Technical and Back End Web Support

Behind every creative force are the people that work site unseen.  We started Fish and Crane with world class technical expertise. From data base creation and programming to Java scripting, CSS, HTML, HTML5  we know and have  what it takes to create the right application, program and site for your evolving web needs.

Website Development Projects Within Our Technological Expertise

Drupal is an opensource software package that we can use which allows simple publishing, management and organization of content on your site. Drupal is cutting edge and supports all of the latest web technolgies.
Joomla! is also an open source web content management system. It powers nearly 3% of the entire web. Joomla! is in PHP, and utilizes object-oriented programming (OOP) and software design patterns. It stores data with a MySQL database. Joomla can page cache, set RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, polls, search, and support for language internationalization.
Chicago Alfresco Experts An open source enterprise content management system used on Windows and Unix-like operating systems. Clients use Alfresco if they need a high degree of modularity and scalable performance. Included are a content repository, web portal framework for managing and using portal content, a CIFS interface for file system compatibility on Windows and Unix, and can virtualize webapps and static sites via Apache Tomcat, Lucene indexing, and Activiti workflow. It runs on Java technology.
Hippo CMS is also an open-source information based Content Management System. Ideal for medium to large organizations with multiple channel ditributions like websites or company intranets. Hippo facilitates an open and flexible way for clients to use information using the internationally accepted open standards.
Another open source content management system platform. For putting content on the web or intranets Django is a vibrant and powerful tool. A lot of users of django are in the newpsaper and publishing field because of the very industry specific strenghts of django.
Liferay programming Liferay also is an open source enterprise solutions for portals, publishing, content, and collaboration. Strengths include: Content & Document Management, Web Publishing and Shared Workspaces Enterprise Collaboration, Social Networking and Mashups, Enterprise Portals and Identity Management.
VirtueMart is an Open Source E-Commerce solution that meshes with the Content Management System Joomla!. Joomla! and VirtueMart are written in PHP and can be used in typical PHP/MySQL applications. It is the leading online shopping solution for Joomla!.
Some of the world’s leading brands use Magento as their e-commerce shopping solution.
An online ecommerce platform and hosting system that creates your online shopping business. Accept credit cards, use your own domain, and customize your store’s design.
An E-commerce, web2.0 technology utilizing Ajax and Rich Internet Applications. (RIA)
InDesign – converting text to interactive online displays.

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JavaServer Faces technology is the standard for building server-side user interfaces. The JavaServer Faces APIs are being designed so that they can be leveraged by tools that will make web application development even easier.


The Foundation of How We Can Do All of This

Java / J2EE

The heart of the programming web. Fifteen years of Java experience adds up to a powerful technological foundation that can support unlimited website capabilites.


Other Languages and Tools We Use

.net, PHP and Python, flex, flash, dhtml / Ajax, hTML 5, jQuery

End to End Service

We provide end to end software development services: requirements analysis, design, implementation, documentation, testing and training.

Keeping Projects on Task Using Scrum

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We utilize an agile iterative process (Scrum), allowing clients to see and use the product early on and throughout the development process.