Posted by designzillas on 5/14/10
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Content Management Systems allow for the manipulation of website content without any programming knowledge. A Content Management System (CMS) helps to maintain your website’s online material while also organizing your workflow. Content Management Systems are ideal for businesses that require direct control over their web presence.
|Need to know programming||-|
|Easy to edit||-|
|Multiple user accounts (out of the box)||-|
|Understood by most developers||-|
|Will teach you HTML / CSS||-|
By building on a CMS, you ensure that your website can be understood by multiple developers. Now, both users and programmers can integrate their work onto one site, and if any changes must be made, multiple programmers understand the Content Management System’s language. This extended access combined with a universally understood system allows for users to transfer their data into the hands of other programmers without having to completely rebuild their website.
Having an indexable website is essential to having high rankings and increased page views. A CMS ensures that all your pages will be optimized for the most common search engines. SEO-friendly websites built on CMS tend to rank higher in Google search results, leading to greater traffic flow and more business. Maintaining dynamic META tags, titles, descriptions, URL structures, and keywords helps improve your website's overall index throughout the major search engines.
CMS software is a proficient method to collect and publish information on the web. Even your basic tech-noob can access their website and manage their documents without contacting their programmer.
CMSs provide a framework for manipulating content, preventing a user from writing bad code or breaking their own website on accident.
Many CMS have preconfigured templates governing the look-and-feel of your site, ensuring newly created or modified pages maintain a consistent appearance.
Some CMS have multiple levels of user access, allowing web-masters to divide the responsibility of managing large websites.
Open Source CMS are developed by large communities of programmers and volunteers. Therefore, Open Source software tends to be more cutting-edge, flexible, and commonly utilized. Open Source Software is reliable enough to be used by organizations of any size, including the White House (who built their website on Drupal).
Closed Source CMS, are developed by an individual company and are proprietary. You have to pay rights to use them, but they offer a more regulated application. Generally, varying levels of tech support also comes with the purchase of the CMS license. However, Closed Source CMS are typically written for a specific purpose, and therefore tend to be restrictive in their feature set and flexibility.