Thank you for choosing Brushstroke for your Web design and development. We are proud of the work we do and believe that your Website will serve your needs for a very long time.

The Content Management System (CMS) we use is Joomla, an award-winning PHP and Javascript based content management system (CMS) which helps to add usability to your site with components which display video, slideshow galleries, Facebook, blogs, forums, and thousands of extensions (apps) for all your site needs.

We have put together tutorials to help you edit your site. Joomla is very simple to use but it is also a very robust CMS. Before Joomla was available to designers and developers, in order to create even a simple, limited,  content management administrator for a site was a very expensive and time consuming ordeal. It also involved a team of programmers, production manager, designer, etc. Joomla has made it possible to bring to you all of the usability and more, without the cost.

We can custom fit the Web editing according to your level of Web editing knowledge. If you are new to this, we can keep it very simple like a Wordpress site. If you are more advanced, we can give you a full editor that allows you to create tables, custom styles, and much more.

It is very important to keep your site up to date with fresh content. A stagnant site will cease to be indexed by the search engines after a while. It is also important to have a Web marketing plan in place for your site as soon as it goes live. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) requires that your site be populated with descriptions, copy that is keyword rich pertaining to the site content, and alt  text for your photos and graphics. SEO tools in Joomla make it easy to manage your Web marketing and there are additional apps for sale that allow you to manage everything from one place and interface with Google directly.

WEB ACCESSIBILITY: Making your Website handicap accessible has been an option for a long time, but it wasn't absolutely necessary depending on the type of content your site had. Today, that is no longer the case. If your site is not accessible, you could be sued. Your site must be at least in compliance with WCAG 2.0 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0). They have set up guidelines for handicap accessibility. If your site is not in compliance, you might want to think about getting it updated.

We are forever updating and fine tuning this client resource center. If you have any suggestions, or you find things that you need but aren’t included in this guide, please let us know.

Betsy Arvelo-Buzbee