Content Management Systems (CMS)
A Content Management System or CMS, is software installed on the server hosting a website that manages the content for the account. A CMS is useful for both web developers and clients alike in that it removes the need to review and edit code to make changes to a website and replaces it with an easy to use editor.
These editors (often called WYSIWYG, or “What you see is what you get” editors) create an intuitive, visual environment that displays content as it appears on screen. Viewing editable content in the way it is actually displayed makes changing that content much easier for everyone involved. In addition, a CMS automates a lot of the complex process that would have previously needed to be written from scratch. This not only makes the development process easier and cheaper, but it also creates a more stable environment. Using well developed, thoroughly tested software to run a website greatly reduces the likelihood of coding errors.
The real power of these systems is their open source nature, which means they are not only free to use, but well supported and regularly updated and improved. Media Machine support development on most of the major Content Management Systems like Joomla, Word Press and Drupal.
By creating sites with Content Management Systems, we can offer website packages which are easy to update by the client. This is done not only with localised training at handover and technical support, but also with invaluable video training which is offered free to all of our clients. Updating content yourself will never replace an experienced web developer, but it can make performing simple changes a reality to clients.
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