Mayfly Media are an Umbraco partner. But what does it all mean?
What does becoming a partner entail, and what does it say about the
company. Most importantly, why you should you employ us as a
Umbraco certified partner over another company?
To become an Umbraco partner, the company in question has to
employ developers that have passed a certain number of Umbraco
examinations and training courses. Umbraco currently runs two tiers
of certification programs and at present the minimum requirement
for becoming a certified partner equates to 4 certifications.
Mayfly Media are an Umbraco partner, we have the required number
of of certifications and this is what it says about us:
There is definitely a right and a wrong way to build Umbraco
websites. Believe me, we have inherited some terrible Umbraco
websites from freelance developers that have never undertaken an
Umbraco certification. This is evident in the way Umbraco is setup,
configured and developed against. The code is sloppy, the
architecture is malformed. Generally a certain degree of
re-development is required to bring the site up to a standard that
can be built upon easily in the future - which is what Umbraco was
built for! It's a flexible and scaleable platform, so lets use it
in a way that will make it easier in the future.
I guess what I am trying to say is that although you might find
an Umbraco developer out there who can build a site for you at a
small cost, without a Umbraco certification under their belt, there
is no guarantee that what is being built for you is of any level of
quality. The best practices, standards and procedures that are
taught on the Umbraco level 1 certification course and the Umbraco
level 2 certification course really set the foundations for a
website that is scaleable, performant and stable and also one that
can be taken on by any other Umbraco certified developer.
Take this theory up to the next level and it is easy to see why
using an Umbraco partner guarantees that what you receive back when
you invest in a website is one that has been built by a team of
certified developers, all bouncing ideas and best practices off
each other to ensure that the end result exceeds expectations.
You might pay a little more in the process but rest assured that
when it comes to Umbraco developers you really do get what you pay