Content Management Systems


Platforms that put you in control of your site

Content Management Systems
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Greater Control Over Your SIte and Content

You need to make some changes to your site but your designer just can’t seem to get around to making what seems to be simple edits to your data.

And often It seems that the smaller the edit the longer it takes. It’s easy to understand why this happens. Designers and developers are usually immered in big projects like building sites or apps. Minor edits to a clients site tend to get pushed to the bottom of the todo stack.

But a CMS makes it easy for the owner of the business or an employee to logon and make changes at anytime in real time. That means you are more in control of your site and your companies information is fresher and more up to date.

For a quick overview of what editing your content will be like in a CMS, take a look at this brief video.

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Separation of Content and Code

Remember when editing your site’s content meant mucking around in HTML files? You felt like you needed a degree in computer science just to logon and make some pricing changes.

A CMS separates the content (data, text, images) from the code that controls the design and functionality of your site. You never have to go near a line of code again. Edit your site to your hearts content and know that you can’t break the site because you accidentally deleted a bracket.

This makes it easy for non-technical staff to quickly and easily make changes to your site.

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Collaboration and Distribution of Responsibilities

A CMS allows distribution of responsibilities. Some users will be designated as writers/contributors, others as editors/reviewers/publishers, others as administrators. Writers will be able to write content and submit it for review, but will not be able to publish the content live to the web. Reviewers will be notified when content is submitted and can decide if the content should be published or sent back for more work. Administrators have total control of the system and can publish any content directly.

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Long Term Cost Savings

A CMS typically will cost more initially than a traditional website design, but the long-term costs tend to be less and more predictable. If a site has to be updated frequently, a CMS will pay for itself long-term over the costs of paying someone to make all changes like an outside designer,consultant or service.

Chances are, this other person will use a CMS anyway, just to make their own lives easier, but still charge you the cost of doing it manually.