Click Creative Marks Milestone: 16 Years of SilverStripe Expertise

Click Creative Digital Agency is thrilled to commemorate an incredible milestone: 16 years of successful partnership with the leading open-source development framework and CMS platform, SilverStripe.

This enduring collaboration signifies Click Creative’s unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional web experiences to clients through the power and flexibility of SilverStripe.

About SilverStripe

SilverStripe offers a two-in-one punch: it’s a content management system (CMS) for users to easily edit website content through a web interface, and a development framework for programmers to build custom functionality. This allows editors and developers to work together on creating dynamic websites. SilverStripe itself is open-source and free to use, with a strong community for support, and for those who need more features, there’s also a commercially-backed cloud hosting option.

SilverStripe’s story began in Wellington, New Zealand. Back in 2000, our three founders, who all remain actively involved as board directors today, developed the initial product within a tech incubator. They eventually settled on a name inspired by a tropical bamboo variety.

After rebuilding their CMS from the ground up in PHP5 in 2006, SilverStripe has become known as a free and open-source content management system (CMS) and framework rolled into one. This means it provides a user-friendly web interface for content editors to manage and update website content, while also offering a robust development framework for programmers to build custom functionalities.

Here’s a deeper dive into SilverStripe’s inner workings:

Development Framework: For developers, SilverStripe offers a foundation built on the Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture. This structure promotes clean and maintainable code, allowing developers to create custom features and functionalities to extend the core capabilities of SilverStripe.

Content Management System (CMS): SilverStripe boasts a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor, allowing users to edit and update content without needing coding knowledge. This empowers non-technical personnel to easily manage text, images, and other website elements.

Templating Engine: SilverStripe provides a powerful templating engine that enables developers to design dynamic website layouts. This means they can create reusable templates that define the overall look and structure of the website, while allowing for content to be dynamically inserted based on the user or situation.

Object-Relational Mapping (ORM): SilverStripe utilises ORM to simplify data access for developers. This acts as a bridge between the database where website information is stored and the application code, reducing the complexity of interacting with the database.

Modular Design: SilverStripe’s modular design promotes code reusability and maintainability. The system is built using components that can be easily integrated and reused, allowing developers to focus on building specific functionalities without reinventing the wheel.

Why Click Choose SilverStripe?

Click Creative has been a dedicated team of SilverStripe experts since 2008. This commitment to the platform allows them to empower their clients with several advantages. SilverStripe’s combination of a robust development framework and user-friendly CMS provides the perfect foundation for Click Creative’s work.

For developers, the framework offers flexibility to craft unique and complex customisations to fit each client’s specific needs. This ensures the websites Click Creative builds are not one-size-fits-all solutions, but tailored to achieve the client’s goals.

Furthermore, SilverStripe allows websites and applications to be scalable from the smallest start-up business to enterprise and Government requirements. The first ever open source web app to become Microsoft Certified, the team at Click have built hundreds of sites using this robust CMS solution. Built with the user in mind, SilverStripe makes day-to-day content updates simple. Its flexibility is ideal for managing websites, intranets, and sophisticated web applications with stunning interactive design.

It doesn’t impose any constraints or restrictions on the way a website should look or behave. With the code tucked away in the framework, Click Creative has full control over the HTML, CSS and JavaScript, allowing the team to spend less time deciphering code and more time on creating an effective UX (User Experience).

With a great focus on security, SilverStripe’s architecture safeguards your information, whether it be from malicious activity or inadvertent loss. With strong API integration points and support for cloud configurations, this CMS scales to high-volume workloads for content-rich and transactional websites Click Creative also leverages the CMS aspect of SilverStripe to empower clients. The user-friendly interface allows for easy content updates by non-technical staff, reducing reliance on developers for simple changes. This translates to greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness for clients.

Final Thoughts

Looking back at 16 years of collaboration, Click Creative recognises the immense value SilverStripe brings to their development process and ultimately, to their clients’ success. The flexibility, user-friendliness, and robust features empower Click Creative to craft exceptional web experiences that are not only beautiful and functional but also future-proof and secure. As Click Creative and SilverStripe continue to evolve, this powerful partnership promises to deliver even more innovative solutions for their clients in the years to come.

About Click Creative

The team of Click Creative is a group of like-minded people dedicated to producing creative, effective digital solutions for our clients. Specialising in custom, bespoke websites, applications, and digital marketing solutions. We bring years of experience, yet bright new ideas to the table every day – we love programming, keywords and coffee!