You may have heard the acronym “CMS” and it left you wondering what is it and why do I want to use one? This term has become very popular in recent web design discussions or by companies offering such products. A “CMS” is a Content Management System. Per Wikipedia, a CMS is defined as “a computer application that allows publishing, editing and modifying content, organizing, deleting as well as maintenance from a central interface.” There are a few very popular CMS software packages such as WordPress, Joomla and Weebly.
Our company mainly develops using WordPress, but does use Joomla on certain occasions and each implementation is based on the customers requirements. We implement this solution for our customers because it allows the customer to maintain their own content after launch with the help of a users manual or training that we provide. This is a huge step from web sites that only the designer or developer could edit leading to updates that only happen when you pay someone else to do it. This is one of the reasons before the CMS software popularity, websites didn’t get updated.