Like a lot of companies that handle design and development work, we've spent a lot of time honing our skills and evaluating the various CMS options in the market. Over the years, we built sites on a variety of platforms in an attempt to balance the interests of project stakeholders.
We've found that building custom sites results in working with extremely creative designers who don't want to be too hemmed in on what they can create. That's the excitement of working in such a creative field! Developers want to put some guardrails around these designs to ensure that designs are well-thought-out, replicable and scalable to minimize inconsistency and re-work. And content creators and marketing folks want to be able to make their changes on the fly as their company changes direction - without having to go back to developers every time they need something added to the site.
Craft CMS was the platform we were looking for, and we've been designing and developing for it across a variety of industries for several years now. We've built custom integrations with Craft for a native plant nursery, a forward-thinking insurance business, a headless integration with a more traditional e-commerce platform and many others. We've also been extolling the virtues of Craft for years and were extremely excited when we heard they'd be creating a Craft Partner Certification process.