Why Umbraco?

We’ve been developing exclusively using Umbraco since 2008 and have been an Umbraco Certified Gold Partner since 2013.

We love Umbraco because...

  • it’s open source - meaning there are no licence fees and so offers a considerable cost saving to clients in comparison to Umbraco’s competitors such as EpiServer and Sitecore that can cost tens of thousands of pounds per year;
  • it offers a solution to fit your exact needs - giving you the freedom to build your websites, Apps or other solutions exactly the way you want;
  • it’s flexible - providing a perfect framework for any type of project whether big or small, complex or simple, private or public;
  • its integration possibilities make it simple to build or add anything whether it’s an e-commerce platform, CRM, a 3rd party personalisation engine or an existing on-site legacy business system;
  • it supports the agile processes of modern digital projects where its essential that Editors can publish where and when they want, and where developers can deploy new features and bug fixes constantly;
  • it provides APIs for developers to extend and tailor the User Experience for the type of content your specific project requires;
  • it makes a User Experience designed to optimise the flows of creating and managing your website’s content;
  • it’s fully GDPR compliant for user details with powerful, editor controlled GDPR compliant forms management.

Why Choose an Umbraco Gold Partner?

Being an Umbraco Gold Partner means more than just a logo - its a guarantee that you’re working with a team well-versed and technically experienced to work efficiently with Umbraco.

Gold Partner status is an independent measure of the knowledge acquired by a Partner. All Gold Partners must employ at least two staff with a minimum of 400 certification points. Our team includes Certified Umbraco Masters - the highest level of expertise - as well as Umbraco Developers. We’re constantly investing in skills development through the Gold Partner Academy, through apprenticeship training and via conferences and meetups.

With a direct line to Umbraco HQ, Gold Partners have access to priority support and architectural advice and can request bug-fixes under a guaranteed SLA, meaning that we offer enhanced service to our clients with solutions that can make a real difference.

Umbraco Gold Partner status also holds benefits for our clients. We have unlimited access to productivity boosting add-ons sold by Umbraco (such as Forms, Courier and Umbraco.tv) and plugins such as SEO Checker and CMS Import. Carbon Six Digital are able to offer these on projects where they would be beneficial, resulting in a cost saving on additional licence costs to our clients.

Umbraco Community and HQ Engagement

The Umbraco community is very active and we love being part of it. There are currently over 220,000 pro-active, talented and helpful members worldwide, each contributing to Umbraco directly and through add-ons, testing and influencing the product roadmap.

We also like to give back.

  • Our team regularly contributes to Umbraco development through sharing of new code and documentation;
  • We’re an active contributor to Umbraco community publications including 24Days.In, Skrift, Community Corner and other written materials;
  • We regularly speak and present on Umbraco based topics at events and conferences including the annual Codegarden, Umbraco UK Festival, Poland Festival, USFest, CODECABIN and the Umbraco Spark Innovation Conference;
  • We’re proud to have contributed to the organisation of early Umbraco events such as TVUUG and UK Festivals, and organise the Surrey Umbraco Meetups bringing together experts from the South East region to discuss the latest developments in the Umbraco ecosystem;
  • We attend Gold Partner Summits to influence the product roadmap.
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