Everything you need, nothing you don't
CG Design is unique in that we build sites based on our own proprietary website platform. Over the years it has become an incredibly powerful and robust framework. A core area of our business is actually licensing this system to other web design agencies around the world.
A unique approach to managing content. Use tags to create hierarchies and groups of pages and media items. Create complex content using groups, widgets, layouts and amazing built-in features. The CMS is fully mobile and touch optimised with full feature parity between touch and mouse interaction, including power features like multi-selection, re-ordering and elegant copying and moving of content from one area to another.
Manage users, store meta data, allow signups, login and access. Users can use Single Sign On from Microsoft, Facebook or Google. Different user groups can even have different access to pages. Then communicate via email newsletters with stats. GDPR tools built in. You can create amazing emails using templates built by our team or yours with our browser-based design tools.
Powerful eCommerce built in with support for PayPal, Stripe, Authorize.net, eWay, Payment Express, Oxipay. Sites can include products of many different types, including using images as options, donations, form-based products and even subscription products (using Stripe). You can easily configure and place products anywhere on your site.
Video, Images and Files
Uploaded media can be stored and organised using tags. Other widgets and systems can then display collections of items (e.g. galleries, slideshows and folders) based on tags. Images can also be added singly to pages with full support for retina settings and multiple size and crop presets. We can add custom size and crop presets you can then use when creating new content.
Create forms to request user data. All forms can be sent to you via email as well as stored in an online database. Notification emails can optionally have the data omitted from the body of the email. Forms can also be connected to other areas of the system including to add new users to user lists, customisation for products, or additional information on site checkouts.
Typically the realm of costly large third party systems, you can now show availability for bookable products. Three main types of product are catered for: Products, Individuals and Groups. Products are booked in a single order. Individuals take up ‘seats’ in a venue and can be booked according to availability. Groups are used for things like vehicles or buildings where it is one vehicle or building per group but priced per head, with an optional minimum value.
Events can be shown on elegant, responsive calendars that display natively on the website - no clunky embedded calendars here. Calendars can also display events from the site owners Google or Microsoft account automatically. Calendars are responsive and events can be added directly to your smartphone.
Maintain an active site with dynamic content by adding a blog to your site. Connect your business social media accounts to automatically push new blog articles out to your social media channels and wider online audience.
Keep your customers engaged and informed with eNewsletter design and layout capabilities like never before. Generate targeted marketing material from your website, send them to user lists or groups and monitor the interaction statistics.
Interact with your website users to increase sales and customer satisfaction levels. Live chat is now the main method of digital contact for online customers. It provides you with the ability to become an online sales or customer service assistant.
We can extend the available functionality using the flexible template layer framework. Our API library allows the creation of powerful widgets that can interact with core CMS data. This allows for basic applications (e.g. embedding iframes and codes from third party sites such as Google Maps) as well as complex user driven sites (e.g. membership sites where users pay to advertise in a directory).
The sites we build come with an automatic accessible version that can be used by people with disabilities with HTML optimised for associate technologies. Content can be swapped for accessible-optimised versions where required but in most cases the page and content will display automatically on the accessible version.