Since the commercialisation of the internet in the mid 90's to a wider, more appreciative business audience, our core team of developers and designers have been at the forefront of internet and server technology driving business ideas of web usage to both multi-user and standalone web applications.
Established in 2003, Webfibre.net has positioned itself in an ever expanding market place for new media and Internet providers offering hosting, design and web development solutions at affordable prices.
Through our experience of working with many different types of clients and organisational structures, and in addition to our visual and development background, we have created a range of solutions offered directly to our own clients and that of print & design houses and marketing companies that have grown with the Internet though may not have invested with "in-house" web development skills such as ASP, ASP.NET and PHP, which to be honest, can be a costly exercise to find and hire the right person.
Diversity, a Webfibre product, sits between bulk and middle-tier supplies, we have our own dedicated servers for web and e-mail with direct access to these servers remotely and locally in geographically separate locations in order to produce network redundancy and fall over services. This benefits you from high-end business hosting without being "just another call in the queue" while still benefiting from a wide range of professional hosting and development skills from our experienced team.
All of our services, to both our own clients and our Partners are "managed". Simply put, we manage everything outside of your network to do with your domain, DNS records, mail server, mail accounts, backups, web design, web development, search engine optimisation (SEO) and online content: all from one account with us. This leaves you safe in the knowledge that experts have set up, configured and are managing your online presence.
Business founded as work became more structured and required a "base" for operations. Many of us sat in a pub moaning about 3rd party hosting companies, their limitations and that we could do better. This became the root of our later CMS development.
Some big clients come on board asking for customised e-commerce solutions with back-end CMS to support product management as well as website content. No good solutions were out there that covered all the client's requirements, so we decided to build our own "framework" CMS from all the code we had created for previous clients.
The e-commerce solution we created using the initial idea for creating a designs toolkit between 2003 and 2004, turns out to be extremely flexible for all clients who have had an e-commerce site set up after the first. Turns out we could do rapid prototyping and launch "complete" shops in about two weeks. We start to consider how else we could extend the frame work to include other CMS aspects and how designers could use them...
We create a basic API system for the e-commerce toolkit and begin talking to clients and partners about a Designers Toolkit to include all types of content editable in one CMS. Feedback, testing and evaluation looked so good that we saw a good market opening up. We also begin to forge more relationships with creative agencies which we started doing in 2004, offering our services to them as part of their own marketing.
The Diversity CMS, as it's used today, takes shape. From customer and designer feedback we build a complete framework and API system to encompass all the design features and types of sites we've created in the past. The first version is born after 6 months of solid coding and testing and the first client goes live with the new CMS 1 month later. Lots of our Partners are as excited about the toolkit potential as we are, and we decide to make it our main product.
Since 2007, Diversity has gone from strength to strength. The API has expanded, the Toolkit has had major input from independent designers and we created the plug-in architecture to allow clients to have their own extensions to the CMS "plugged" into the system without effecting the core CMS while also drawing upon the power and flexibility of the framework.