Web development


As your website is one of the most crucial touchpoints in the user’s journey, it is imperative to clearly represent your brand’s core values. Your website is furthermore one of the most measureable marketing assets, making it a very valuable source of information.

The Reference always keeps an eye on new developments in website building practices and tools. This attitude is what makes us pioneers in web development and consolidates our expertise. We have lived through every evolution, up to the emerge of content management systems (CMS) and its inclusion in integrated platforms.

We aim for an organic approach in which our team of talented developers works closely with our designers, business strategists and online marketing consultants. This synergy provides a perfect balance between presentation and performance, thus ensuring the highest level of design accuracy and user experience.

Behind almost all of our websites is a Content Management System (CMS). A CMS helps you to facilitate the creation, publishing, distribution, organization and management of digital content. An advantage that mostly translates itself in time, as you don’t have to call us for modifications to text, images and navigation. This is perfectly in line with our motto "It's more than digital, it's your business".

When determining what CMS you should use, our team of digital experts help you find the right solution that will perfectly fit your brand’s needs.

Want to know which CMS fits your business needs?



Sitecore is a producer of customer experience software for excellent and meaningful customer relationships. We are a Platinum Partner of this integrated platform where content management and customer information perfectly converge.



Drupal is a free and open source content-management software written in PHP. It has great standard features, like easy content authoring, reliable performance, and excellent security. What truly sets it apart is its flexibility. The tools help us build the versatile, structured content that dynamic web experiences need.



Umbraco is a fully-featured open source CMS. It helps you to create anything -from single blog posts to responsive sites- with a user experience that lets you get the job done and with minimal training. Thanks to proven Umbraco integrations, we succeeded in becoming an Umbraco Gold partner.


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March 16 2021
What is a headless CMS?

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If you're in the market for a content management system (CMS), chances are great you've heard the term headless or decoupled floating around. Companies like Kentico Kontent and Contentful leverage this form of content management to the maximum and are joined by brands like Drupal, which have been around for a bit longer. But what is it exactly? In this blog post, we'll explain you what it is and why it can bring enormous benefits to you and your business. First up: the concept of headless and why it's a little like your phone charger. You heard that right, your phone charger. 
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October 18 2018
Federated Authentication in Sitecore 9 with Custom Claims Using Identity Server 3

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Federated Authentication in Sitecore allows you to authenticate users into the Sitecore CMS through an external auth provider. This post aims to provide guidance on how to achieve this, as well as demonstrating some powerful configuration options at your disposal when handling the mapping of claims. I will demonstrate how to take claims from Identity Server 3 and even add custom claims that can be processed by the Owin configuration.
It's more than digital, it's your business
The Reference is nothing without its customers. Melexis is the stock market-listed global player in the semi-conductor and sensors industry for whom we facilitated future company growth by updating the brand, building the completely new corporate website and giving shape to the use of online channels. Read more about this client.