We love Craft CMS. So do our clients. Come and join the Craftin' Notts collective to find out why.

By Alex Traska on 25th Aug

We were already huge supporters of the Craft content management system, when a fellow Nottingham creative agency floated the idea of an informal meet-up for lovers of Craft CMS.

We've worked with a lot of content management systems in five years of Makermet, with varying degrees of success. Shopify has proved itself to be a great open-source platform for getting e-commerce projects off the ground quickly, whilst Wordpress makes it easy to find contributors to projects due to its popularity.

Craft CMS' popularity is growing though, and with good reason. Clients and developers love it. One of the things we're most excited to show new clients is their future 'back-end' (ahem); the intuitive and uncluttered content management system offered by Craft is a game-changer, which we've used to build websites for large customer contact and engagement business websites, healthcare data applications, websites for children's books, e-learning solutions (coming soon!) and more. 

The Craftin' Notts meetup

As far as agencies go, we were delighted to find that we're not alone in Nottingham. Our friends Made by Kind pulled their socks up and organised a get-together where we could wax-lyrical about the benefits of Craft CMS, discuss caching and muse about Craft's future e-commerce functionality. 

What came out of that meeting was a shared desire to develop a local community that would introduce developers to Craft, create conversation between local agencies and raise awareness of what we firmly believe is a better CMS solution for everyone.

The plan is to find local charities that have some issue that can be solved with a Craft CMS based online solution and work together in a cross-agency fashion to solve it on a pro-bono basis.

Interested in coming along? Read on!...

Whether you're full-geek, half-geek, graphic designer, content producers, digital marketer or developer, we'd like you to get involved. Our next meet-up, hosted at the Makermet studio, features a live Q&A with Craft CMS creators Pixel & Tonic in San Francisco, as well as discussion about future plans for our community...


Longer term, the plan is to find local charities that have some issue that can be solved with a Craft CMS based online solution, be it a public website or internal application, and work together in a cross-agency fashion to solve it on a pro-bono basis.


Visit the Craftin' Notts website to find out more about us and the next meetup

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Alex Traska

Creative Director

Original founder and Makermet Director, Alex works directly with clients on all aspects of Makermet's services.

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