Why Content Management Systems Cannot Be Ignored in Web Design
In a day and age where tiny shiny devices can tell you things about what is happening on the other side of the globe, an online presence is what every business strives to maintain. A website is the simplest tool in a company’s utility belt to showcase everything they can offer while engaging with their clientele.
But, what is the best way to create a website?
Building a website from scratch might seem daunting at first, keeping in mind its need to not only provide comprehensive information, yet also be user-friendly and captivate an audience long enough to hold their interest and attention.
So, how does one maintain a balance between content and design?
Bill Gates once said “Content is King”. While that may be true, it is important to remember the kingdom is always evolving. The king must keep up. This can only be achieved with web design that is versatile and dynamic with a strong foundation. This is why a Content Management System (CMS) is the most effective path to take.
CMS is a software which can offer solutions ranging from simple aid like pre-built templates, to build your website to multifaceted intricate features like facilitating integration of e-commerce and digital asset management. With straightforward WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interfaces that allow one to edit and modify a website in the very format that the end result will be in, CMS makes editing the content and design of a website an uncomplicated activity. This is what makes it perfect for the contemporary website that needs to consistently be updated and upgraded to adapt to its audience.
CMS powered websites present a solution for several difficulties that one may run into in the process of launching a website. Worried about maintenance and changes you might need to make? The software provides services for quick edits, page additions, and format changes like the possible addition of an e-commerce portal or a subscription form. Need to fast-track the website launch? Pre-designed templates allow for prompt decisions and an overarching idea of what the website will look like, giving clients a convenient format to start working with. This scratches out the need to start from scratch.
While one might assume that all this talk about pre-sets might just turn their website into an unoriginal.com that could get lost in the web, a front end User Interface (UI) provides one with a plethora of effortless customization. So, if all your friends are jumping off the bridge, you can take an axe to the bridge and turn it into a diving board. To top it all off, most CMS solutions are multi-user friendly, permitting the assigning of roles to multiple users, and creating a virtual team of accounts all pitching in to manage different parts of the website. So, tell your friends not to jump off that bridge just yet. And, of course, with an option to easily preview your website as you build, edit, and
finalize it, this software turns what would essentially be ‘spot the error’ with a coded website to a smooth and painless process.
While we’ve used the last 500 words to explain why a Content Management System is important to build a website, CMS is rather self explanatory in the services it provides. Managing the content and maintaining a premium and up-to-date website becomes exponentially easier.