Why is Craft CMS good for clients?
As a studio we design and built a variety of websites. Each time we take the time to carefully choose which platform is best for the project and client.
As well as Wordpress and Perch we’ve recently begun building websites using Craft CMS. There are a bunch of development benefits to using Craft but we thought we’d quickly highlight some of benefits our clients see.
Bespoke, unique design
Templates can provide a great starting point for a website, cutting out a chunk of work (and time). However when we have projects that require bespoke designs, behaviours and interactions; it's often faster to start from scratch. Just like starting on a blank page in the sketchbook, using Craft gives us a digital clean slate. It means completely unique designs can be built faster and end up lighter and better performing compared to customising a template.
In an ideal world you don’t want to have to worry about cropping and editing images to add to your website. Using image transforms, picture and srcset elements in our templates allows clients to upload any image they like and the template does the work of ensuring images are correctly sized, responsive and web optimised.
Easy to find and edit content
It can be easy to loose track of where certain content are when you want to edit it (where is the headline, on that slider... that appears on those pages...). Craft keeps all your posts and pages logically organised, with all the content related to it in the same place.
Visually rich and engaging posts
With Matrix blocks, clients can easily construct engaging content. Drag and drop content blocks allow content editors to add block quotes, images, video or embedded content such as tweets and Instagram posts. The live preview allowing you to see what it looks like, right next to the editor. Below are some the Matrix blocks made for Create Bespoke's website.
Solid foundations for the future
It’s natural for websites to evolve over time but often this involves adding more plugins and more complexity. With custom fields and the separation of content and styling, changing and building new sections of a website is much quicker and more flexible.