CMS Development

A CMS or Content Management System is used for the control and editing of content. Content includes electronic files, images and video based media, audio files, electronic documents and web text. The main concept behind a CMS is to make these files available for editing inter-office or over the Internet. A CMS is often used to archive documents as well.

A CMS is normally able to provide the following features:-

  • A CMS web site is database driven -

    This allows you to create and store hundreds or thousands of pages in the database without the need to update each one of them.
  • Separate design and content -

    The design of the site template is separate from the content. This allows you to change the design any time without affecting the content stored on the site.
  • Use cascading style sheet (CSS) to control site appearance -

    Altering one CSS file will allow you to change the design and/or color of your CMS site. The consistency of the design can be preserved.
  • Access from anywhere -

    Authors and editors can access the site from any computer with an internet connection. This means users can update the site at the same time from any location in the world.
  • Web site management panel -
    The backend administration panel not only provides the ability to add content but also to add modules such as polls, banners, news management and menus. 1Authors can be given limited permissions to prevent them from editing content which they are not authorized to change.
  • HTML knowledge not required -
    A CMS site allows non-technical people to add content. They just need to login with a user name and password then use the web editor that’s built into the CMS to add their content.
  • Saves time -
    If you were using a static site to add content from multiple authors, each author would have to download the pages from the server to their computer first, update them, then upload them back to the server. This would be very time consuming and could generate a lot of errors.
  • Create search engine friendly pages -
    The separation of content from design allows you to easily include keywords in the URL of each page. If the title of your article was “Content Management System” your URL would be written as:

  • Attracts visitors -
    A CMS site attracts visitors because it can be constantly and rapidly updated. It not only generates pages that are search engine friendly but can produce lots of links from the new content that is added and syndicated.