Civano Web Design - About

Civano Web Design is a website development business serving Tucson, Marana, and Oro Valley Arizona  founded by owner Charles Young.  We are dedicated to providing distinctive websites for our small business clients.   To deliver contemporary, stylish, full-featured websites, the Civano Web Design formula combines three main success factors: (1) development experience, (2) optimal technology choices, and (3) proven development process.


ExperienceWeb designer Charles Young

Charles, with a degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University, has lived in the computer world throughout his career.  His work has centered in computer development, both as a designer and in leadership positions in several computer/networking companies. He been responsible for work across multiple disciplines including hardware, software, and industrial design.  Web development has been part of the natural evolution in the fast-changing technical world.

Technology - Joomla! Open-Source CMS

As you can see from our portfolio of website designs, each one is totally unique.  All designs are custom-made to suit client tastes and purpose - no need to conform to an off-the-shelf template.  You benefit by getting the style and function you have imagined for your small business website.  Checkout our Portfolio to see some of the websites we have created.

For new designs, the platform of choice is Joomla! You may have heard of Joomla!, but what is it?  "Joomla!" is an award-winning content management system (CMS) for web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla! the most popular web site software available today. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone."  How does this benefit you, the client?

First, the "ease-of-use" part translates to a more cost-effective product and a faster development cycle.   Improved functionality is now within the reach of more customers by leveraging the products developed by the large and growing Joomla world-wide community. Now using the Joomla design platform we create “responsive” websites that display well on mobile devices by adapting to the screen size.  Also important is a feature to allow you, the client, to easily make changes to your content once the site is up and running if you so choose.   More on Joomla!


Development Process

The process incorporates "best practices" gathered from years of engineering/project management experience.  The goals are to ensure a quality product, facilitate client input/feedback, and promote client satisfaction.

This informal process is meant to serve as a roadmap through the project to aid in planning the work, to help set expectations, and minimize surprises.  Having a process gives us a vocabulary to aid in communication and to assist in measuring progress.
More on the Civano Web development process.