A substantial benefit of the Colibri foundation is the reduced time, labor, and cost of implementing the regularly scheduled Magento updates and security patches. The Colibri foundation improves future coding efficiency, estimate predictability, and speed to production. These efficiencies result in between 40% - 70% lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for a Magento site using Colibri as opposed to an “off-the-shelf” theme.
Additional advantages of the Colibri foundation include:
- Modules are based on open-source components which are easy to customize
- The Alpaca theme provides a thoroughly tested, user-friendly experience and a responsive design
- Colibri development uses component-based architecture and Magento protocols for stable and scalable code, which reduces extension conflicts and compatibility issues
- Alpaca uses the Ruby-based SASS CSS processor for greater coding efficiency
- The Alpaca theme is ADA / WCAG compliant out of the box