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Front-end web developers

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.

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 web 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 application, developed as a CMS (Content Management System). A good option for information rich websites because of its smooth, streamlined publishing features, it is suitable for both small and large website builds. Finding the best SilverStripe developers for a web project is key, because SilverStripe development is far more challenging to learn than some other applications. So confidence and experience in SilverStripe development is key when searching for SilverStripe developers, with a record of successful websites having being developed in it. SilverStripe code is based on the MVC (Model View Controller) architecture which is a well known programming design pattern. Overall the SilverStripe CMS is an excellent platform with no real limitations on what you can achieve with it. Whether it be a forum, blog or online store, SilverStripe will be able to handle it.

Headless CMS development

Sydney businesses looking for a cutting-edge approach to their website development should look no further than our team of headless CMS WordPress specialists. As one of the leading agencies in Sydney, we specialise in using headless CMS to create fast, secure, and highly customisable websites.

A headless CMS allows for a decoupling of the front-end and back-end of a website, resulting in faster loading times and improved security. Our team of experts has a deep understanding of this technology and can create highly optimised websites that deliver an unparalleled user experience.

In addition to speed and security, headless CMS also provides the flexibility to easily make changes to the website’s front-end while maintaining the back-end. This means that you can easily update your website’s design and functionality without having to worry about affecting the underlying content management system.

So if you’re looking for a website that stands out from the crowd, delivers a smooth user experience and is highly secure, then look no further than our team of headless CMS WordPress specialists in Sydney. We have the skills and expertise to bring your digital vision to life.

Website maintenance services

A dependable and experienced partner for website support and maintenance. We are a boutique agency with over 13 years of experience in providing exceptional website support and maintenance services to a wide range of businesses. With our small, nimble team and flat organisational structure, we are highly responsive and able to quickly address any issues that may arise with your website. Our team of experts has the experience and expertise to handle most aspects of website support and maintenance, including security updates, plugin and theme updates, and performance optimisation.


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). Over 4.4 million people in Australia have some form of disability. That’s 1 in 5 people. While 1 in 6 Australians are affected by hearing loss and Vision Australia estimates current 357,000 people in Australia who are blind or have low vision will grow to 564,000 by 2030 (Source: AND). 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.

CMS migration

Ready to switch your content management system? Our experience includes working with many of the top CMS platforms such as WordPress, Shopify, SilverStripe, Squarespace, Magento, Joomla!, and Drupal. Although in some cases a full rebuild may be necessary, we can help you determine the best course of action if you’re looking to move to a more suitable CMS for your new website. Contact us to discuss your options.

React development

Are you looking to build a large web application with dynamic, frequently updated data? Consider ReactJS, a top choice along with VueJS and AngularJS. Our Sydney team specialise in developing with React, known for its exceptional responsiveness and flexibility. One of its standout features is the virtual DOM, which allows for quick and efficient updates to data-heavy applications. Created by Facebook engineers, React has revolutionised web development and is now used by major companies such as Netflix, Instagram, and Airbnb. With its continued support from Facebook through open-sourcing and providing version upgrade tools, React is the go-to code library for dynamic and high-performing user interfaces. Get in touch to learn more about our expertise in React development.

VueJS app development

Vue.js is a lightweight JavaScript framework that offers fast, near-instant loading in a user’s browser. Its MVVM architecture enables two-way communication, making it easy to handle HTML code blocks and is similar to Angular.js in this aspect. VueJS is ideal for developing single-page applications and reusable web components, offering a variety of features for app development. As a progressive framework, VueJS allows developers to use it selectively, rather than mandating a specific application structure. Our team of VueJS developers can integrate it into our projects as needed, bringing seamless navigation and improved user experience to our clients’ websites or apps. So, next time you switch pages without refreshing, know that it may be powered by Vue.js.

AngularJS development

AngularJS, a powerful frontend technology developed by Google, is a highly versatile open-source framework used by developers to create robust codebases and stunning web application interfaces. Designed with the CRUD philosophy in mind, AngularJS offers seamless integration of existing components and adapts to various browsers, ensuring compatibility for your custom web application. Companies like PayPal and LinkedIn trust AngularJS to provide smooth page transitions and seamless functionality. With AngularJS development, you can confidently build high-quality web applications that stand out.

NodeJS development

The growth of JavaScript has transformed the web development industry, and NodeJS is a leading contributor to this change. With the ability to create isomorphic web applications and deliver real-time data using Google’s V8 JavaScript engine, NodeJS is a top choice for JavaScript developers and development agencies. The NodeJS package comes with NPM, a comprehensive repository of reusable components with dependency and version management, making it simple to install and use. Many prominent companies rely on the speed and unique benefits of NodeJS, making it a crucial part of their technology stack. NodeJS can provide your project with a fast and reliable server option, and its compatibility with React, Vue, and AngularJS can take your website or app to the next level, improving user experience, usability, and overall success.

Squarespace to WordPress

For businesses seeking a fast and budget-friendly solution for establishing an online presence, Squarespace can be a great choice. However, as the business grows and its requirements become more complex, a more flexible CMS becomes necessary. WordPress is often the right solution in this scenario, known for its versatility and ability to adapt to the changing needs of a business.

When migrating from Squarespace to WordPress, a thorough analysis of the Squarespace website’s structure and content is done to prevent any 404 errors that could impact the business’s SEO ranking. We then set up a WordPress instance on our staging server, either using a new theme or replicating the Squarespace design. Although exporting data from Squarespace can be challenging due to limited export functionality, we find creative ways to overcome the challenge, including good old manual copy-pasting.

After the migration, thorough quality checks are carried out to eliminate any 404 errors, ensure cross-browser and cross-device compatibility, and verify the design. This ensures a seamless and successful transition from Squarespace to WordPress. Additionally, the migration process sets the foundation for the business to take advantage of the many benefits of WordPress, including increased scalability, better SEO options, stronger security measures, and a vast repository of plugins to extend website functionality.

Shopify to WooCommerce

There are several reasons to consider migrating your online store from Shopify to WooCommerce. One of the main reasons is cost. As your business grows, transaction fees and monthly fees for your shop can become expensive. Keeping more of your hard-earned money is important as businesses develop.

Another reason for migration may be the desire to integrate your online store with your WordPress site or to move your entire website to WordPress. Managing two separate websites and CMS systems can cause complications and hinder efficiency. If your website development team is not equipped to handle multiple systems, consolidating to WooCommerce can bring long-term savings and improvements.

Once your online store is on WooCommerce, you will be in good hands with the same community of web developers behind WordPress. The migration process may require an investment, but the benefits of a streamlined, efficient online store generally make it worth it in the long run.

SilverStripe to WordPress

For businesses looking to lower their website running costs and have more flexibility, migrating from SilverStripe to WordPress can be a smart choice. Although SilverStripe is a highly effective CMS, its small community and limited support can limit the growth and customisation of a business’s website. On the other hand, WordPress is supported by a large and vibrant community of developers.

During the migration process, your current SilverStripe website remains live while we use software to analyze its architecture and collect all of its URLs to maintain your SEO rankings. A separate WordPress instance is set up, either replicating your existing theme or creating a brand new one. After the migration is complete, we run checks to ensure there are no 404 errors and resolve any issues with “rewrite rules.”

If you’re interested in migrating your SilverStripe website to WordPress or vice versa, our team has experience with both platforms and is ready to discuss your specific needs and requirements.

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