Statamic website design & development
Design and develop your website on Statamic, a next generation CMS with powerful tools that make it easy to create, manage and publish content
Build robust, fast and highly scalable websites on Statamic
Showcase and power-up your vision
Statamic is a web-based Content Management System (CMS). Comparable to Wordpress, Drupal, Magento and Umbraco, it provides a secure, fast and customisable platform on which to develop your website. The user-friendly content management system (CMS), will be loved by marketers and web managers for providing a clutter-free interface in which to manage website content, structure and page layouts.
What is Statamic and why should I consider it?
Since its launch in 2012, Statamic has remained relatively low-key despite admirably tech-savvy businesses including Disney, Asana, KFC, OpenTable and many more adopting it.
Built on a PHP framework called Laravel, which is favoured by developers for its clean, elegant code, Statamic is highly scalable and extensible enough to handle the most complex of projects.
Statamic’s powerful in-built tools, coupled with the ease with which developers can extend and customise the code, makes for relatively easy integrations with other software solutions, such as CRM’s (Hubspot) and e-commerce (Shopify).
Statamic provides a very clean, simple, easy-to-customise and use content management tool. It includes a media library, WYSIWYG editor and drag-and-drop functionality.
You can 'Live Preview' to review your page updates before publishing to live. You can easily organise your content structure with click and drag, and customise the names of virtually everything – without the need for any understanding of code to do it.
Speaking from experience, when editing a web pages in the CMS within say Wordpress, there is a game of virtual tennis needed to ensure you and a colleague are not editing the same page at any one time. Either one of you is pushed out of the editing tool, or worse, you press save and your colleagues’ work is lost. That is not the case in Statamic.
Statamic is lightweight which makes for a fast website, benefiting user experience, conversion rates and SEO. One stat suggests that if your website takes more than 3 seconds to load, you will immediately lose 40% of your traffic. Speed is key.
Statamic’s flat file system and lightweight codebase make for a faster loading site out of the box. Search engines favour quicker sites because they yield better user experiences, so this helps boost your search engine ranking. We’ve noticed this with our new website – which, by the way, runs on Statamic!
Put your website to the test with our speed test (see bottom of page).
Using Statamic Add ons and well planned development and design time, you can integrate pretty much anything. Simple integrations include Shopify, Hubspot, Mailchimp, image optimisers, Stripe, Social media feeds and much more. If you can dream it, there will be a way to integrate it.
Support, Security and Sustainability
Statamic may be lesser known than Wordpress and other CMS solutions, but it is now well established and supported by a large and active developer community, meaning whatever you want to achieve with your online presence, there will be a way to do it, and a person or agency to build it. We proudly include ourselves in that active community.
With security in mind, a few facts to consider:
The majority of website hacks are carried out using SQL injection. Statamic does not use SQL databases out of the box and so is not typically vulnerable to these types of attack.
The Laravel framework (on which Statamic is built) is regarded as one of the more secure PHP frameworks.
By pairing a lightweight codebase with our sustainable hosting, Statamic websites are also very environmentally friendly. If we compare a standard Wordpress hosting set up:
To a Statamic statically delivered website, the difference in a key metric in page performance known as time to first byte can be as much as 86%:
We believe in Statamic as a web development agency so much that the latest version of Monogram.Digital, the site you are on now, is built on Statamic.
One of our key values at Monogram is to build a sustainable community of technical solutions, and Statamic coupled with our hosting packages allows us to deliver on that.
To summarise the benefits of building your website on Statamic:
Development, hosting & maintenance costs comparable to WordPress.
Future-proofing and flexibility.
Energy efficiency, sustainability and portability.
High performance for improved UX and SEO.
High levels of security and robustness.
A great content editing experience.
Improved version control and sign-off processes.
If you’re considering an update to your current Statamic site, or have an interest in building a new site on Statamic, get in touch. Our knowledge across project management, digital design, development and marketing can support you and your business as you transition to the benefits of Statamic.
Responsive as standard
SEO baked in
Maintenance & support