Our new website

Robert Rotter Sep 22, 2020

What is the best way to learn some new tech and keep up with the ever-changing landscape of web development? Well, pick a new tool in the toolbox and build something, a.k.a pick a new technology for your new website and take it for a spin!

I have to admit OctoberCMS was not a totally random pick. Having worked with Laravel before it was somewhat the more familiar choice from all the relatively new CMS.

But I was so looking forward to leave behind the bloated WordPress. Now, before you jump to the defence of WordPress .. I'm not saying it's bad. I'm just open to something new, something different.

Working with tailwindCSS was also a breath of fresh air (pun intended). It does well what it promises. It's easy to write unopinionated CSS directly in HTML. It's definitely something an aspiring web developer should check out in his/her free time.

I'll let you decide whether we did a good job or not with our new website. We are happy with the result. It definitely was a good and fun exercise. What have we noticed along the way? 


  • based on Laravel 
  • great UX 
  • it has a small and flexible core, snappy and not bloated 
  • it’s easy to extend and modify plugins 
  • no frontend dependencies 
  • better fit for a developer 
  • mature code backed by a strong community 
  • well written documentation 


  • less popular then Wordpress, Joomla or Drupal 
  • less but fair amount of plugins available on the marketplace 
  • depending on the developer's background the learning curve can be steep 

Which new framework do you fancy trying out next?


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