We have been asked numerous times... why Joomla. Its no secret talking to me or look at my site for longer than 3 seconds that Joomla is my preferred Content Management System (CMS).
But to answer the question ... why Joomla?
Short answer: What it can do… How well it does it…. How much it costs.
Functionality: What it can do
What platform will be effective for your business is going to always be dependent on your goals, both for your business and for the functionality of your website. Other options such as Wordpress and Drupal do indeed have some significant functions available to them but the nearly 10000 different components and plugins available to joomla via the Joomla community make joomla the obvious choice for me. We have yet to find a website function that we have not been able to implement in Joomla.., We can not say that for the other platforms.
Quality: How Well it does it.
Joomla continues to mature at a rapid pace, with the 2.5 platform being incredibly secure and stable. The development effort of Joomla is a worldwide effort that has led to what over 26 million downloads and Joomla being used on website that range from corporate, private and government sites around the world.
Lifecycle Expense: How much it costs
The Joonla Core is free come with all the features needed for a basic website. Extensions can range from a minimal cost to free and can broaden the platforms capability for a relatively small expense to get your site up. The other cost that a business should be concerned with in lifecycle support and maintenance. When I build you a website, the initial cost will include instructing you on how to maintain your own content. You only need to come back to me if you want a major update. You maintain control of your web presence; I provide the technical heavy lifting.
The range of capabilities of Joomla can best be express by the wide variety of sites who have put their trust in Joonla. MTV, Harvard University, The United Nations, The US Army Corpse of Engineers, Kellogg's, The Children's Miracle Network... are just a few of the millions of organizations around the work that relay on Joomla to express their message on the web.
To discuss how I can help you establish and effective, professional web presence, please contact me.