CMS (Content Management System)

CMS (Content Management System) Implementation

Setting up a website is not always easy. Although we have clear ideas about what we want to achieve we can come to a sudden halt, especially if we are not experienced developers, when faced with difficulties related to which technology to use, which standards to adhere to and which services to implement.

Add to all of this, the time factor which is sometimes crucial. Even if we only want to design a site for the local the club or our personal pages.

In these cases, you may wish there was simply a kind of standard template of a site, which perhaps you can customize to your own likings by adding and removing components easily, and above all, without having to be advanced programmers.

A CMS is very close to achieving this desire, but not always people have heard of them, or if they have, fully understand what they are. The more complex the expectations we have on a site, the more the need for technical expertise to customize the system.

Do not panic though, there are many CMS and with a little patience in general you can be designed to fit everyone's needs.

A myth to dispel about CMS (Content Management System) is that CMS are use only beginners. Nothing could be further from the truth, there are very complex CMS used successfully in the professional world. Another myth to dispel is that a CMS will serve only to create news sites or blogs. Although systems are strongly oriented to this kind of application, some of them allow you to create rich portals.

How is a CMS (Content Management System) done?

A CMS typically consists of a series of dynamic pages for site administration, a set of models (templates) for web pages to be customized, a system for storing the chosen settings, almost invariably a database.

To run a CMS (Content Management System) all that is needed is a web server that supports the language used for dynamic pages and is coupled to the appropriate DBMS. The combinations are many, but we worked on most of them by now. At Web Services we have developed CMS using PHP, ASP, ASP.NET, Java, XML, coupled with MySQL, SQL-Server, MS-Access, PostgreSQL, etc.. There is no CMS that our developers are not capable of working on.

Many of these projects are free and open-source and are supported by communities that provide skin or new components to enrich the expressive potential of their CMS.

Advantages and disadvantages of a CMS (Content Management System)

Finally we try to highlight some of the most important benefits that derive from the use of a CMS (Content Management System):

  • The code is neither written nor tested by us
  • Usually gets sites to adhere to internet standards
  • Good support is available, especially for known CMS
  • We can focus more on content and services.

So everything is very easy ... you will have only:

Type (or 'copy & paste' content from a Word document) in a browser
Upload images to the server via a browser (as simple as uploading photos on Facebook)
Group content into categories of your choice
No need to know FTP, HTML, forms, scripts, etc.

Whatever your CMS requirements, we are able to recommend and build the right system for you. Unlike other web designers and some of our competitors, we don't only know or work with one type only of CMS system. We will use the most suitable and convenient for our customers according to specific circumstances. Then you just relax and let CSW ( take care of the work to be done for your website.