Title: The benefits of a 'CMS'
By clicking the [More] link below, you can read how YOU can manage your own website yourself by asking your web designer to use a FREE Content Management System (CMS) as your website design system.
More cost-effective for you, and so much more flexible.
Content Management System (CMS)
A brief description
A CMS website provides very great benefits for the site owner. As opposed to a ‘static’ website, that usually is hand-coded and requires a degree of expertise to amend, a CMS site allows for considerable flexibility and involvement by the owner.
According to Wikipedia, the free online encyclopaedia:
‘A Web content management system (WCMS or Web CMS) is content management system (CMS) software, usually implemented as a Web application, for creating and managing HTML content. It is used to manage and control a large, dynamic collection of Web material (HTML documents and their associated images). A WCMS facilitates content creation, content control, editing, and many essential Web maintenance functions.
Usually the software provides authoring (and other) tools designed to allow users with little or no knowledge of programming languages or markup languages to create and manage content with relative ease of use.
Unlike Web-site builders like Microsoft FrontPage or Adobe Dreamweaver, a WCMS allows non-technical users to make changes to an existing website with little or no training. A WCMS typically requires an experienced coder to set up and add features, but is primarily a Web-site maintenance tool for non-technical administrators.’
In many organisations, the management of a CMS site is split between an Administrator(s), who controls the main site and how it looks and feels, and Editor(s), who have rights to create and edit pages and other web content, depending on what ‘permissions’ they have been given by the Administrator.
In small organisations, or for simple sites, the roles of Administrator and Editor can be merged.
We at YourWebmaster use an Open Source program to compile CMS sites for clients. A major benefit of an Open Source program is that it is released under a free General Public licence, thus reducing design costs, and in the case of this program, there is a very large worldwide support Forum.