Content Managed Sites
Adding a content management system to your website enables you to have complete control over the content. Websites built using CMS are a little more sophisticated than static websites and so they cost a little more to produce. Here’s what most CMS will allow you to do:
- Edit page text
This allows you to update any page content whenever you need to. You’ll also be able to choose how your content is styled, using headings, colours and controlling the formatting (bold, italic, etc).
- Create links
Add links to your content to enable visitors to use resources, visit other websites and find pages on your own site more easily.
- Add images
An image uploader ensures that your site has up-to-date visual content that attracts the eye and demonstrates your products or services in a more attractive way.
- Add/remove pages
Add and remove whole sections of the website whenever you need to.
Systems we use
We frequently use two content management systems (though we do have experience with a variety of other popular editors):
WordPress is now the most widely-used CMS on the web, supporting a huge number of websites. We use this platform due to its stable, accessible code and its extensive library of plug-ins and add-ons.
Our own custom-built content management system is based around the system built for photographers by Phosys. The Webapp allows complete access to page content on your website as well as a sophisticated image uploader which resizes photos for you automatically.
Magento is a powerful e-commerce platform that enables you to create and manage a large online shop. Magento is fast becoming one of the most popular choices for e-commerce sites thanks to its flexibility and customisation.
Actinic is another sales platform that enables the creation of an online store. Actinic shops are often based templated layouts and are particularly good for clean, simple webshops with standard features.
Concrete5 is a straightforward content management system. A good choice for smaller websites needing simple page text editing and image management.