Laravel Website Design and Development in London | MintTwist
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Laravel website design and development in London

Developing websites with Laravel for over 5 years

Laravel Agency

We are a digital agency in London that specialises in designing and developing websites on the Laravel platform.

We’ve consistently been working with Laravel for the last 5 years.

The brainchild of Taylor Otwell, it was created in 2011 as an alternative to the dated PHP frameworks of the time and has taken off rapidly.

As a leading PHP Framework, Laravel provides the perfect platform for you to grow your business online – and we love it!

High Security

A secure framework which does not allow any malware activities or security threats

Enhanced Performance

In-built tools tools that help the developers to deliver maximum web performance

Testing automation

Built with testing in mind, including out-of-the-box support for testing with PHPUnit

London Laravel development agency

We have delivered dozens of projects over the last 10 years and we pride ourselves in producing well designed and robust Laravel websites.

Not only will we design your business a stunning website, but by using the latest frameworks and coding standards, it will also have all of the required functionality to make sure it converts.  Our team of designers and developers work hard to understand your business delivering you a website that works hard for your online business.

Laravel is easily the favourite framework of all the developers in the MintTwist team. This is because it allows everyone to focus on creating unique and exciting websites without having to spend time building out the same old basics. Laravel delivers this on a plate, jump-starting every project!

When is Laravel the right choice?

The role of Laravel within web development is very well defined to those who use it. Some frameworks give you a lot of polish and almost finished functionality and pages out of the box. These are CMS’s like WordPress, Drupal, Umbraco or Joomla. Frameworks like Laravel, Symfony or CakePHP give you less complete areas up-front, but give you huge underlying power to efficiently build up custom functionality that might be too advanced for the aforementioned CMS frameworks.

Of these more powerful frameworks, Laravel reigns supreme. While other newer frameworks have become increasingly popular, PHP has retained its near 80% dominance within all web traffic. Facebook, Wikipedia and all WordPress sites are a few examples of its most powerful and complex implementation. Laravel has been one of the main driving forces behind keeping PHP on top within an ever changing and evolving environment of programming languages and frameworks.

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PHP framework

Laravel is PHP web framework that provides the best available foundation for building complex, secure and expandable websites. The framework comes with a huge host of background features and benefits that make development faster and simpler; leaving developers able to focus on making the project great, safe in the knowledge that the fundamentals are already taken care of by Laravel. Speed is also massively increased as Laravel provides several methods for building in simpler and smarter ways.

The strengths of Laravel

  • Cost effective development by utilising frameworks and packages
  • Easily expandable to cater for future requirements
  • Loved by developers – always be able to find people to work on the site!
  • Fast development time when compared with similar frameworks

Getting started with Laravel

What you get out of the box with Laravel is a framework with a few working front-end pages, but unlike something WordPress or Umbraco, this is the idea. There are pre-built functions and methods to create users, have a secure admin area and manage pages, but these need to be built out by a developer. This allows for a much higher level of bespoke development than the pre-packaged CMS’s.

One of the best and most convenient part of Laravel is the simplification of package based inclusion. This gives every Laravel project out there access to thousands of tested, ready to go packages that add in a set of features or provide some back-end functionality. This means that when building a site or adding in upgrades, one of these packages can be used as a base to massively increase the speed of development, reduce costs but still increase the quality of the result.

Laravel as a long term viable solution

It’s important to us to consider the lifetime of every new website we build, with the choice of framework being an important part of that research and decision and why we so frequently end up on Laravel. The first reason that we often choose Laravel as our first option for project lifetime and support reasons is that the updates are smaller and regular. This means that whenever we start a project, we are working with the actual latest upgrades and not in a waiting period in the middle of a two year long release cycle!

We also look at popularity, support, growth and engineer preference when it comes to a framework. Regardless of how well it performs, if no one is interested in or knows how to support and build on your site in a year or two, then that would be a huge failure. While the other frameworks in this Google trends view are all great, none have the sustained popularity and momentum of Laravel.

The team at MintTwist is friendly, knowledgeable and professional. We’ve now worked with them on three separate projects with an aim for more into the foreseeable future thanks to their flexibility and skill.
Richard Haigh Managing Director at Brand Finance