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For web designers

Benefits for web design & developers


No limits on your design

There isn't a single piece of HTML you can't easily modify on any site you deliver, allowing you to replicate every aspect of your design without compromise.

Responsive design using Twitter Bootstrap and Leaner Style Sheets (LESS)

We've recently overhauled the entire templating system to use Twitter Bootstrap, both for the admin back-end and the customer front-end templates. LESS is also built into the platform and processes the server end, so no need for client-side LESS processing.

Great selection of templates to use as a starting point

We have several extremely robust and flexible templates to base your site design upon, with the ability to configure a wide range of colours and other settings within the admin system on a theme-by-theme basis.

Powerful and easy templating in Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSLT)

XSLT is, quite simply, the most powerful language for manipulating HTML. It's also very intuitive and easy to learn. ProteanCMS  has used XSLT since its inception in 2002 and is fundamental to the architecture, wherea other CMS platforms use it as an incidental 'nice to have'. Having XSLT on your CV will make you much more employable.

Create fully standards and accessibility compliant designs

All of our templates are standards and accessibility compliant straight out of the box, so simply follow our lead.


No need to learn .Net

You can if you want, but we've done the heavy lifting for you. For the vast majority of requirements, it's a simple job of configuration.

Easily create new types of content and relationships between it

Simply placing an XML file in the right directory defines the behaviour of a form and you deliver a new type of content to your site to be laid out with your own XSLT templates. We use the W3C standard called Xforms, which provides extremely rich and flexible form functionality.

Fully managed hosting platform for improved reliability and accountability 

ProteanCMS can be delivered on our hosting platform, giving you extremely powerful, fast and robust hosting in conjunction with Microsoft Azure.