Content Management Systems
If you've ever experienced the frustration
of waiting for someone else to make a simple update to your
website, then you already understand why Content Management Systems
(CMS) are a good thing. Simply, they put you in control.
A Content Management System is a means to update a web site
without requiring programming skills. Be careful though - strictly
speaking, anything from a very basic, very infexible form to an
enterprise system costing hundreds of thousands of pounds can be
classed as a CMS, so make sure you understand exactly what you are
Our standard Content Managment System is Umbraco, an enterprise grade
CMS based on solid, proven Microsoft technologies (Microsoft even
use it themselves), but which doesn't come with a price tag which
will make you weep. In fact, depending what features and support
you require, the CMS itself may be free.
We like Umbraco because it's reliable and highly flexible -
whatever you want, chances are we can build it in Umbraco. You'll
love it because it's simplicity itself to use.
Originally designed as a blogging tool, Wordpress is now a competent
Content Management System, suitable for smaller sites. The software
is free and a wide variety of plugins are available to extend its
functionality - if they don't do what you need then we can write
custom ones as well.
If you only need a basic CMS or are on a tight budget, Wordpress
may well fit the bill.
We have extensive experience of the Contensis Content Management System, so if you
need to update a site that runs on Contensis then get in touch with