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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Welcome to the club: Element78 becomes Umbraco Gold Partner

Hello everyone!

We’re Element78 😊 We started our journey in 2004 and have since grown into a full-stack digital agency with a dedicated (and slightly geeky!) team of 20 in-house UX designers, creatives, developers, digital marketers, and strategists.

The name Element78 originates from the periodic table – where the chemical element with the symbol Pt and atomic number 78 equates to Platinum! But rather than being scientists in a lab, we build and design websites in our studio based in Bristol – in the Paintworks Creative Quarter – creating solutions with design, enabling with technology and encapsulating with service.

We’re very keen on building long term relationships with our clients, by understanding their organisation, people, systems and marketplace – so that we can actively work as their digital partners.

Umbraco truly is the friendly CMS

Umbraco has been a part of our business for 5 years now. We’re a Microsoft house so we were looking for something in .NET, and it had to be easy for the client to pick up and run with. The type of clients we work with require their platforms to be scalable and provide easy integration with other systems, and with Umbraco we saw that this was all possible.

And well, Umbraco truly is the friendly CMS, and not just for the client and content editors, but also for developers.

It’s incredibly flexible with endless ways to extend the system to fit any requirement, and we’ve found that Umbraco doesn’t get in the way of how we want to develop. It also has the support of some amazing developers creating packages and contributing to the source.

This friendliness and ease of use has just gotten better with time, and the feature set is always getting better and better as well. Umbraco 8 comes with multilingual and dependency injection out of the box, and has the room for even more great extensions with content apps - we’re excited to see what the community will come up with next!

“We want to be able to offer our clients a market-leading CMS, one that's easy to use and will grow and adapt as their business requirements change. Umbraco gives us this, but becoming a Gold partner gives us the ability to offer additional support and access to other partner benefits.”

- Iain Rhodes, Managing Director, Element78

Being a Gold Partner we differentiate as an agency

At Element78, we want to be able to offer our clients a market leading CMS, one that's easy to use and will grow and adapt as their business requirements change. Umbraco gives us this, but becoming a Gold partner gives us the ability to offer additional support and access to other partner benefits, which in turn helps our clients get the most from their chosen platform.

By becoming a Gold Partner we make a clear differentiation and statement of intent on where we are investing as an agency.

We will be looking to forge closer ties with Umbraco and the community, have an input in the development of the platform, and increase our knowledge and capabilities through the Umbraco Gold Partner Academy and additional support resources.

“I am honoured to welcome Element78 to our Gold Partner family! I have no doubts in their capabilities to deliver amazing Umbraco projects and am looking forward to the new golden chapter ahead.”

- Mike Pedersen, Partner Friend Maker, Umbraco HQ

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Curious to hear more? If you'd like a chat with the agency, visit Element78's Gold Partner page.

And hey, if you'd like to join the family yourself, check out what it takes to become an Umbraco Gold Partner.

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