Web design for the 21st Century
Why is content management web design the latest trend in technology today? Before a content management system or (CMS) was ever introduced into web design, web owners without skills in HTML had to rely on the services of web designers to manage the content on their website. If you have had a website long enough, you have already experienced firsthand how costly and time consuming it is to update content. This was the trend until CMS or content management systems were introduced.
I build websites using Joomla, Wordpress and Magento.
Common advantages of a CMS:
- Decentralised maintenance.
- Based on a common web browser.
- Editing anywhere, anytime
- Designed with non-technical content authors in mind.
- People with average knowledge of word processing can create the content directly.
No HTML knowledge needed.
- Control who can change what. (Users are assigned roles and permissions that prevent them from
editing content they are not authorised to change.)
- Content is stored in a database.Central storage means that content can be reused in many places
on the website.
- At any time you can access form data to use for contacting your customers
- Dynamic content.Extensions like forums, polls, shopping applications, searching, news
management, automatically rotating front page articles can be added as part of the initial site brief
or added later
- Cooperation: Encourages faster updates, generates accountability for authored content (logs)
and cooperation between authors.
- Content scheduling Content publication can often be time-controlled, hidden for later use or
require user login with password.