indexed and found by their potential customers.
For E-Commerce Clients, its Shopify
Shopify, a paid service allows clients to easily add products to their site through an easy to use, intuitive interface. After years of building and maintaining E-Commerce sites for clients, Shopify has made a more cost effective way for my clients to get up and running with the excellent online store quickly and easily.
Setting up payment gateways has never been so easy along with some very impressive features, Shopify has become the tool of choice for individuals or organizations looking to create and online store.
When it comes to SEO, two words, Google Analytics
Whether using their free or premium service, Google Analytics can provide a wealth of information in regards to your sites traffic. Not only can it tell our clients about incoming traffic sources, but what users are doing while on the site. This can be incredibly useful to determine whether or not site users are finding your content, and more importantly, creating conversions.