We start by understanding your firm, target markets, goals and digital strategy and devise a plan to meet and exceed your needs. We take exceptional care to understand the current and desired user-experience and develop a website that is as intuitive to use as it is easy to maintain. We build our websites on enterprise-level software that is used by Fortune 500 companies and professional service firms of all sizes from around the world. It is incomparable to other vendor solutions and we have taken this already feature-rich software and customized it for the legal and professional services industries.
The Underlying Technology
The technical aspect of a website is often overlooked, or at least not given the same level of importance, which often leads to solutions that are not optimal for usability, stability, security or internal maintenance.
Our development process starts with best-in-class technology and we take this already feature-rich software and customized it for your law, accounting, or educational institution, so that it provides powerful tools for managing your website including document management, biography/service area content development, and interlinking, news/event/resource management, built-in blogs, social media integrations and a variety of other time-saving functionality.
We do not recommend open source software for a law firm website CMS – you get what you pay for. After years of experience with professional services firm websites, we strongly urge you to avoid CMSes like Joomla or Drupal. Software of this nature is very difficult to use, full of security holes, and a nightmare to administer and maintain.
Sitefinity is a powerful CMS, built on Microsoft technologies that offers fully-featured, enterprise-ready software, provides exceptional business development tools, has superior content handling abilities and integrates well with many other technologies. Because it is not open source, it is much more secure and less vulnerable to viruses and hacking than its open-source competitors.
Plus, Sitefinity is really easy for you to use and will make it infinitely more likely that you will keep your website current and up-to-date.
We supply solutions that can be actively adopted by busy law firms and professionals. Most open source solutions are basic and very limited in functionality. If you just want to add a blog post, it’s fairly straightforward, but as soon as you try to do anything else, they become very cumbersome and difficult to manage. Our experience is that if the software is difficult to use, it won’t be used, or it will be used improperly leading to embarrassing mistakes or unwanted downtime.
Sitefinity, after an hour of training, is simple and elegant. Because everything is built-in or on top of a well thought out framework, the learning curve is simple and straightforward. Sitefinity, simply put, is a much more user-friendly, developer-friendly, search-engine friendly, and administration-friendly website platform.
Our CMS provides several built-in web integrations for email, marketing automation and CRM platforms. Depending on the license level purchased, Sitefinity has direct integrations or APIs to work with SalesForce, Sharepoint, Microsoft Dynamics and Marketo plus provides the ability to develop custom integrations with other platforms including Vuture or ContactEase. This system can integrate with a variety of storage providers including Amazon Cloud, Dropbox, and Azure.
Multisite and Multilingual Management
Other features that help set this CMS apart are multisite management (the ability to share information e.g. news, lawyer or professional profiles, etc. across multiple sites), site sync (the ability to sync information from a staging server to the live server meaning no unnecessary duplication of work), full audit trail and revision history for all content items and pages and e-commerce (if needed).
The Sitefinity CMS enables you to translate and seamlessly publish content in more than 50 languages from one central CMS without sacrificing speed or performance.
The platform also enables administrators to localize pages, content items, taxonomies, etc., and use different languages in the frontend and the backend of your website if you have internal teams who would prefer to work in their native language. With a focus on SEO, you are also able to create localized URLs and metadata, ensuring your website is relevant and discoverable in all the countries you do business.
Administrators can manage all translation projects from one place and retain control with approval workflows, versioning, and revision history per language. Sitefinity allows users to save time and effort by integrating with third-party translation services such as translations.com and the Clay Tablet Technologies platform, which supports many translation services such as Lionbridge.
Our websites are fully tested on all grade A browsers and a suite of mobile and tablet platforms to ensure that clients are getting an error-free experience throughout their journey.
At Cubicle Fugitive, we start with superior technology and then we ensure your site is built with best-practice methods in mind including a systematic and client-obsessed approach to design, a well thought out content strategy, and intuitive administration. If your firm is looking for a website redesign or a new CMS platform that exceeds your expectations without straining your budgets, contact one of our technology specialists for a complimentary consultation and audit.