Common Platforms

FSWD Logo ButtonWe keep your costs low by using a collection of free or low-priced, open source and reliable facilities widely available on the Internet. “Function over style” is our motto. Use of technology really doesn’t have to be taxing on your people or your budget!

First Stop Web Design uses a range of content management systems to create your website and other integrated facilities to keep you connected to potential customers or service users. Some are featured in the sections below, but we will work with similar many others identified or preferred by you or our team.

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WordPress LogoWordPress is an internationally recognised open source platform giving publishers the ability to develop simple blogs to dynamic and rich websites. You can choose from 1oo’s of FREE templates, purchase professionally designed bespoke designs, and use a host of feature-rich plugins.

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Webydo ButtonWebydo is a professional web suite that enables graphic designers to create and manage exceptional HTML websites, without writing code. With this sophisticated software, designers can bring any design to life and with a click of a button, publish an advanced HTML website with a friendly built-in CMS for the website owner.

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ElggElgg is an award-winning social networking platform, delivering tools and resources that enable businesses, schools, universities, groups, charities and associations to create their own fully-featured social network. If you are looking to create your own social application, or a site for your organisation, Elgg is a great choice.

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NingNing makes it easy to launch your social network quickly and easily. Access the tools to nurture and engage your own community on the largest, most scalable, and integrated social platform of its kind. Whether you’re building a new site, looking to integrate community into your existing site, or re-launching your current site, Ning can handle it.

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Quick Pack Design Bundles

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 - WixWebsite Builder (star rating *****)

Wix.com is a leading cloud-based web development platform with millions of users worldwide. They make it simple for everyone to create a professional web presence and get your business online. Wix has something for everyone, and provide all the tools you need to build an online presence.

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Quick Pack - DudaDuda Website Builder (star rating ****)

With Duda’s website editor it is possible to create a full website simply by dragging images and feature widgets onto the pages. Every Duda website is hosted on Amazon Web Services, so it’s fast and dependable. You can take your pick from 200 professionally-designed templates with Website Builder.

Read more about our Quick Pack options here >
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