Content Management System
The development of Content Management Systems (CMS) has been an extraordinary improvement in the way web sites are built.
HTML Web Sites: Page-Driven
Web sites used to be built one "page" at a time. You wrote the content, added some graphics, and "uploaded" that page to a web server where it stayed until you needed to change it again, at which time you had to "download" the page, edit the code and content, then "upload" it to the server once again. This worked fine for relatively static sites with a small amount of content, but it was incredibly cumbersome for a lot of situations. For example, if your web site featured a calendar of events, you'd have to edit the calendar page each time an event changed. And if you had a list of "upcoming events" on a particular page, you'd have to edit that page, too! That's a lot of work required to keep a calendar current, and with all the uploading, downloading, and editing of confusing HTML code files, the "webmaster" often was the only person who could change even the simplest bits of information.
CMS Web Sites: Database-Driven
A Content Management System is web-based software designed to make it easy to keep your web site up to date, and to organize your content in ways that are helpful to your users. All of the "content" (such as the date and time of an upcoming event) is stored in a database, and the Content Management System looks up the most current information and displays it on your web pages in the appropriate spot. It's fast, cost-effective, and easy to use.
We can build an attractive and interactive CMS-based web site for you that you can update and maintain yourself using just your web browser, with no experience or programming knowledge needed.