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Front-end web development

Front-end web development involves building the visual elements of a website, and creating dynamic and interactive features too. Modern front-end development typically involves using JavaScript frameworks such as ReactJS, VueJS, and AngularJS to simplify the development process and create a seamless user experience. In addition to the core HTML, CSS, and JavaScript skills, a front-end developer must have a strong understanding of layout, colour theory, and visual effects. This includes implementing animations, hover states, and other dynamic features that enhance the user experience and make the website more engaging. Having a good eye for design and being able to create visually appealing websites that are easy to navigate separates great front-end devs from the good ones. With the rise of mobile devices, responsive design has long been a vital aspect of front-end development, ensuring that websites look and function well across all devices and screen sizes. The goal of our front-end developers here at Matterhorn is to create beautiful and functional websites that provide an enjoyable and seamless experience for the user.

Back-end web development

Back-end web development involves building the server-side of a website, including the database and application logic. It involves using programming languages such as PHP, Ruby, Python, and Node.js to create a robust and scalable architecture that powers the website. A back-end developer works to ensure that the website functions smoothly and efficiently, handling tasks such as database management, server-side scripting, and API development – the less ‘sexy’ side of web development but incredibly important and powerful. Back-end devs work closely with front-end developers to integrate the front-end and back-end components of the website, making sure that data is properly stored, retrieved, and displayed to the user. Back-end developers must have a strong understanding of server-side technologies and database systems, as well as the ability to write efficient, scalable, and secure code. With the advent of cloud computing, back-end developers need to be well versed in cloud infrastructure as well as services like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. At Matterhorn we have a small team comprised of specialist back-end devs as well as high level full-stack developers who can cover both the front-end and back-end aspects of most websites. Creating robust and scalable back-end systems that provide fast and reliable access to data, enabling the website to function seamlessly for the user is the typical objective of a Matterhorn back-end development specialist.

Headless CMS development

New Zealand businesses seeking an innovative approach to their website development need look no further than our team of headless CMS WordPress specialists. As a leading agency in New Zealand, we specialise in utilising headless CMS to create fast, secure, and highly customisable websites.

Headless CMS allows for a separation of the front-end and back-end of a website, resulting in faster loading speeds and enhanced security. Our experts possess a deep understanding of this technology and can create highly optimised websites delivering exceptional user experiences.

In addition to speed and security, headless CMS offers the flexibility to easily make changes to the website’s front-end while preserving the back-end. This allows for easy updates to the website’s design and functionality without any worries about disrupting the underlying content management system.

So, for a website that stands out from the rest, offers seamless navigation, and provides maximum security, look no further than our team of headless CMS WordPress specialists in New Zealand. We have the skills and expertise to bring your digital vision to life.

CRM Integration

CRM integration is about connecting a website to a CRM system to enhance customer interaction and data management. Systems like Salesforce have been designed to help businesses manage their customer interactions, lead capture, follow-up, and reporting. As a CRM integration web developer, our job is to customise the CRM system to meet the specific needs of the business, integrate it with the website using APIs and other methods, and automate tasks to create a seamless user experience. With expertise in both CRMs and web development, we help businesses streamline their processes, improve customer satisfaction, increase sales, and drive better overall performance. By integrating your CRM of choice with a website, we help businesses take their customer relationships to the next level, creating a more efficient and effective way to manage customer interactions.

PHP development

Hypertext Preprocessor or ‘PHP’ web development involves using the PHP programming language to build dynamic websites and web applications. PHP is a server-side scripting language that is widely used for creating dynamic web pages and is well-suited for developing database-driven websites. PHP web developers write server-side scripts, integrating with databases, building the back-end logic that powers a website. At Matterhorn we have both specialist PHP developers who work closely with our front-end developers, as well as full-stack devs capable of working across both with the ultimate goal of creating websites which function seamlessly for the user. Having a strong understanding of server-side technologies, database systems, and web development concepts is a must when working in PHP. With its ease of use and broad range of libraries and frameworks, PHP is a popular choice for developing websites and web applications. Whether you are building a simple brochure website or a complex web application, PHP offers the tools and resources you need to create high-quality, scalable, and secure websites and applications. Building robust and scalable back-end systems that provide fast and reliable access to data and enable the website to function seamlessly for the user is always our goal.



SilverStripe development

SilverStripe is an open-source platform that provides a flexible and scalable solution for building and managing websites and web applications. SilverStripe web development involves using the SilverStripe Content Management System (CMS) and framework to build dynamic websites and web applications. As a SilverStripe web developer, we can build custom modules and templates which integrate with external systems, as well as user-friendly content management interfaces. With its intuitive content management system, flexible modules, and scalable architecture, SilverStripe is a popular choice for developing complex web applications and websites. Whether you are building a simple brochure website or a complex web application, SilverStripe offers the tools and resources you need to create high-quality, scalable, and secure websites and applications.

Accessibility (WCAG)

WCAG accessibility web development involves building websites and web applications that are accessible to people with disabilities, as outlined by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). It is estimated that approximately 8% of the population of New Zealand has a visual or auditory disability, which could benefit from having a WCAG-compliant website. However, it’s also worth noting that even people without disabilities can benefit from accessible websites. Making your website accessible is more than a social responsibility; it’s also good for business. For example, older people who may have audio and/or visual impairments can still be great customers. As a WCAG accessibility web developer, we ensure a website is accessible to all users, regardless of ability, and that it complies with international accessibility standards. This includes implementing accessibility features such as keyboard navigation, alternative text for images, and accessible color contrast, as well as testing and debugging to ensure that the website is accessible to all users. Being across accessibility standards and assistive technologies is part of the package. With the growing demand for accessible websites and the increasing legal requirements for accessibility, WCAG accessibility web development is an investment which makes both social and business sense.

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