Since the McAllen servers run Microsoft technology, and the previous website was developed using the ASP.NET framework, it was decided that a .NET Content Management System would be the best fit. Sitefinity not only fit this requirement, but also included full use of the Telerik UI components, allowing enhanced usability including AJAX and animations.
Unlike most CMS systems which force developers to work within a proprietary templating system, Sitefinity uses proven ASP.NET architecture to simplify development. Sitefinity’s intuitive support of master pages and ASP.NET Themes allowed the incorporation of multiple designs for different departments while allowing a central location for managing all content.
Application development was simple and intuitive thanks to an extensive developer manual and helpful support team. Use of native ASP.NET User Controls allowed full integration of all custom applications into Sitefinity, enabling full content management through a united administration panel.