Laravel vs CMS
From rolling out bespoke admin user areas, online payments, user authentication, full text searches… the options available to developers using Laravel are vast.
Ever since we were founded in 2003, Adido has always built websites to meet the exact needs of our clients. Building a bespoke website is in our DNA. Over the years of working with PHP, things have changed considerably, with bespoke development projects getting faster and easier to manage thanks for the huge advances in tools available.
Laravel has been around for nearly a decade now and gives our web development team a brilliant base to start building websites from. What used to take a week of time from our web developers can now be added and ready to go in a matter of hours.
Whilst we advocate the use of off the shelf CMS’ like MODX, Craft or Silverstripe, sometimes taking something pre-built and reworking it to meet a client’s needs creates more problems than it solves.
Unfortunately we see this far too often where a website is developed with little thought for the future because it is ‘cheaper’ only to then become redundant in the future. A cheap Wordpress site might work well for a year or two but once the business evolves and user needs change, you can often end up with layers of complexity which make even making a small development change potentially hazardous!
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Laravel web developers
And to do that, often a CMS will not meet those needs out of the box. This is where Laravel comes in. And these are the right guys for the job! Mark is also a Laravel certified developer, so you're in safe hands.
Meet some of the team that make it all happen
When a CMS is not enough. The benefits of Laravel
Widely used PHP framework
Laravel makes website development easy as there are so many easy to use and understand pieces of PHP code available without the need to develop them yourself! Most web developers who understand PHP will have used Laravel at some point in their career as it is the most widely used framework available.
The ability to do it all
We’ve built several large websites using Laravel because of the specific needs of our clients. Where previously there were dozens of websites all individually built, being hard to manage or being insecure and unsafe, through to complicated quoting systems on brochure sites, Laravel gives us the ability to do it all.
Our Laravel web development team can handle all of the development as well as the web hosting set up to ensure that the code runs as fast as possible, helping to boost conversion rates and Google rankings.
No licensing fees
The other great thing about using Laravel for your website development project is that it carries no licensing fees which allows you to run your own website with no additional costs. Once your website is built with Laravel, there are no ongoing charges, except to your web development agency when changes are needed of course.
Easier to pass the baton
If your website or CMS does need to change, it can all be done using standard PHP, meaning you can rest easy knowing that almost any web developer can make changes with minimal fuss.
What our clients say ...
"The Adido team are very personable. Working with them you get the expertise of a large agency, but benefit from the rapport of a smaller agency"
"Adido were great to work with, from design through to build they were hardworking, supportive and enthusiastic. They delivered both websites on time, within budget and we look forward to working with them on an ongoing basis!"
Your Laravel web development agency
We have been developing websites using Laravel for over five years and have worked on a wide range of websites in this time. Some of the websites we’ve developed were built previously by other developers and as such our job was to take them over, update them and improve them to meet changes to our client needs.
If you are looking for a web development team with experience working in a variety of Laravel versions from Laravel 5 up to Laravel 7 (and shortly Laravel 8) and want to understand how to move from one version to another (and why you should do so) then get in contact with us and one of our web developers will be happy to have a chat with you.